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In the news: Saturday, February 11, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “These are the ideal travel times between TTC subway stations”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “People don’t like TTC fare inspectors”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC makes over 35 promises to improve in 2017”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “10 quirky things you didn’t know about Union Station”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “City to consider $4.4 M on new LRT route studies”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Proposed airport transit hub would connect Brampton to the world says mayor”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Macleans website), “Bombardier seeks injunction to stop Metrolinx contract termination”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Toronto Sun website, “Premier scolds OPG execs over pay hikes” , here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Liberal cabinet minister apologizes for insulting GO train riders” (from the CBC News Toronto website, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Baloney Meter: 60 per cent of projects done?” (from the YorkRegion.com website, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto’s Pearson airport unveils design for new transit hub”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Focus on 905 to 905 transit, less on downtown Toronto, says transportation planner”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Ride the GO train? You could be breathing in diesel fumes, researchers say”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Roofless ramp causing parking garage problems at Burlington GO Station”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “After insulting GO train riders, Liberal cabinet minister apologizes”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Transport minister fires back at Bombardier for court injunction”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Bombardier files motion for injunction against Metrolinx”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Bus driver bypassing Lake Shore stop, TTC blames driver confusion”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Lakeshore tops worst GO train line for delays in 2016”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Bombardier files injunction to stop Metrolinx from terminating contract”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Tory meets with NDP leader, says it may be time for ‘rethinking’ of City of Toronto Act”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Ousted president of ATU Local 113 says he won’t step aside”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC parent union denies local union representatvies were intimidated”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Two teens charged after man robbed, stabbed at Ajax GO Station”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Government shuts down road-toll plan for Gardiner, DVP”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com post, “Teens charged after victim stabbed during robbery at Ajax GO Station”, here.
  • EyeOpener article, “The long way home: On commuting and mental health”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Bombardier asks court to stop Metrolinx from cancelling $770M contract for 182 light rail vehicles”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Bombardier files injunction against Metrolinx over notice to end contract”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Unifor lends its support behind Bob Kinnear in spat with TTC union’s parent association”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Temporary trustee of TTC union reinstates 10 board members, but not president Kinnear”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC fixing subway station accessibility signage after speaking with Global News”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Toronto’s Pearson airport reveals early concept for transit hub”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “As Toronto home prices soar, commuters will feel the pain”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Unifor joins TTC union head Bob Kinnear in fight against ATU”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Ousted TTC head predicts ‘labour strife’”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC union heads fired in power battle with U.S. union”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “New life for Eglinton Avenue East”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada commentary, “Green Light Road Tolls To Get Toronto Moving Again”, here.
  • insauga post, “Mississauga Set to Receive More Funding for Transit Projects”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANST: TTC union strife masks bigger challenges”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Nothing gets attention in Ward 42 byelection like calling for a subway”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “TTC lines up and running after person struck by train”, here.
  • Macleans article, “Why the escalator etiquette of ‘stand right, walk left’ is wrong”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “Hallam Street and the Harbord streetcar”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga council wary of proposed transit hub at Pearson airport”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga halts industrial development along Dundas Street corridor”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Mississauga slated to receive $32 million in gas tax funding in 2022”, here.
  • NOW article, “@BrokenTTC Instagram account chronicles Toronto’s failing transit system”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Instagram video shows Bay Concourse progress”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Can you imagine running for a train and you fall into this?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “It’s ok, the smokers will kill us first - GO Transit riders at risk for exposure to diesel exhaust”, here.
  • Science Daily post, “Diesel trains may expose passengers to exhaust”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “‘It’s your fault’, train maker Bombardier tells Metrolinx”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Ridership and Service, 1976 to 2016”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Are bike thieves getting a free ride with GO?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “GO Transit passengers at risk for exposure to diesel exhaust”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “‘Very serious’ allegations over Scarborough subway debate referred to auditor general”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier taking Metrolinx to court”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Welcome to Toronto! Streetcar 4031 arrives from Thunder Bay”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Showdown over TTC union averted”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Unifor enters fight for TTC workers union”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ousted TTC head accuses parent association of intimidating officials”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC received 114 complaints about fare inspectors last year”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tolls are dead, but Ontario cities’ bills are piling up”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Wynne listened to the ‘vocal, selfish, short-sighted in blocking Toronto road tolls”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Liberals relieved toll scheme axed”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “29 candidates vie for a seat on Toronto council in Scarborough byelection”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Why our political parties all sound the same”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Cyclist crossing Hwy. 401 caught in dash cam video”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Making life more affordable and cities more livable: Horwath”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Pearson transit hub requires support from surrounding municipalities: GTAA”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC union battle far from over”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Transit union locals band together”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “TTC union controversy has long history”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Unifor courts TTC workers amid exec battle with ATU”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “ATU denies TTC union reps forced to sign loyalty pledges”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “ATU Local 113 temporary trustee says ‘business as usual’ after president turfed”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC union open to raid: Kinnear”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Controversy has been the hallmark of ousted TTC union boss Bob Kinnear’s career”, here.
  • TVO commentary, “No one likes property taxes, but why does Toronto turn hating them into an art form?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “The Missing Link: Shaping the Future GTHA Rail Network”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “GTAA Unveils Vision For Multi-Modal Transit Hub at Pearson”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Transit Hub Signals Bold Reinvention of Toronto’s Pearson Airport”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Good Samaritan foils attempted robbery of woman at Markham GO Station”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe