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In the news: Saturday, January 23, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • All Fired Up In The Big Smoke post, “Stumbling Toward Progress”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “10 signs you rode the TTC in the 1990s”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “New plan for Gardiner Expressway costs over $1 billion”, here.
  • Bow. James Bow post, “Making the Best of a Bad Decision”, here.
  • Bow. James Bow post, “Dancer at Downsview”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “John Tory pitches ‘better’ transit plan for Scarborough with express subway”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Revamped Scarborough subway plan would elminate 2 of 3 stations”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Mixed feelings about Tory’s mixed-use subway plan in Scarborough”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Scarborough Saga: Transit promised, but never delivered”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “2-year plan to focus on repairs to crumbling infrastructure, minister says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Why police think a drop in TTC subway sex assaults isn’t necessarily a good thing”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Woman recounts ‘disgusting’ incident on TTC after subway sex assaults report”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “What’s the most common infraction at your subway station?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Streetcar collides with car driven by pregnant woman on Dundas Street”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Revised plan for Scarborough subway would scrap two stations”, here.
  • CP24 report, “New plan for Scarborough subway will allow city to ‘get on with’ project: Tory”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC board debates cost overruns on Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Revised Scarborough subway plan eliminates 2 of 3 stations”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Scarborough subway plans scaled back in favour of more LRT service”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Mayor Tory and the week that shook our transit future — again”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Scarborough subway would shrink under plan to extend Eglinton Crosstown”, here.
  • insauga post, “Is Toronto’s SmartTrack coming to Mississauga?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column , “THE CITY: Political pretense collapses during Toronto’s transit discussions”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “New transit plan for Scarborough has less subway more light rail and SmartTrack”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “New Scarborough Subway plan will hopefully end transit ‘civil war’”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC approves $400 million to pay for Toronto’s share of the Toronto-York-Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Queen 501 split at Humber Loop ‘brutal’ in evening rush hour: rider”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Security images released of suspects in TTC bus robbery at Warden and Eglinton”, here.
  • International Railway Journal article, “Study backs LRT for SmartTrack West”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC budget cuts could mean more buses breaking down in Toronto”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Bad budgeting, politics partly to blame for Toronto’s ballooning infrastructure costs”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga to benefit from Tory’s new SmartTrack plan”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “New Scarborough subway plan could set good precendent for transit in Toronto”, here.
  • National Post article, “Mayor declares end to transit ‘civil war’ as he unveils latest plan for Scarborough subway and LRT”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “‘The civil war is over’”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “What would the Donald Say?”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Which track is SmartTrack on?”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “A little history on the TTC’s Timeline service”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Pour one out for the Toronto coach terminal”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Scarborough-Malvern LRT may live again”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Doug Ford goes after Tory on subway!”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Analyzing SmartTrack’s Demand”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Extra, Extra: The ‘Cynical’ Transit Criticism…”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tough questions ahead on cost, design of Scarborough transit”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Welcome light-rail back to Scarborough”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Last decade’s transit plans are coming together”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “New Scarborough subway plan ‘buys peace in the land’”, here.
  • Toronto Starcolumn, “Scarborough transit rethink a lesson for all of us”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Cities can use stimulus cash for repairs, Ottawa confirms”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “With the Gardiner Expressway, everything old is new again”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Ad blocks drivers’ view of oncoming traffic on Lawrence Avenue: Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial: Scarborough transit: Put shovel in ground”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC asks council to bail out Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Change of plans sought for Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Cost to switch gears on Scarborough subway unknown”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ontario still on board with $1.5B for Scarborough transit”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Rob Ford rips Tory over Scarborough subway shift”, here,
  • Toronto Sun article, “55 new TTC streetcars expected by the end of the year”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “We support 17 stops in Scarborough to connect underserved eastern Toronto neighbourhoods and university campus”, here.
  • U of T News article, “Five ways cities can avoid cost overruns on infrastructure: Matti Siemiatycki”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Scarborough Transit Plan: Nuanced Planning Over SUBWAYS”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Relief Line Alliance Raising Public Support for New Subway Line”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “A Contentious Meeting: Metrolinx’s Davenport Diamond Bridge “, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Gardiner Hybrid Options Continue Their Costly Evolution”, here.
  • Yahoo Canada post, “John Tory pitches ‘better’ transit plan for Scarborough”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • NiagaraThisWeek article, “Riding transit an eye-opening experience for [West Lincoln mayor] Joyner”, here.