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In the news: Thursday, January 31, 2013



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Lakeshore West GO service resumes after pedestrian hit by VIA train near Burlington”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Don’t Look At Me. It’s Not My Mess”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Morning Brew: Rob Ford happy TTC newsstand contract under review, Stintz claims radio silence, former mayors urge against casino, and credit/debit for Metropasses”, here.”
  • CBC News Hamilton report, “Pedestrian killed by VIA train in Burlington”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Mayor Ford pleased TTC newsstand offer will be reviewed”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Metrolinx to hold public meeting on Eglinton Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Man killed in Burlington VIA train crash”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Stintz: TTC not reconsidering newsstand deal”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Man in 20s struck and killed by Via Rail passenger train in Burlington”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC asks third party to review new subway newsstand lease”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “VIA train hits, kills pedestrian in Burlington”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Mayor, TTC chair vie for media attention over newsstands contract”, here.
  • Hamilton Spectator article, “VIA train kills man in Burlington”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com editorial, “A taxing predicament”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Third party to look at controversial TTC subway newsstand lease”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Toronto post, “Hitting the right notes on transit, Kathleen Wynne deserves the chance to lead”, here.
  • National Post article, “Incoming Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne says she’s eager to adopt new transit revenue streams”, here.
  • National Post article, “Karen Stintz, Rob Ford still divided over sole-sourced newsstands deal”, here.
  • National Post article, “‘This is clearly the best deal for the TTC’: Gateway Newsstands defends controversial sole-sourced deal”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “AUDIO: TTC to review late news stand bid; Stintz stands by original deal”, here.
  • NOW article, “Fed up with transit? Tell the city how to make it better”, here.
  • NOW article, “Karen Stintz: Rob Ford won’t call me back”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Karen Stintz Reviewing TTC Newsstand Deal”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit funding: A test of political will and citizen willingness”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Keep up pressure to fight transit gridlock”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga wants LRT and is counting on Kathleen Wynne to deliver”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Olivia Chow’s proposed fix for Gardiner, TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC newsstands: Karen Stintz asks staff to review bid by Gateway rival International News”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “VIA Rail train hits, kills pedestrian in Burlington”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The Fixer: Big fuss over a small letter at Dufferin TTC station”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC loan fraud: Charges mount as numerous victims come forward”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Rob Ford happy TTC looking at second newsstand offer”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Man now accused of scamming $18K from Jewish community”, here.
  • Toronto Sun’s Good Gravy blog post, “Karen Stintz’s letter to commissioners”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe