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In the news: Thursday, February 23, 2012



Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.

  • 680 All News Radio post, “Rally to be held Saturday to ‘fire Rob Ford’”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “A Return to Form”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Reaction to the firing of TTC GM Gary Webster”, here.
  • Bow. James Bow post, “Who You Calling Incompetent?”, here.
  • Citytv News Toronto report, “Councillors react to firing of TTC GM Gary Webster”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC searches for new GM after high-profile sacking”, here.
  • Ford for Toronto post, “Without Just Cause: Gary Webster gets fired”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Mayor’s opponents building coalition to derail subways”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column (by Mayor Rob Ford), “A better way to retool Toronto’s ailing transit system”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “New TTC head vows to transcend politics and express his views”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Time for TTC to look forward, Mayor says of Webster’s ouster”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “WATCHDOG: Political interference in TTC operation must end now”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transit meeting set for Feb. 28”, here.
  • National Post article, “Q&A: TTC’s Andy Byford says it’s too soon to pick sides in subway, light rail debate”, here.
  • National Post column, “By firing Gary Webster, Team Ford turned the head of a backwards transit system into a martyr”, here.
  • National Post column, “Transit war heightens hostilities on Toronto’s quarrelsome council”, here.
  • National Post article, “Gary Webster’s message to TTC staff after his firing: ‘There are times when situations arise that are outside of our control’”, here.
  • National Post article, “Andy Byford’s memo to TTC employees after the termination of Gary Webster”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Questions About Who Should Lead The Way In Toronto Transit Growth”, here.
  • NOW article, “Time for council to take control of the transit file or watch it blow up in their faces”, here.
  • NOW article, “‘Absolute integrity’”, here.
  • NOW article, “Ford’s toadies”, here.
  • OpenFile Toronto post, “On the Danforth, courting density is a slow process”, here.
  • OpenFile Toronto post, “For the record: Three letters about Gary Webster”, here.
  • OpenFile Toronto post, “Ottawa and Toronto react to transit chief dismissals”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “LRT Today: A New Jersey transit state of mind”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Urban Planet: Public Perception and the Economic Benefits of Light Rail Transit”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “The Secret Sheppard Subway Report”, here.
  • The Grid post, “Fact Sheet: What’s up with those Yonge subway closures?”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “With Gary Webster’s sacking, Ford’s allies somehow make a hero of a civil servant”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Won’t the real Corey Mintz please stand up?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC light rail plans are full-speed ahead”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Firing TTC chief sends bad message, Mississauga politicians say”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Gary Webster’s message to TTC staff”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Why can’t voters fire Toronto Mayor Rob Ford?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Byford plans to focus on ‘business as usual’ at the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Taking the TTC to ‘the next level’”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Hefty severance for ex-TTC honcho”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Miller weighs in on TTC fracas”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “It’s just not Miller time”, here.