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In the news: Sunday, August 27, 2017



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Installation of Presto gages to briefly close TTC stations”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto businesses worried about cancelled TTC program”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Map charts Toronto condo prices by TTC subway stop”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Map charts Toronto area home prices by GO station”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The top 10 unbuilt projects in Toronto”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Councillor slams colleagues for underperforming in transit meeting”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Metrolinx has hired former ScotRail executive as new CEO, president”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Bombardier shipped unfinished streetcars to meet delivery deadline, TTC says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Bombardier files injunction against Metrolinx after being blocked on new contract”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Scarborough subway critics want auditor general to investigate”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Scarborough subway critics’ poll finds riders worried about stations closing”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Business down about 50% due to Eglinton LRT construction, area merchants say”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Former managing director or ScotRail named president and CEO of Metrolinx”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Bombardier shipped 4 unfinished streetcars to TTC in order to meet delivery target”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Woodbine Station is Toronto’s dirtiest stop: TTC audit”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC union blames workplace accident on use of contract workers”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC driver charged with careless driving after woman, 71, fatally struck”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC says 17 employees tested positive for drugs or alcohol, including 2 operators”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TIFF to close King West for three days”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Commuter parking lots to lose hundreds of spaces during power equipment upgrade”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Dirty 30: All but one of TTC’s Bloor-Danforth stations fail to meet cleanliness standards”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Metrolinx to review GO Transit’s pet policy following woman’s petition”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “RFQ issued for Toronto grade separation”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Ontario issues RFP for Hurontario LRT”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “First track laid for Eglinton LRT”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Plenty of construction work in Durham”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Bombardier shipped unfinished streetcars to meet delivery target”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Bombardier asks court to allow it to bid on Metrolinx contract”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Union demands TTC stop using contract workers after serious workplace accident”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto bus driver charged with careless driving after pedestrian fatally struck”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Metrolinx appoints ex-Scotland Rail head Philip Verster as new CEO”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “The TTC can learn from Japan about suicide prevention”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “What to do with Via Rail? Ottawa weighs multi-billion boost to passenger rail”, here.
  • insauga post, “The Hurontario LRT moves forward in Brampton and Mississauga”, here.
  • insauga post, “Do You Know What’s Happening With the $1.4 Billion Hurontario LRT Coming to Mississauga?”, here.
  • insauga post, “Are small businesses prepared for the LRT in Mississauga?”, here.
  • insauga post, “Changes coming to GO Transit service in Mississauga”, here.
  • insauga post, “5 unbuilt projects in Mississauga”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Schedule, route changes coming to Burlington Transit”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Scarborough RT riders unaware it will disappear, survey shows”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “End of time-based transfers on St. Clair bad for business: BIA”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC union alleges safety double standard after employee hit by bus”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Woman, 51, assaulted at TTC’s Wilson Station, suspect photo released”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “19 of Toronto’s 20 dirtiest subway stations are on the Bloor - Danforth line”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Request for Proposals issued for $1.4 billion Hurontario Light Rail Transit project”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading article, “Metrolinx issues RFQ for GO Transit’s Lakeshore East project”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “Infrastrucutre Ontario and Metrolinx issue RFP for LRT project in Ontario”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “4TRANSIT JV wins $238m Metrolinx contract for Regional Express Rail programme”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures article, “IO, Metrolinx issue RFP, RFQ for two Ontario transit projects”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Appeal over land for future GO station pushed to 2018”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Residents furious over potential changes to south Oshawa bus route”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Millions of hours stuck in traffic”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “125 Years (and More) of Electric Streetcar Operation”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Metrolinx Previews the Next Big Move”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “How Clean is My Station? (2017 Edition)”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Investing in High-Speed Rail Long Overdue for Ontario”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC closing eight stations for new fare gate installation”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier shipped unfinished streetcars to Toronto and then finished them here in order to meet delivery targets”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO Transit buses involved in 897 crashes since 2014, with drivers to blame for almost half of them”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier is taking Metrolinx to court - again”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough activists file auditor general complaint over transit spending”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx appoints former head of Scottish rail firm as new CEO”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “TTC riders need lookout person at new bus shelter: The Fixer”, here
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC driver charged following fatal July collision”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Some TTC employees reinstated after failing drug and alcohol tests”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO train rider wants a little puppy love”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Hydro upgrade will cause commuter disruption in Toronto starting next month”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Cleanliness issues at many TTC stations”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Bombardier takes Metrolinx to court over $2 billion Go maintenance contract”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Our CNE was a transit showcase: Filey”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC driver charged after woman struck, killed by bus”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “City’s capital budgeting process not working for taxpayers”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Mega-park price tag mystery”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Good News / Bad News for Scarborough Transit”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC Fare-Gates Coming to Eight Downtown Stations This Fall”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “501 Yonge Condos Bridging Across Subway Tunnel”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “More GO bus, train service coming to York Region, GTA”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “York Region Transit updates routes for start of school year”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Protesters let minister in Vaughan know Markham train horns too loud”, here.
Elsewhere in Southern Ontario
  • Barrie Examiner article, “GO adding more trains”, here.
  • Barrie Examiner article, “Ontario Council of Indigenous Peoples demands answers”, here.
  • Barrie Examiner article, “OCIP demands City-owned land”, here.
  • Bradford News article, “Metrolinx completes RER study”, here.
  • CBC News Hamilton report, “Hamilton council confirms that it wants HSR to run LRT - but will Metrolinx listen?”, here.
  • Global News report, “Hamilton business owners hear lessons learned during LRT construction in KW”, here.
  • Global News report, “Hamilton council backs motion to asking Metrolinx to let HSR operate LRT”, here.
  • OurPerth.ca article, “You want high speed? Watch these opponents get organized!”, here.
  • Simcoe.com article, “Simcoe County’s regional transit rollout date delayed until 2018”, here.