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In the news: Saturday, October 13, 2012



Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.

  • 680 All News Radio report, “Union Station reaches makeover milestone”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Toronto’s Civic Action Alliances launches ‘32’ campaign aimed at commuters”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Police probe alleged Bathurst Station sexual assaults”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Taxes! What Are They Good For?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What’s going on with the Union Station construction?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What about a 1% transit tax?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What are best and worst seats on TTC?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Too many government bodies overseeing transit: Hudak”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Worst traffic list puts Vancouver, Montreal ahead of Toronto”, here.
  • Citytv News Toronto report, “$640M Union Station overhaul has ‘come a long way’: Ford”, here.
  • Citytv News Toronto report, “‘What would you do with 32’ transit campaign launched”, here.
  • CP24 report, “New campaign urges Ontarians to push transit plan ahead”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Province should assume control of TTC: Hudak”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Cops investigating Bathurst Station sex assaults”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Group asks Toronto residents to imagine a shorter commute”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC chair challenges Hudak on his plan for province to take over subways, LRTs”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Group asks city hall and citizens to face reality on transit funding”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Density, infrastructure and the cost of building a vertical Toronto”, here.
  • Globe and Mail “infographic”, “Streetcar ridership on downtown Toronto routes”, here.
  • GTTA Visions post, “Ontario Conservatives promise tax cuts, new subways if elected — Toronto Star”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Mimico GO station to receive millions in upgrades”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “CivicAction asks what residents would do with an extra 32 minutes”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Executive Committee recommends surveying Toronto residents on how to pay for transit”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Rally in Sorauren Park this weekend”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transit union launches new media awareness campaign”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Money for Span McCowan plan spent on streetcars, Scarborough Community Council told”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Homeowners fed up with litter, loitering from people waiting at bus stop beside house”, here.
  • National Post article, “Toronto group start[s] ‘Big Move’ on transit”, here.
  • National Post column, “Tim Hudak offers a nice transit plan. Shame about the money”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report: VIDEO: Union Station Revitalization Continues on Budget”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Group says Transit Plan Could Shave Major Time from Commutes”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Fire on TTC bus”, here.
  • NOW article, “For whom the road tolls?”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “‘What would you do with 32’ (minutes, that is)”, here.
  • Steve Munro post, “Raining on Civic Action’s 32 Minute Parade”, here.
  • The Grid post, “Snapshot: Union Station’s revitalization project rolls on”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “A Look Behind the Construction Hoarding at Union Station”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Rob Ford Compromises on Public Housing and Transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Anti-gridlock campaign: How would you spend an extra 32 minutes a day?”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “It’s time to tell the truth about transit”, here.
  • Toronto Stararticle, “Hudak’s plan for Toronto-region transportation: pros and cons”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario Conservatives promise tax cuts, new subways, if elected”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor Ford’s former rival champions transit tax”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Flaming TTC bus: Quick-thinking driver gets passengers safely off bus”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “It’s not your imagination: Rush hour is getting worse”, here.
  • Toronto Star’s Wheels.ca article, “Smackdown: Should drivers pay up for public transit expansion?”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial cartoon, “How cute! A little Rob Ford!”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Rob Ford tours Union Station renovation”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Put all Toronto-area transit and roads under control of Metrolinx: Hudak”, here.
  • Toronto Sun’s Good Gravy post, “Transit tolls / taxes talk”, here.
  • Toronto Sun’s Good Gravy post, “Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong on Taxes and Death”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Take action now for electric trains and a fully-integrated rapid transit connection to Pearson Airport”, here.