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In the news: Friday, January 6, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Man taken to hospital after being pinned under streetcar”, here.
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Student with autism left stranded due to mixup with TTC bus schedule”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Delayed streetcar deliveries cause cuts to bus service in Toronto”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “WiFi coming to TTC subway tunnels next year”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC stations set for major upgrades in 2017”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC to shorten 501 streetcar route next year”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “There’s now PRESTO in every TTC subway station in Toronto”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC using undercover fare officers on streetcars”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC expects new streetcars to be delayed yet again”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The most popular route for TTC fare evaders”, here.
  • Business News Network report, “Toronto’s mayor accuses Bombardier of ‘complete failure’ on TTC order”, here.
  • Business News Network report, “Toronto mayor slams Bombardier, ‘Would we even ask those people to bid?’”, here.
  • Canadian Press report (from the Breakfast Television Toronto website), “Tolls coming to Hwy 407 extension on Feb. 1”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC facing $72.6 million shortfall, despite fare increases, higher parking rates”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC considers cameras to catch drivers flying past open streetcar doors”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC board approves undercover fare inspectors at year-end meeting”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “‘TTC customers have been patient enough’, John Tory tells Bombardier”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Council approves discounted TTC pass for low-income riders”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GO parking lot expansion has some residents ‘thinking about moving for sure’”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “The better way to target texting drivers: York Region Police ride the bus”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC phaseout of printed schedules saving cash, sparking controversy”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “7 injured after TTC bus collides with hydro pole at Queen and Sherbourne”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Presto rollout to be complete across the TTC in 2017”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Cameras could help catch drivers who don’t stop behind open streetcar doors”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC board approves rate increases in 14 commuter lots”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Bombardier responds to Tory’s letter on streetcar delays, claims improvement”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Police release images of suspect in ‘unprovoked’ attack on TTC bus”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Seven patients taken to hospital after TTC bus hits hydro pole along Queen Street”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man in TTC uniform alleged to have assaulted women; TTC investigating”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Police investigating after armed robbery aboard TTC bus in Rexdale”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Suspect images released after man assaulted with brick on TTC bus”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “‘What does not change, dies’: Bombardier Transportation head looks to the future”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Behind-the-scenes look at the Toronto-York-Spadina subway extension”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC exploring ways to catch drivers not stopping at open streetcar doors”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Toronto mayor asks province to allow TTC officers to direct traffic, ticket vehicles”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “New TTC streetcars could be delayed again, missing 2019 deadline”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Presto fare card system now operating across the TTC”, here.
  • Globe and Mail editorial, “Toronto should look to practical solutions to transit suicides”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Short-sighted city planning continues to cost Toronto”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “CN Rail denies report alleging it overcharged for construction projects”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “CN Rail Disputes Report It Overcharged Taxpayers By Up To 900%”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC report warns that Bombardier could miss 2019 streetcar deadline”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column: TOinTRANSIT: Bombardier delays save TTC difficult answers”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Jane and Finch residents want a community hub in their neighbourhood”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Man wanted for TTC bus assault in North York”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Police seek masked man wanted in Rexdale TTC bus robbery”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Pants-less TTC subway ride planned from Finch to Dufferin Stations”, here.
  • Lexology post, “TTC’s random drug-testing: Four major challenges to consider”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “Mapping Toronto’s streetcar network: The age of electric - 1891 to 1921”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “Thoughts on Newmarket’s new rapidway (updated)”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “Happy edition: The most wonderful time on the GO train with this announcer”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Pedestrian describes ‘pure panic’ at Streetsville GO lot”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Councillors join call for work to start on Bloor”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Traveling the Lakeshore East before the whole Rouge to Pickering beach revamp”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “No offence to the Toronto Star, but we’ve taken the situation at Burlington GO much more seriously”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Remembering Burlington GO”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Celebrating four years of disappointment”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Yesterday’s post & tweet about Burlington GO Station must have rattled some cages. This email went out today to passengers subscribed to Burlington GO updates”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Don’t worry, GO Transit has been made aware of this engineering marvel”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “One last word on auditor general’s report”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “This story trumps the whole four-hour hostage-taking-stalled-train-at-Ajax incident of this past September”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Bah! Let’s just change the story, k?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Luna the wonder dog!”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Pretty much everyone who lives south of Bloor in Courtice (VIA rail line and CN line). Residents hate the blaring of train horns. I’m not sympathetic”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Never fight a stroller mom, you ain’t never going to win”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog article, “Good grief, now TTC plans ‘undercover fare inspectors’”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Metrolinx’s suburban plans for an urban transit system”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Calculating the effect of uneven headways”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Presto Update December 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Mayor Tory Discovers We Don’t Have Enough Transit Service”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Evolution of the TTC 2017 Budget”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Bathurst Station Bids Good-Bye to Honest Ed’s”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How Not to Be A Transit Jerk in 2017”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Duly Quoted: Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle, on Bombardier Streetcar Delays”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “No Matter How You Look At It, Toronto Property Taxes Are Really Low”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Toronto is Cutting Printed Schedules to Save 0.02 Per Cent on Their Budget”, here.
  • Toronto Life post, “A timeline of Bombardier’s excuses for not building Toronto’s new transit fleet”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Andy Byford: TTC budget ‘not sustainable’”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier meets latest deadline for streetcar order, but is still far behind original schedule”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “John Tory accuses Bombardier of ‘complete failure’ on streetcar order”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Council approves TTC discounts for low-income passengers”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Why part of TTC’s St Patrick Station is still sealed off after 1975 murder”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC urged to use cameras to catch drivers who pass streetcars taking on riders”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor backs traffic powers for TTC officers”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Is it time to end discounted TTC fares for seniors?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “John Tory backs TTC seniors discount”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “What will the City of Toronto’s 2017 budget cost us?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “PRESTO fare-card system now available across TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC criticized for removing printed bus schedules”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “In 2017, Mississauga will have to decide how it grows up”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bonnie Crombie scores high midway through Mississauga mayoral term”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Will Brampton move forward in 2017 or remain stuck in neutral?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Once Upon a City: Free rides led to Toronto’s biggest party”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC board to review policy after controversy over Tibet ad”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC store a hit over the holidays”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC fare inspectors go undercover”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Province won’t pay to operate TTC: Premier Kathleen Wynne”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Are TTC subway barriers really a worthy use of funds?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Bombardier promises streetcar delivery to the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: Fare dodging goes way back on the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: Ask Not For Whom the Road Tolls”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC caps near beer-guzzling by staffers”, here.
  • TVO report, “Stephen Del Duca had a terrible year - why is he so happy?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC: A Tour of Vaughan’s Metropolitan Centre Station”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “New York’s Second Avenue Gets Relief: Toronto Still Waiting”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Transportation group advocates for highway tolls in York Region”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com column, “York Region tolls on 400, 404 needed to build transit, improve highways”, here.
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