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In the news: Sunday, March 24, 2013



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Two TTC employees face 30 charges in alleged fare thefts”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “TTC chair eyes federal funds for downtown relief subway”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “TTC subway doors open in tunnel for 2nd time this week”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Meet the TTC’s giant coin sorting machine of old”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Fennell pleased with federal budget”, here.”
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Rob Ford says Sheppard subway a priority over downtown relief line”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Differing opinions on federal budget”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Durham business leaders talk transit”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com commentary, “Livable cities must trump sprawl”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Fords put a Scarborough subway extension ahead of Downtown relief line”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC fare collectors face charges over fare theft”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC head hopeful federal infrastructure money will fund downtown subway relief line”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Unlocking the gridlock”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Ford touts Sheppard subway as candidate for infrastructure funds”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto MPs, Olivia Chow and Andrew Cash, disappointed in federal budget”, here.
  • Mississauga.com article, “City eyes new committee on transit and transportation”, here.
  • Mississauga.com article, “McCallion says federal funding for infrastructure is not enough”, here.
  • Mississauga.com article, “City awaits Metrolinx report on funding tools”, here.
  • Mississauga.com article, “Board of trade hosts meeting on Big Move funding”, here.
  • Mississauga.com article, “Bus pass program coming back for UTM students”, here.
  • National Post article, “Rob Ford’s pitch for Sheppard subway derailed, again”, here.
  • National Post article, “‘Not our problem’: Mayors in the 905 react to proposed transit revenue tools for GTA”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Mayor Rob Ford looks set for another skirmish over subways”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Spacing co-presents: Who pays for regional transportation?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Spadina Reconstruction News (Updated March [24], 2013)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “York Street Construction News”, here.
  • The Grid post, “Contrary to what the mayor thinks, we’re totally fine with paying taxes for transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, Poll: Is Toronto ready for transit taxes?, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit foot draggers won’t just move aside”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ford’s Scarborough subway push boosted by federal infrastructure funds”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Subway doors open while inside tunnel, TTC blames trainee for human error”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Federal budget 2013: Jim Flaherty’s hypercautious approach won’t spur growth”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Federal budget 2013: $148B devoted over 10 years [to] renew infrastructure for Canadian cities”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Budget plan could ease Toronto gridlock, minister says”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Cyprus, dedicated transit funding and guerrilla warfare”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Political roadblocks could keep Ontarians stuck in traffic forever”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Is Toronto’s condo boom causing too much density?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto’s condo towers: Are they getting too tall?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Commuter ‘quiet zones’ the way to go”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Toronto’s flip-flopping TTC chair”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Use budget cash for Sheppard subway: Ford”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC puts wrinkle in Olivia Chow press conference”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC probing subway doors opened in tunnel”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Two TTC employees charges with stealing fares”, here.
  • TTCRiders post, “Standing room only at TTCRiders’ first Transit Talk Town Hall event”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City Seeks Public Input on Downtown Surface Transport Study”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Politicians salute subway breakthrough”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Critics want changes to York U bus plan”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “GO adds trains, alters schedules in Markham”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Feedback sought on possible Stouffville bus route”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com column, “We need infrastructure first before new residents move in”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Markham, Richmond Hill earn commuter awards”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com editorial, “Social issues growing in our affluent community”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe