In the news: Tuesday, June 25, 2013



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Kingston Road shut down between Waverley and Victoria Park today”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Witnesses sought after pedestrian struck by vehicle, TTC bus”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “So That Happened”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “The Calculus of Crazy”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Is it time to make King and Queen Streets car-free?”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “By the numbers: TTC subway delays”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Time to say goodbye to the TTC’s oldest subway train”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Photo of the Day: Rainbows, Skin and Streetcar”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Morning Brew: Rob Ford mulls security post-slushie incident; Union renos get serious; Star Wars wedding photos go viral; Subway maps; Tall ships; and H5 salute goes wrong”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Morning Brew: Rob Ford waits on Supreme Court status; Doug Ford vows to fight new market building; a giant parking find; and a photo of Chris Hadfield in a streetcar”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Morning Brew: Major police raid underway in Toronto; No Doug Ford in 2014; Trebek for Mayor; U of T wins turf war; an arcade grab game; and finding Bessarion”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Rob Ford doesn’t like the idea of taking cars off King Street”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto Union Station revitalization project update”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Car-free King Street up for debate at TTC board meeting”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Kingston Road construction to cause headaches for Scarborough drivers”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Car damages GO Stouffville track signals”, here.
  • CodeRedTO.com post, “Public transit as an instrument of freedom”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Stintz to table motion floating idea of streetcar corridor along King Street”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “City council split over proposal to make King Street car-free”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Mayor’s brother suggests Toronto should get rid of streetcars”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “E-mails reveal Prichard’s role in Ontario gas plant talks”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC CEO suggests streetcars only for King Street”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TO In Transit: Last ride for H5 subway trains”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Metrolinx updates progress on Union-Pearson electrification plans”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “‘Feeling Congested?’ hits next phase of public consultations”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Urban Compass Toronto post, “No cars on King Street: What have we got to lose?”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Ford for Toronto post, “City Council scorecard: Playing catch-up with votes on transit funding, casinos, electoral reform and, um, showers”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Comedian pokes fun at Toronto’s least used subway stop: Bessarion Station”, here.
  • National Post article, “Make way for streetcars: TTC mulls banning cars on King Street during morning rush hour”, here.
  • National Post column, “Chasing cars out of downtown won’t fix Toronto’s transit woes, but building more subways will”, here.
  • National Post column, “Unless we hike development charges in downtown Toronto, we can’t afford subways”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Two Men Going to Jail For TTC Assaults”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Parking donkey gets owned at Oshawa”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Remember the woman from the Star story who got fined for holding up a Lakeshore West train?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Poor bus shelter. You didn’t deserve this”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post “Needs more fire”, here
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Ready to play GO train roulette”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “What? It’s just a cat riding the TTC subway. Don’t act like you’ve never seen this before”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Awww. Look, she even has a pillow”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Needs more TTC. No this site needs more GO train”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post “Rollin’ in my GO bus, sippin’ on gin and juice (laid back) and my mind on my money and money on my mind”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Street Scene 4056”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Preliminary Analysis of King Car Operations AM Peak Downtown”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Route Ridership and Service Statistics 2004:2012 (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Metrolinx announces design changes and public meetings on Eglinton LRT (Update 8)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Waterfront West Update (Updated June 15, 2013)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes, Effective August 4, 2013”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes, Effective June 24, 2013 (Updated)”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC boss suggests banning cars from downtown King St. at rush hours”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Carfree route on King St. is worth a look”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor Rob Ford trashes proposal to close King St. to cars”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Subway relief line to be studied by Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC announces Spadina as first line for new streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Charles Sousa says Ontario government still wants fees, taxes for GTA transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Taxes for transit absolutely essential, Glen Murray says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Union Station: Where are we three years later?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Long Branch GO on track for a makeover”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC’s Night Bus Pirate delivers answers on-line and on board”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Karen Stintz off and running in Toronto mayoral race”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC investigating after woman says bus driver threw water bottle at her”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Teen rushed to hospital after incident with streetcar”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC eyes streetcar-only time on King Street”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Mayor Rob Ford shoots down King St. car ban”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC operators face 500 assaults, threats a year”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC user happily shocked to have wallet with $700 returned”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Kodak’s Building 9 was once employee hub of Toronto complex”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC rolls out its new low-floor streetcar deployment plan”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe