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In the news: Monday, January 11, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Low taxes, transit and affordable housing [top] Tory’s New Year’s resolutions”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Police searching for two men after violent TTC robbery”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “UberPool to launch in Toronto this week”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC improving 501 Queen streetcar service”, here.
  • BetaKit post, “Uber taking on public transit again with wheelchair-accessible UberWAV”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto Liberal MPs reaffirm $2.6B federal commitment for transit”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC bus slides into tree in Scarborough, injuring 3”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “2 men wanted in north-end Toronto violent attack, robbery”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “501 streetcar riders rejoice! TTC says better service starting Sunday”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “VIDEO: How the TTC is battling the number 1 complaint by riders: short turns “, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Hold onto those Metropasses: they are a collector’s item”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Three suffer minor injuries after TTC bus strikes tree in Bendale”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Police release suspect images after man attacked following music dispute on TTC bus”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory says he has not been approached about selling off part of Toronto Hydro”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Police arrest suspect in pair of subway sex assaults”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC map shows new Sunday subway start times”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Images of suspects in attack released after music dispute on bus”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Man charged after girl sexually assaulted on subway”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Nearly-naked passengers mark annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ on the TTC”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Man in wheelchair rescued after fall on subway tracks at St. George Station”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Police seek suspects in violent robbery after TTC arguement”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto man charged in sexual assault of female passenger on TTC subway”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Union Station makeover proposal adds vast fresh-food market, high-end shops”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto eyes privatization of hydro, parking as Mayor Tory hunts for cash for transit, housing”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto mayor wants police to direct traffic at busy intersections”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Subway riders drop their trousers for the annual No Pants Subway Ride”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “YEAR IN REVIEW: “A look at the good, bad and ugly in Milton”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “YEAR IN REVIEW: From the fast-moving popularity of Uber to yet another Spadina subway delay, transit made regular headlines in 2015”, here/
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC adds service to improve 501 Queen route”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Learn about the Finch West light rail transit project in Etobicoke”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Scarborough could see profound changes in 2016”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “City’s laser sharp focus on small items not good for the budget”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “The Year Ahead: Let’s make 2016 the year of #payingforstuff”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “City of Mississauga’s Priorities for 2016”, here.
  • Mississauga News blog post, “The Queensway crossing: A bridge too far in the past”, here.
  • MobileSyrup post, “GO Transit mobile [app has] ‘reached the end of its lifespan’, directs people to its mobile website”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Enter 2016, and (likely) another old-fashioned city-council budget brawl”, here.
  • NextCity post, “Top Transportation Wins and Losses in 2015”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Police looking for two men wanted in connection with violent robbery”, here.
  • NOW’s Think Free blog post, “TTC fares increase, yet again”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “WANTED: ‘Complain about my music, you get beaten, robbed’”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Police Believe There Are Other Victims After Man Arrested For Sexual Assault”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “2015 Villain: SmartTrack”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “2015 Villain: The East Gardiner ‘Hybrid’ Plan”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Crosstown gas-fired plant has Mount Dennis residents fired up”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Toronto needs to heed global lessons on transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “SmartTrack’s fate should be decided this year”, here
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx lightens designs for Davenport rail bridge”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto downtown relief line still a fantasy”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Why can’t GO, TTC do what UTDC did in the 1970s?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Unified transit still a dream, but unified fares might be in reach”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO Transit shutting down app, pushes riders to mobile site”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Toronto should bring back vehicle registration tax”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto council urged to bring back vehicle registration tax”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor, staff were told of extra cash from potential Toronto Hydro sell-off”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Queen streetcar riders get what they’ve waited for: more service”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC Metropass look different? It’s part of a collectible year-long puzzle”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mississauga looks to continue post-Hazel renaissance in 2016”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Analysis: Bonnie Crombie’s first year sees success on major files”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey wraps a tough first year”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Can 2016 bring compromise to Brampton’s divided council?”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Good riddance to the GTA West Highway”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Ten tips for surviving Toronto’s streets”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Toronto turned around in 2015 - alas, so did Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “12 ways Toronto’s landscape changed in 2015”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto Public Library gives commuters a ticket to read”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Poll finds rising Uber ridership - and satisfaction”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Uber’s ambitions are much more than a taxi service”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “$37M plan to transform Union Station into destination spot”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Transit flip-flops ad nauseam”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Hurontario LRT funding highlight of Mississauga mayor’s year”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: Moving Toronto in 1946”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “The mayor’s New Year’s resolutions”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “City needs to set priorities for funding, Ford says”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “No pants on the subway”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Pair sought in robbery after TTC bus altercation”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC riders sound off on fare hike”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Why carbon cash grabs fail”, here.
  • TreeHugger post, “Are cities ready for self-driving cars? Nope”, here.
  • Waking the Red post, “TTC: Exhibition Loop Closed for First Half of Toronto FC’s Season”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “The Road Ahead: Will York Region hike taxes to fund transit, housing?”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “VINTAGE VAUGHAN: Grand Trunk Express at Maple Station”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe