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In the news: Tuesday, January 19, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “SmartTrack could have over 300,000 riders by 2031”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Man arrested in connection to sexual assault on TTC bus”, here.
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Keeping Up With the Joneses”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Mayor John Tory proposes LRT section for SmartTrack”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Metrolinx’s Davenport rail bridge moves ahead, despite opposition”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Latest Toronto city budget plan to raise property taxes by 1.3%”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Woman struck, pinned by TTC bus”, here.
  • CP24 report, “New report suggests SmartTrack could attract more than 300K daily riders”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Metrolinx studying feasibility of safety barriers on Union Station GO platform”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Toronto budget chief will move motion to limit property tax hike to 1.3 per cent”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man charged after alleged sexual assault of woman on TTC bus”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “No funding for 60 per cent of approved service enhancements: budget chief”, here.
  • Financial Post column, “The real gaps in Canada’s infrastructure”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Consultant report derails major portion of Tory’s SmartTrack plan”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Two studies produce different SmartTrack projections on ridership”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tory admits parts of his SmartTrack plan will not work”, here.
  • insauga.com post, “5 Most Pointless MiWay Bus Routes”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Scaled back SmartTrack plan would include LRT along Eglinton Avenue West”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Metrolinx plans to build a two-track bridge, while MPP Christina Martins plans to put project on hold”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Pro-SmartTrack group stalled, but will be more active in 2016”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “THE CITY: SmartTrack naysayers may have had a point”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Hospital parking costs to drop this year”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “City of Toronto budget dips into reserve funds to keep proposed increase at rate of inflation”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto column, “Justin Trudeau’s next visit to Toronto needs to be more than just symbolic”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “SmartTrack won’t move forward as promised during election campaign”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Budget chief proposes 1.3% property tax hike”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “$800 million dollars and the buckets still come out”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board Meeting, January 21, 2016”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Eight Euphemisms You’ll Hear During Toronto’s Budget Process”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “SmartTrack still on track despite changing plan, Mayor Tory says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “U of T study bullish on SmartTrack ridership”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Next steps on SmartTrack are crucial - obviously”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO pushes Union Station platform safety plan”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Plan in the works to redesign King Street - and quickly”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Subway budgets, timetables, politicians — Take none of them seriously”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor Tory eyes reserve funds to balance Toronto budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Budget will be tailored to meet economic bad news, Liberals say”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Liberals consider picking up more of the tab for infrastructure projects”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Canada’s economy needs a jump start”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory revising western end of SmartTrack after review”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Preem optimistic about improving Toronto’s transit”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Which SmartTrack is SmartTrack?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “More than half of council’s promises won’t be in budget: Crawford”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “City Hall spends cash it doesn’t have”, here.
  • U of T News article, “Analyzing SmartTrack: U of T expert Eric Miller on John Tory’s transit plan”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “City releases SmartTrack ridership projections”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe