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In the news: Sunday, January 31, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “GO Train robbery suspect could face heavier penalty for pulling the brake”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto might build a new subway below Queen Street”, here.
  • Bow. James Bow post, “Toronto traveller”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Raise the roof or lower the rails? Union Station’s GO platform needs a re-think”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC fires 3 more employees for allegedly claiming fraudulent benefits”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Low roof at Union Station ‘not a problem’ for electric trains, Metrolinx says”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Trending: TTC employee takes up a subway seat with her bag”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Metrolinx may have to raise roof at Union Station shed to fit new trains”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Tight fit: Alterations needed to accommodate new electric trains at Union Station”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “3 TTC employees fired in ongoing benefits fraud investigation”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Union Station renovation poses problems for electric trains”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Three more TTC employees fired over alleged insurance benefits scam”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “City proposes Queen Street route for Toronto’s downtown relief line”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Burlington’s mandate to ‘city build’, not sprawl, says mayor”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Railroad came to Burlington’s Wellington Square in 1854”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TOinTRANSIT: UberPool may save time, but not money”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Details emerge of a downtown relief line”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “GO Transit fares to increase Feb. 1”, here.
  • Post City Toronto article, “How the Eglinton Crosstown is changing midtown in 18 photos”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “3 more TTC employees get the boot in orthotics racket”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Relief Line, SmartTrack, GO/RER, Scarborough subway consultations”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Ten”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Possible plan to renovate historic train shed for GO cars at Union Station”, here.
  • Talk Radio AM640 report, “Possible New Subway Proposed by City Planning Department”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Queen Street Route Proposed for Downtown Relief Line”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit half-step no cause for celebration”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Remaking Toronto for a post-Paris world”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: LRTs back on the scene”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC fires three more employees in alleged benefits scam”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “The Crosstown East is shovel ready and so are we”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “New Details Emerge For Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Revamp”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Dial-a-Ride program getting more ‘attractive’ for rural areas”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Road ahead: Senior citizens may get YRT, Viva fare break next year”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Transit switch: King Township’s Route 61 to switch to dial-a-ride”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Newmarket condo residents seek ramp to access Davis Drive”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe