In the news: Wednesday, April 17, 2013



Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.

  • 299 Bloor Call Control post, “City report recommends council support taxes, tolls to pay for transit”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What’s happening with the Eglinton Station bus bays?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Ukulele gangsters descend upon the TTC”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Ontario will forge ahead with levies to fund transit: Wynne”, (from the CP24 website), here
  • CHCH-TV News report, “Wynne vowing to push on with transit fundraising”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC subway closed this weekend for track work”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “‘I don’t know how you can say no’: Mayor Rob Ford makes final push for Toronto casino ahead of debate”, here
  • Global News Toronto report, “Premier steady on revenue tools despite municipal objections”, here, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Report urges city council to support parking levy for transit funding”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Go train service to Barrie resumes for summer”, here.
  • National Post column, “Premier Wynne has some nerve asking for $50 billion to fund transit plan”, here.
  • National Post column, “Toronto’s Big Move sparks a Big Argument over Big Taxes”, here.
  • National Postarticle, “Toronto city manager wants sales tax, gas tax and /or parking levy to pay for transit expansion”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “WATCH / LISTEN: Province will have final say on funding for transit”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “City releases list of transit expansion revenue tools”, here.
  • NOW article, “Revenue is easy ‘cause it’s critical”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “A Chat with Minister Murray (Part II)” here.
  • Torontoist post, “Spotted: Ukulele Gangsters”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto report backs sales, gas tax and parking levies to pay for transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GTA Mayors get behind transit plan at CivicAction event, saying it’s time to move”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Build transit or forget about growth, Halton tells province”, here.
  • Toronto Star’s The Fixer blog post, “Bad timing on a tweet that was supposed to be clever”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Scrapped car tax could return to Toronto to fund transit”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Trust Liberals to spend $2 billion a year wisely? No”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Only in Toronto would councillors pick taxes over private-sector investment”, here.