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In the news: November 25 to December 2, 2012



Thanks to Darren Parberry, who gathered most of the links to news articles in this post last week while we were off-line.


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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Metrolinx promises Downtown Relief Line by 2028”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “A brief history of TTC tokens”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Sunday Supplement: Calgary’s wild Grey Cup antics, the ARL’s diesel trains, and Toronto’s 1940s highway mania”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Globe and Mail website), “TTC union reps allegedly helped destroy evidence in investigation of employee charged with theft”, here.
  • Citytv News Toronto report, “Frank Klees asks AG to look into Metrolinx’s Presto deal with TTC”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Plan calls for new downtown Toronto subway within 15 years”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto councillors criticize Ottawa for abandoning $1 billion annual transit fund”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC was confused about calls for bus from police, Mayor Ford: transcripts”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Transcript of call between TTC Transit Control and driver of on Ford bus controversy”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Free [Oakville] Transit Day for seniors up for debate”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Metrolinx CEO outlines transit priorities to Toronto Board of Trade”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Funding available from Metrolinx for community projects”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Toronto post, “Toronto Wrap: TTC fares go up…”, here.
  • National Post article, “Presto scan cards introduced across the TTC by 2016 as $8.48B transit plan moves ahead despite council chaos”, here.
  • National Post article, “Downtown and North York relief lines need to be bumped up, completed in 15 years: Metrolinx”, here.
  • National Post column, “Problems at Montreal’s Metro make the TTC look good”, here.
  • NOW article, “Downtown Relief Line coming soon to a city near you”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC 2013 Budget Update (Update 2)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC November 2012 Meeting Wrapup”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Spadina Reconstruction News (Updated November 29, 2012)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Dufferin Street Track Reconstruction (Update 2)”, here.
  • The Grid post, “Delays, folks. Delays. Delays. Delays”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Metrolinx Chief Says His Agency Aims to Build the Downtown Relief Line in 15 Years”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Big Move’s ‘second wave’ to include downtown relief line, extended Yonge subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC increase low compared to other area transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC, Metrolinx finally sign off on LRTs”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC signs up for Presto fare card”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO’s POP machines hit the scrap heap”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Is Mississauga bailing on its LRT plan?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC driver’s protest at being diverted for Ford’s team: ‘Do you want these people to lynch me?’”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC employee charged with stealing from collection till”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC getting on board with Presto”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC union reps charged with theft coverup”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Metrolinx ‘Next Wave’ of The Big Move”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Metrolinx and City of Toronto officially ink LRT & Presto deals”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the TTC’s New ‘Leslie Barn’”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe