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In the news: Tuesday, March 19, 2013



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Toronto Region Board of Trade proposes new taxes to fund expanded transit “, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Thought’s on P.D. Smith’s City” here
  • BlogTO post, “Will Toronto ever get behind transit taxes?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Ontario NDP leader rejects Board of Trade transit proposal”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC’s Byford apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ subway delays”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC CEO apologizes for ‘unacceptable’ subway delays”, here.
  • CodeRedTO.com post, “Toronto Region Board of Trade Joins the Rational Funding Conversation”, here.
  • CodeRedTO.com post, “Future Transit Question of the Month: Emergency Vehicles and LRT Curbs”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC apologizes for subway delays”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Toronto Region Board of Trade calls for dedicated transit taxes”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC apologizes, explains subway delays”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC apologizes for ‘poor subway service’ Monday”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto’s business community calls for taxes and fees to expand transit”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC CEO says ‘I’m sorry’ on YouTube for service problems”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Hall Findlay: Our tax system makes no sense for cities”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Rhymes from underground: The subway poetry slam”, here
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto Region Board of Trade offers suggestions for funding The Big Move”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com editorial, “Political will needed to make transit recommendations reality”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC apologizes for ‘sorry’ subway service on Monday night”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC CEO Andy Byford addresses how transit in Toronto can be improved”, here.
  • National Post article, “Post: TTC CEO says ‘sorry’ for ‘poor subway service’ that wrecked rush-hour commute”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC chair not ruling out bringing back vehicle registration tax”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Watch: TTC CEO Byford says sorry”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Councillors react to Board of Trade’s transit funding recommendations”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Province, Metrolinx Will Look at Funding Recommendations”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Watch: Road Tolls, Extra Taxes Proposed to Ease Gridlock”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Is Olivia Chow missing the train?”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “What are your thoughts on the Board of Trade’s transit revenue tools?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Board of Trade Advocates New Revenue For Transit”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Ed Levy Writes About Rapid Transit in Toronto”, here.
  • The Grid TO post, “Red-Light Distress”, here.
  • The Grid TO post, “Ghost City: 85 Spadina Road”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Board of Trade: It’s Time to Pay For Transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Tough but vital transit medicine from Toronto Region Board of Trade”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit funding - Board of Trade suggests raising $2B a year in sales, gas and parking taxes”, here.
  • Toronto Star article,”Transit funding - Suburban commuters skeptical of Toronto Board of Trade’s tax plan”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transportation minister questions idea of charging GO riders for parking”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit historian writes the book on downtown transit relief”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC CEO Andy Byford apologizes for delays in Monday’s commute”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Politicians ignore creative ways to fund our crumbling infrastructure”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC CEO Andy Byford apologizes by YouTube for commute”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “New taxes to fund transit ‘aren’t the answer’: Halliday”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “TTCRiders weighs in on The Big Move and transit funding”, here.
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