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In the news: Saturday, December 9, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “This is what the new TTC subway map looks like”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto agrees to move forward with its version of Central Park”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto just approved six new SmartTrack stations”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The TTC just added streetcars to King St.”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Scarborough really doesn’t want the one-stop subway station”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “5 lost streetcar routes in Toronto”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC’s Community Bus part of the city’s future transit plan”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What TTC subway stations were meant to look like”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The TTC will be totally free on New Year’s Eve”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “That time when Toronto was totally covered in railway tracks”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Two items make up 28% of Toronto’s capital budget”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto’s iconic Kodak Building 9 just made a big move”, here.
  • Canadian Cycling Magazine article, “Ontario makes $93 million investment in cycling infrastructure”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Globe and Mail website), “Raccoon boards Toronto subway, causes delay as crews try to capture it”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Outgoing TTC CEO Andy Byford’s good-bye message to Toronto: ‘keep building’”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto City Council approves 6 new SmartTrack stations”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Ontario PC leader says people of Scarborough deserve $3.5B subway extension”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Raccoon on subway stops Torontonians in their tracks”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Scarborough subway returns to council floor in last meeting of 2017”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “A rare look at how the TTC tries to nab fare evaders”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Confusion at Distillery District intersection has drivers turning onto streetcar tracks”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Calls continue for integrated fares between TTC and local transit agencies”, here.
  • CP24 report, “King St. pilot project significantly reduces rush-hour commute times for TTC riders: study”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Half of Torontonians support King Street pilot project: poll”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Debate over station concepts is ‘evidence’ that SmartTrack is on track”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Council votes to move forward with proposed station designs for ‘SmartTrack’ stops”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Byford says legacy will depend whether ‘culture change’ stands test of time”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Driver injured after car collides with TTC guardrail downtown”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map post, “There are buses that connect Belleville and Kingston. For some reason, you’re not allowed to ride them”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map post, “Ontario 2018 election campaign begins: Tories deny existence of rural bus users”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map post, “Long-distance ride-sharing: Another threat to intercity buses?”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “King Street pilot project: U of T study suggests travel times have improved”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Raccoon boards TTC subway train, briefly halts morning rush-hour service”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Lessons learned from the King Street transit pilot project”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Scarborough subway plan should be reconsidered if costs go about $3.56B: Byford”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Great Streets project could make downtown Toronto worth getting out of your car to enjoy”, here.
  • insauga post, “Here’s a sneak peak at what the Hurontario LRT cars will look like”, here.
  • insauga post, “Here’s what’s happening with the massive Cooksville GO redevelopment in Mississauga”, here.
  • Inside Halton.com article, “City reveals plans for Burlington GO mobility hubs”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com editorial, “Transit in Toronto would get a boost under Patrick Brown”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “THE CITY: Patrick Brown casts a politically amorous eye to Scarborough”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Council to continue study of building Eglinton West LRT underground”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Plan to buy Danforth Road plaza for subway up for debate at council”, here/
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Police looking for victim, witnesses of TTC Dufferin Station robbery”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC replacing track on Lake Shore near Humber Loop”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Revitalization ramps up at North York’s Keele and Finch neighbourhood”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “How intercity bus service is failing”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga councillors slam Metrolinx for progress on transit file”, here.
  • National Post column, “Banning cars from King Street won’t fix monumental mistakes by Toronto transit planners”, here.
  • NOW article, “Confusion - and bike collisions - on Queens Quay”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Region to fork over more under new PRESTO deal”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Renovations at GO Burlington hit five-year mark”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “‘Nightmare LRT work bringing drastic change to Leaside’”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Board of Trade pitches the myth of free transit”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Analysis of Route 504 King: (Part 1: Preliminary King Street Pilot Project Review) (Updated Dec. 5, 2017)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Analysis of Routes 501 Queen and 6 Bay: November 2017: (Part 2: Preliminary King Street Pilot Project Review)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board Meeting, Monday, November 28, 2017 (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The PC Ontario Transit Platform: Real Change or Smoke and Mirrors?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “King St. pilot project has slashed streetcar travel times, stats show”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Half of Torontonians support King Street transit pilot, poll finds”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Is the Scarborough subway good value for money?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough subway plan is right decision, says former TTC chair”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Let’s get all the facts on the Scarborough subway plan”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Council rejects request to study whether Scarborough subway is good value for money”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Council authorizes look at tunneling Eglinton West LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “If we want 21st-century transit, we’re going to have think big”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “‘Superlinx’ is not the solution to Toronto region’s transit woes”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Transit decisions must remain local, former chief planner says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx enhances privacy policy for Presto farecard”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Text from TTC CEO contradicts public statements on subway memo”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The TTC’s Andy Byford has woven his own tangled web of confusion”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Mississauga is starting to think past its suburban status”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “How Patrick Brown would change Toronto transit plans”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Cities must prepare for an integrated transit future, experts warn”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The Fixer: TTC removal of old poles is a slow process”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC employee hopes to solve the mystery of the war medals”, here.
  • Tree Hugger post, “Almost all successful cities are clamping down on private cars and promoting bikes”, here.
  • U of T News article, “U of T researchers find big improvements to TTC commutes on King Street pilot route”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Del Duca Sets Up Conversation on Hydrogen Fuel Cell GO Trains”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Hydrogen Powered Trains Attracting Attention World-Wide”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Vaughan’s Rutherford GO Station getting new parking spots, underpass”, here.
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