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In the news: Thursday, March 17, 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, “An Unfortunate Interlude”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC plans to launch a new streetcar route this June”, here.
  • BlogTO article, “These two subway stations are not like the others”, here.
  • BlogTO article, “How to rent out a TTC streetcar in Toronto”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Someone just designed a new TTC logo”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto investigating tolls for the Gardiner and DVP”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton Transit fares to increase”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC pitches 514 Cherry route to ease crowding on King”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC to get 4 streetcars a month, starting in April”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC transfer booths ignoring daylight saving time”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man who voiced TTC announcements reflects on career”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC on pace for $30 million shortfall due to declining ridership”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “More new streetcars expected to hit Torono tracks in spring”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Fewer passengers could mean $30 million deficit for TTC”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Via Rail increases security following ‘unfounded’ threat”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Bombardier Inc. slammed by London for ‘shameful’ tube project: ‘Nothing short of a disaster’”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC faces $30 million budget shortfall due to low ridership”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto’s grand transit plan (maybe, hopefully)”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Grow up, Toronto. It’s time to let street parking go”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Suburban living is more expensive than you think”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Meeting to provide info on possible plans for Steeles Avenue widening between Midland and Kennedy”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “‘Traffic nightmare’: Councillors pushing for GO stop at Etobicoke Lakeshore area”, here.
  • Metro Toronto’s Tory’s Toronto column, “King Street transit relief should be a foregone conclusion in Toronto”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Updated: Metrolinx project turns suburban living into nightmare for Mississauga residents”, here.
  • Progressive Railroading post, “The Internet of Things: Public transit agencies are using Big Data to improve operational efficiency, safety and customer convenience”, here.
  • railway-technology.com post, “Construction begins on Keelesdale Station for Eglinton Crosstown LRT in Canada”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Kitchener commuters get the shaft”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “When our CSAs come under attack, we must fight back”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “New Service for the Waterfront and King Street”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board Meeting, March 23, 2016”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Tunnel Vision: A history of Toronto’s Subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “TTC’s leadership has been derailed”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC on track for $30 million deficit, as ridership sags”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Richmond Hill knows the better way to get a subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory digs in on Scarborough subway, despite consultant concerns”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “When Toronto bubbled with pride over its subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Via Rail to boost security after threat”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Modest steps can turn around these five Toronto spots”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto’s oldest bridges have lasted quite a span”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Secret subway sketcher captures TTC’s candid moments”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Uber safety a matter of concern for Torontonians, survey says”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC eyes new Cherry streetcar line to increase King service”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “UP Express warning signs were there: AG”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Metrolinx spent thousands on UP Express uniforms, Fashion Week spot”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Hydro One sell-off legal fees hit $6.2 million”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “The best way to improve ridership is to stop raising fares and fairly fund the TTC”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “More transit service on King Street is good, but streetcars still need priority in traffic”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “York councillors continue to lobby for subway”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Stouffville stopping GO trains from using whistles”, here.
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