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In the news: Wednesday, February 10, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Fire, emergency alarms cause major delays on morning subway commute”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “This almost made riding the TTC completely different”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “25 ways to TTC promises to improve in 2016”, here.
  • BlogTO post, Toronto is getting a streetcar that ‘s also a sneaker store”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Another morning of commuter chaos on the TTC”, here.
  • Bow. James Bow post, “How do we solve a problem like UPX?”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the National Post website), “Big city mayors meet with Trudeau and mount the pressure to open strings on infrastructure money”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “UP Express could double as downtown relief line, Wynne says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC passengers dealing with an ‘absolutely brutal’ commute”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Eglinton Crosstown LRT drilling noise due to ‘hard ground’, Metrolinx says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Man stabbed in hand on TTC bus at Warden station”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “How would Metrolinx and TTC integrate SmartTrack and regional express rails?”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Pending closure of Islington parking lot puts the squeeze on commuters”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Executive committee approves tax hike amid warning budget contains fiscal risks”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Suspect sought in TTC bus stabbing at Warden Station”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “Whitby $860-million GO facility to be completed by end of 2017”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “New Pickering lot at Hwy 407 encourages carpooling, transit use”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Union Pearson Express ridership slumps to all-time low”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Metrolinx to explore all options to save struggling Union Pearson Express”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Burlington Transit introducing phone-in system for bus schedules”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Prep work is underway for future Keelesdale Crosstown station”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Union Pearson Express trains less than 10 per cent full, report shows”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “THE CITY: Toronto’s half-imagined transit future is not all bad”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Transportation minister Steven Del Duca hears from Etobicoke residents about transit needs”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Sewer connection forces closure of Cherry Street at Lake Shore for two weeks “, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “The terminus of the Hurontario LRT: An opportunity for something better”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “A new, improved TTC map”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Toronto needs to get priorities right when on infrastructure”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto post, “Will city planners survive the politics and keep calling the shots in Toronto?”, here.
  • National Post column, “Liberal infrastructure plan may not be sexy, but it’s sensible”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Wynne wants UP Express trains to fill up”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Father and son charged in TTC punch-up head to trial [today]”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading post, “Toronto Transit Commission unveils 2016 customer charter, pledges to reduce subway delays”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “Construction of Metrolinx’s East Rail Maintenance Facility to complete in 2017”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “The challenge of getting to the bus stop”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Responds to Fare Zone and Subway Premium Proposals”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Metrolinx Fare Integration: Be Prepared to Pay More for Subway Trips”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “How Will SmartTrack and GO / RER co-exist?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC’s 2016 Customer Service Charter Reviewed”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “What Causes Subway Delays?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Tunnel Vision: An Exhibit at the Market Gallery”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Torontoist Explains: Short Turns “, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx reconsidering Union Pearson Express fares as ridership sinks”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Union Pearson train as a commuter line?”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Finally, signs that UPX pricing may get another look”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor Tory, transportation minister offer show of unity on SmartTrack and GO expansion”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Cut UP Express fares to lure riders”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Letting Via riders transfer to UPX trains at Weston ‘not feasible’”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Drivers can see each other after bus shelter ad disappears: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Cut strings attached to federal funding”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto city manager says new and increased taxes needed to balance budget”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “‘Storm clouds ahead’ for city budget balancing act”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Are guide dogs allowed on public transit vehicles?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Ontario wastes money for snob value”, here.
  • Toronto Sunarticle, “Tory’s top priorities for federal infrastructure cash”, here.
  • Toronto Suncolumn, “The Way We Were: Scarborough’s streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Council agrees to foot bill for Spadina subway overruns”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “City of Toronto experiencing growing pains”, here.
  • U of T News article, “Scarborough students need and deserve better transit, municipal expert says”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Union Station Rebuild Continues as Construction Progresses”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Public Consultations for Major GTHA Transit Projects Announced”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: Streetcar on the Move”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Find out more about improved GO Transit train service”, here.
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