In the news: Saturday, June 8, 2013



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “What was that again, Mr. Flaherty?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Smartphone shopping at transit shelters”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Final report on Burlington VIA Rail derailment out Tuesday”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “City seeks public’s thoughts on easing congestion”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Work begins on Eglinton Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Carving out the Crosstown Eglinton LRT”, here.
  • Financial Post commentary, “Metrolinx’s wrong way”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tunnelling for new underground transit along Toronto’s Eglinton artery set to begin”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Photos: Work begins on Toronto’s Eglinton Avenue transit line”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Working with Rob and Doug Ford: At root, a failure of trust”, here
  • Globe and Mail commentary,”A knee-jerk ‘no’ to tax increases does no-one any good, Mr. Ford”, here.
  • National Post article, “TTC chief Andy Byford seeks political consensus on transit funding”, here.
  • National Post article, “Even TTC head Andy Byford is surprised Toronto has no plan to ease congestion along the waterfront”, here.
  • National Post article, “Toronto ends up with $248M surplus, thanks to municipal land transfer tax Ford want to trim”, here.
  • National Post article, “Dufferin Street bridge to close for 18-month reconstruction after routine inspection reveals structure ‘isn’t safe’”, here.
  • National Post article, “Transportation minister may have to cozy up to other levels of government if he wants to finish $4.9 billion LRT”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Presto card lost or stolen? Guess what, Presto victimizes you a second time when they steal your loyalty steps”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “GO Transit to the rescue!”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “GO Transit comes through: Loyalty discount recovered”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I’m down with this, but the money better go where it should”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Not all smokers are douchepicks”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Oh, look this GO train has room for my golf clubs… and my luggage!”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Trainpost, “I wish this was photoshopped, but it’s not… Who wants burgers?!”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “The stairway to heaven is now open”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “And the parking donkeys keep giving us stupid at Oshawa GO Station”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “OP-ED: Metrolinx’s strategy undercounts billions in revenue”, here
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Spacing presents Jarrett Walker of Human Transit on June 19 in Toronto”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “STREET SCENE: Stopping for the Parade”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “STREET SCENE: West of Shaw”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “More Metrolinx New Math (Updated), here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “What Does Subway Construction Cost?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes, Effective August 4, 2013”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Pape Station to Close For Construction June 15 - 26 (Deferred)”, here.
  • The Grid’s The Keenan Wire post, “Understand this: Public transit loses money”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Pape Station’s Long-Delayed Renovation Is Delayed Even More”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Eglinton Crosstown’s Tunneling Officially Gets Underway”, here.
  • Toronto Standard post, “100 Queen: Transit Planning is Less Dysfunctional Than You Think”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty wrong to oppose HST changes for transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Glen Murray wants to talk Toronto transit funding with Ottawa”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Jim Flaherty better ally than enemy for Kathleen Wynne on transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC chief Andy Byford joins call for transit funding from Ottawa”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Eglinton Crosstown crews launch giant tunneling machine”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Eglinton Crosstown attracts international experts”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC delays Pape shut-down”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto Union Station waiver rule for journalists questioned”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto transit shelters become virtual Walmarts”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “$11 billion neighbourhood planned for Toronto’s easterly waterfront”, here.
  • Toronto Star’s The Fixer blog post, “Metrolinx media restrictions make trespassers and rule breakers out of reporters”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Phony photo rules are hypocritical”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Metrolinx working on massive Georgetown South rail corridor expansion”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Eglinton Crosstown TBMs get a personality and a send-off”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “The Crosstown LRT to Bring Rapid Transit Through Midtown Toronto”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Metrolinx Releases Investment Strategy for Transit Expansion”, here
  • Urban Toronto post, “Then and Now: Mutual Street Loop”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe