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In the news: Sunday, February 19, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “This unfunded TTC program could significantly improve your commute”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “There’s now WiFi at 54 TTC stations”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “10 fascinating secrets of the TTC”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “TTC dismisses 73 people over alleged multimillion dollar benefits fraud scheme” (from the CBC News Toronto website), here.
  • CBC News report, Are shields the answer? Fatal stabbing has bus drivers calling for safety barriers”, here.
  • CBC News report, “Conservative MPs laugh at Amarjeet Sohi’s past as [Edmonton] bus driver”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Here are 3 different futures for King Street”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto’s auditor general to probe Scarborough subway complaint”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Metrolinx to consider fare based on distance travelled”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Tory not ruling out sales, gas tax for Toronto, if he can get province on board”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Should GO Transit abandon its York U stop? For 1 student, it would be a ‘disaster’”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “From TTC commute to wedding bells - how a bus driver and rider fell in love”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Metrolinx considers fare by distance for GTHA transit users”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “TTC delays in 2016 amount to 26 days of lost service”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Neethan Shan wins Ward 42 byelection”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “GTAA reveals plans for Pearson transit centre”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Metrolinx rejects Bombardier’s claims of laxity in wake of court filing”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Rethinking King Street: Is Toronto ready to move forward?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “No tolls? Tory wants provincial money for DVP, Gardiner”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Liberal MP accuses Tories of Laughing atAmarjeet Sohi’s Past as a Bus Driver”, here.
  • insauga post, “Some changes to MiWay services are coming”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “All-day, two-way GO train service won’t come to Milton until 2041”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Metrolinx challenges story about all-day, two-way GO train service in Milton”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “War of words between Bombardier and Metrolinx escalates”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “A transit-first pilot project coming to King Street”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOINTRANSIT: Don’t believe the budget hype”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Search for female suspect as women beaten, thrown into TTC bus”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Love is on the bus: TTC driver finds future wife on temporary route”, here.
  • MyKawartha.com article, “Brock councillors trying to improve transit”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Province doubling gas tax funds”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures post, “IO, Metrolinx move forward with RFP for rail tunnel project”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Metrolinx Fetish for Fare By Distance”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Metrolinx Fetish for Fare By Distance (II)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “2017 TTC Budget Smoke and Mirrors at City Hall”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Transit First For King Street?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Exhibition Loop Reopens for Streetcars”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Cars Take Up Too Much Space on King Street”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Wake up Toronto and tackle transportation”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx to Bombardier: ‘Stop blaming others’ for your mistakes”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “$80M TTC budget hike not quite at ‘record’ level”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Taxpayer-funded transit report kept secret by city”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Hundreds attend to talk about King St. Transit proposal”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “King St. plans still leave room for cars”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Time to create a TTC transit museum, councillor says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “73 TTC employees fired so far in ongoing benefits fraud scandal”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “With urbanity denied in North York, what is Scarborough’s fate?”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “In what world is it laughable to drive a bus for a living?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Toronto needs a war on the streetcar”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Transit, pedestrians will be given priority with new King Street traffic flow project”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “73 TTC employees fired since benefits-scam probe began in 2015”, here
  • Toronto Sun article, “Kinnear will have to wait for judge to see if he’ll be restored to power”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC denies report Andy Byford is leaving for Australia job”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: Historic radial streetcar barn destroyed”, here.
  • Toronto Sun commentary, “Mayor on transit: Keeping Toronto on the move”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “What Will Driverless Cars Mean for Transit and the Urban Realm?”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Durham BRT: New Transit Infrastructure East of Toronto”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: Streetcar Reflection”, here.
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