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In the news: Saturday, December 2, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Canadian Press article (from the Canadian Manufacturing website), “Toronto transit chief who battled Bombardier, departs for top job in NYC”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the CP24 website), “PCs vow to cut taxes and hydro rates in platform”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the CP24 website), “Delayed on the TTC? A note from the transit agency will explain tardiness”, here.
  • CBC News Thunder Bay report, “Streetcar production ‘dramatically increased’ at Thunder Bay Bombardier plant, but problems remain”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “King Street was revamped for an ambitious transit project - is the route actually any faster?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “‘Ghost’ trains running on new Line 1 extension as TTC tests $3.1B service”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Police issue 560 tickets to motorists on King Street over 5 weekdays of pilot project”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC looks to electric buses to cut emissions”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Ontario PC platform to focus on middle class as election looms”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Numbers in Ontario PC subway plan ‘don’t add up’, transit advocate says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Commuters, like new StatsCan data, say public transit is the best way to get to work”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “The commuter conundrum: Car vs. GO train”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “SafeTTC app tips lead to 3 arrests”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Notable moments in Byford’s tenure as TTC boss”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Take over of TTC subways is needed to ‘make sure’ new lines get built: Patrick Brown”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Brown says Tories would ‘take on’ city’s share of Scarborough subway project”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory says he’ll meet with provincial leaders to discuss ideas for transit”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Security guard spat on, attack aboard bus in Markham: YRP”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC CEO says King Street was ‘embarrassing’ before pilot”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Arrest made after TTC bus passenger sprayed in the face with unknown substance”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Metrolinx explains why TTC riders have to wait 8 months for 2-hour time-based transfers”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto has the longest commutes in Canada. How does your commute compare?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Spike in the number of Canadians cycling, taking public transit to work”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC head Andy Byford leaving post to lead New York City Transit”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Andy Byford shows how effective leadership is the better way”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “A streetcar named disaster? Worried Toronto businesses consider protest of King Street pilot project”, here.
  • The IFP ([Georgetown] Independent Free Press) article, “Railroad authority dragging its heels repairing unsafe railroad crossings in Halton Hills”, here.
  • insauga post, “Major Changes Coming to Transportation in Mississauga”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Oakville company recognized by Metrolinx at Smart Commute Awards”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC board approves 2-hour transfers but questions timeframe, price tag”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Edges of Toronto: Scarborough politicians get behind light rail”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Build Scarborough subway and light rail extensions together: Shan”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Portion of West Toronto Railpath to close for new track project”, here.
  • NOW article, “Bloor bike lanes: Did we just miss an opportunity to do something really big?”, here.
  • NOW article, “Toronto coach terminal could use some inspired ideas for its reuse”, here.
  • Simcoe.com article, “How 85 GO train fatalities since 2010 took their toll on Metrolinx staff”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “More Public Transit Will Help Us Breathe Easier”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Province should take over TTC, other cities’ transit systems, says Toronto Region Board of Trade”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Malvern residents left without rapid transit options despite promised improvements”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory backs second look at tunnelled Eglinton West LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory and Councillor Josh Matlow square off over Scarborough transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Andy Byford leaving the TTC for a job with New York City Transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “After Andy Byford, the challenges ahead for TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Outgoing TTC head Andy Byford did better, for The Better Way”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Patrick Brown promises PCs would bring hydro-bill relief, new subways, lower taxes”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “It’s time for the TTC to allow two-hour fares”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit pilot taking toll, say King St. business owners”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Late for work? The TTC can give you a note for that”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “More women commute by public transit than men, census data show”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Share of Torontonians taking public transit to work is on the rise, while reliance on cars declines”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Yes, GTA commuters, it is taking longer to get to work”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “If a rule can be cruelly enforced, it will be”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “City of Toronto builds its first shopping mall on a former TTC parking lot”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “PC transit plan specific and detailed: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: When Sunnyside was full of amusement”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Hop-on, hop-off TTC transfer on its way”, here.
  • TVO commentary, “Patrick Brown is angry about Liberal waste, but his platform is Liberal light”, here.
  • TVO commentary, “How intercity bus service is failing Ontarians”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC Issues 30% Tunnel Design RFT for Relief Line South”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Ontario PC, Board of Trade Transit Proposals Cause a Stir”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Del Duca Sets Up Conversation on Hydrogen Fuel Cell GO Trains”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Toronto Launches Smart Traffic Signals Pilot”, here.
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