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In the news: Tuesday, March 22, 2016



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “Map shows walking times between TTC subway stops”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC operator says thousands a day aren’t paying their fares”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, Brampton and Mississauga mayors not interested in talk about forming Peel transit authority”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the CTV News Toronto website, “Man arrested after forcing TTC driver to take him to Tim Hortons: police”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC report pins $30M budget shortfall on falling ridership”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Union Pearson Express ridership jumps after fare cut”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Federal budget 2016: What Toronto wants and what it might get”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Man who allegedly hijacked bus to stop at Tim Hortons facing multiple charges”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Scooter vs. TTC bus: Dashcam captures woman squeezing past bus, getting tossed to the ground”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “‘You are ripping us all off:’ City councillor concerned about TTC fare evasion”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Three things Toronto’s civic leaders hope to see in the federal budget”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Ridership on UP Express has more than doubled since fares were slashed”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Dramatic dashcam footage shows moped crash in Leslieville”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “City councillor calls for crackdown on TTC fare dodgers”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Ontario man arrested for hijacking TTC bus to Tim Hortons”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Head of Toronto’s troubled Union Pearson Express resigns”, here.
  • Globe and Mail commentary, “Why the federal budget should include a cash infusion for transit”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Burlington Transit routes detour, New Street construction [started] Monday”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Fewer riders taking the TTC so far this year: report”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Proposed Davenport bridge concerns residents over quality of life, property values”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Metrolinx holds meetings to discuss Crosstown’s Keelesdale Station”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “On-line petitions urge Metrolinx to build Park Lawn GO station”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Councillor asks TTC to take a closer look at fare evasion”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “New map shows walking times between Toronto subway stations”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Man charged for allegedly hijacking TTC bus for Tim Hortons run”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Transit operators claim fare dodgers are more common than TTC admits”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “Man charged after TTC bus hijacked at knifepoint, driver ordered to go to Tim Hortons”, here.
  • NOW article, “SmartTrack is a little old plan we can’t get untethered”, here.
  • NOW article, “Don’t SmartTrack in anger”, here.
  • rabble.ca post, “Joe Mihevc and Toronto councillors - not transit riders — are the ones ripping off the TTC”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “TTC ‘better way’ advocacy struggles with vanishing riders”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “TTC streetcar fare collection is a laughable shambles”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “No time for panic on TTC ridership numbers”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “A Few Questions About ‘Emerging Transit Plans”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Analysis of Service on Route 6 Bay Bus”, here.
  • TBNewswatch.com post, “Bombardier confident as aggressive street-car shipping deadlines loom”, here.
  • TBNewswatch.com post, “Union confident Bombardier workers will meet TTC’s aggressive delivery schedule”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Heightened security at Union Station in the wake of Brussels attacks”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC chief sends out memo in response to Toronto Star column”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Union Pearson Express ridership spikes after fare reduction”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC touts Cherry streetcar as ‘ingenious solution’ to crowding on King St.”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto traffic congestion actually improved last year”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Five great things happening in Toronto’s east end”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC eyes $9M to keep old streetcars running”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: The original TO - Richmond Hill rail connection”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Metrolinx must smarten UP”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Resigning UPX boss ‘a scapegoat’”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Is the TTC doing enough to catch fare dodgers?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “GTA mayors wish lists for the federal budget”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC bus hijacker demands Tim Hortons stop: Cops”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “How might the federal budget help Toronto’s transit?”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Key York Region transit question: If it gets built, will they come?”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
  • 570 News report, “Toronto to Waterloo corridor will promote economic innovation”, here.
  • 570 News report, “Possible corduroy road found on LRT route in Uptown Waterloo”, here.
  • 570 News report, “Two Kitchener restaurants may face expropriation due to new bus terminal”, here.
  • APTN News report, “Ontario NDP calling for investigation into how province desecrated Huron - Wendat burial site”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Kitchener - Waterloo LRT making progress”, here.