In the news: Sunday, May 19, 2013



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Is Metrolinx replacing enough of the trees it’s cut down?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The past and future of Mount Dennis”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: I can beat you”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC adds WheelTrans buses as elevator strike continues” here. (May 13)
  • CodeRedTO.com post, “Spring Public Meetings Roundup”, here.
  • CodeRedTO.com post, “Ward 17 Event: “Public Transit for the Future: Who Pays?”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Highway 427 extension will start in 2017, if budget passed: Wynne”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com editorial, “Transit must be at the forefront of provincial debate”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “BEYOND THE HEADLINES: Transit debate shows council at its weakest”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Metrolinx seeks input on the future of Eglinton”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC boosts summer service to attractions”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Mulcair says federal government should have a role in funding for big city transit”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Toronto post, “City Hall’s very messy transit fight leaves some hope for transit expansion”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Toronto post, “How Toronto City Council came up $500 million short in transit debate”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Urban Compass Toronto post, “More people should be talking about GO Transit’s Scarborough potential”, here
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “DRT Pulse and what it means for Highway 2 GO bus passengers (west of Oshawa)”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “GO adds free WiFi to more GO stations and 60 more parking spaces at Oshawa GO Station”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I spy with my little eye…”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Considering this guy rides the train like he’s in his living room, that’s the closest he’ll ever get to an attractive woman”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I got up and asked the lady on the stairs if she would like to sit and then moved the back pack”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “City Hall’s transit double negative”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “HEAD SPACE: Q&A with the TTC’s Chris Upfold”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “STREET SCENE: View over transit”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Five years, seven goals: Where will the TTC be in 2018”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Metrolinx Announces Design Changes and Public Meetings on Eglinton LRT (Update 7)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Waterfront West Update (Revised May 15, 2013)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Spadina Reconstruction News (Updated May 15, 2013)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Irresponsible Madness at City Hall (Update 2)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “A Few Delicate Questions About the Scarborough Subway (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Service Continuity on Kingston Road”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Meeting Wrapup: April 24, 2013 (Updated)”, here.
  • The Grid article, “Has the ‘subway Scarborough needs’ already (sort of) been built?”, here.
  • The Grid article, “Putting the train before the passengers in yet another subway vs. LRT debate”, here.
  • The Grid article, “Provincial funding is great for the city, but comes with a whole other set of problems”, here.
  • The Grid’s The Keenan Wire post, “Council transit funding debate: What the hell was that?”, here.
  • The Grid post, “‘The subway Scarborough deserves’”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “City Council Debates Transit Funding: Anatomy of a Fiasco”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Irresponsible Madness at City Hall”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Duly Quoted: Andy Byford on the Future of the TTC”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Duly quoted: Karen Stintz on Transit Funding”, her.
  • Torontoist post, “Ontario Budget: One Small Step For Transit Funding”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Historicist: Opposing the Subway”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Here’s a Picture of One of the TTC’s New Articulated Buses”, here.
  • Toronto Life’s Daily Informer post, “Reaction Roundup: council’s petty and ultimately useless transit debate”, here.
  • Toronto Standard post, “Another Day, Another Council Clusterf*ck on Transit”, here.
  • Toronto Standard post, “Businesses Bite Back: On Transit Revenue Tools and the Federal Government”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Toronto spits at province over transit debacle”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Eglinton tunnel boring machine still idle”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “The West (GTA) wants in on regional transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton, Mississauga at odds over transit projects”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “No taxes without more transit, Ajax-Pickering businesses tell Metrolinx”, here
  • Toronto Star article, “Highway 427 extension north to Major Mackenzie to be built by 2020”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Charges withdrawn against TTC union reps in collector theft case”, here.
  • Town Crier article, “Why we need new cash for transit”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Finish Line In Sight For TTC’s Pape Station Modernization”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: Union Station”, here.
  • Yonge Street post, “Metrolinx listens to community, reverts to old plan”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe