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In the news: Monday, June 3, 2013



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Sousa requests meeting with Flaherty to discuss transit funding”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Kingston streetcar track work a headache for businesses”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Tax hike, gas tax recommended to fund massive transit expansion”, here.
  • Globe and Mail editorial, “It will hurt to fix the Toronto area’s roads, highways and transit system, but it needs to be done”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Flaherty says Ontario can’t raise HST on only Toronto, Hamilton for transit expansion”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ontario’s premier fires back at Flaherty over national transit strategy”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ontario’s Charles Sousa calls for meeting with Jim Flaherty”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Proposed GTA parking tax unfair, property industry says”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto has the most to gain by supporting the Metrolinx plan”, here.
  • Globe and Mail editorial, “Toronto voters, not Queen’s Park should decide Rob Ford’s fate”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Yonge and Eglinton’s billion dollar makeover”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Cities summit grapples with infrastructure as Ford snipes from the sidelines”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Municipalities call for clearer relationship with Ottawa”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Wynne works on her sales pitch to win public support for transit plan”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Why it’s worth paying for public transit”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Ending the gravy train: Toronto’s not on track yet”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, ABBS flash chargers eliminate need for overhead power lines for buses”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, Federal finance minister’s criticism expected: Metrolinx CEO”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Metrolinx opts against several transit revenue tools”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “The City: Metrolinx shows transit leadership, unlike local councillors”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “HOT lanes and land value capture sill on the transit revenue tools table”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “The pros and cons of the four Metrolinx revenue tools”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Mayor Ford reiterates opposition to proposed Metrolinx transit taxes”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC board supports City Manager’s recommendations for transit funding”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Residents hoping for the best during Leslie Street construction”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Toronto post, “Let’s stop gawking at Rob Ford for a second and read this Metrolinx report”, here.
  • National Post article, “Ontario calls for transit talks with Ottawa after Flaherty rejects tax hike recommendation”, here.
  • National Post article, “Ottawa has had a minimal response to transit other vital city issues: Liberal leader Justin Trudeau”, here.
  • National Post article, “Posted Toronto political panel: Do revenue tools proposed by Metrolinx have a chance?”, here
  • National Post commentary, “Full Comment: Don’t make the rest of us pay for Toronto transit”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Full Comment: Kathleen Wynne ties her fortunes to the Big Move’s big gamble”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Has government become too big to build roads?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Five Year Plan Reviewed”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Duly Quoted: Karen Stintz on Metrolinx”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Can the Metrolinx Investment Strategy Succeed?”, here.
  • Toronto Standard post, “With the coming PanAm games, Toronto wins better public transportation”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty wrong to oppose HST changes for transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario finance minister demand to talk transit with Ottawa”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Wynne to Flaherty: Will feds now give more money to transit?” here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx HST, gas tax proposals prove unpopular: poll”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Politicians fear becoming road kill in mass transit debate”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit help: Don’t count on Ottawa” here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Finance minister Jim Flaherty’s reponse to transit funding tools unacceptable”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto Star reporter arrested after taking photos of injured GO Transit officer”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “The business case to dump Rob Ford”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “One person dead after hit by train on GO Transit Barrie line”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Golden Horseshoe growth plan under threat: Former Toronto mayor”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Transit funding war heats up”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Legalizing marijuana the better way to fund transit”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC chair Karen Stintz lauds proposed transit taxes”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Nix the proposed transit taxes”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Can’t trust Liberals, Metrolinx on transit”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC bus driver flips off teenaged boy”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe