In the news: Monday, February 27, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Beach Metro News column, “You can get there from here, but…”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC customer satisfaction back up after brutal summer”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto’s worst intersection is about to be completely rebuilt”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton City Hall to host Hurontario LRT open house”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the National Post website, “Toronto transit delayed after car gets stuck in streetcar tunnel because driver was following his GPS”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC board votes ‘no confidence’ in Bob Kinnear after court reinstates him”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “A sick boy on stalled GO train brings out the ‘helpful’ Canadian spirit”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Will East Harbour be the city’s hot new business hub?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Hamilton woman, 32, dies after she was hit by a GO bus at Union Station”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “TTC to find out how much it’s losing from broken Presto readers”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Driver claims GPS led him into streetcar tunnel to Union Station”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Kinnear asks judge to jail rival leader as struggle for control of TTC union continues”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Tow truck removes SUV stuck inside TTC tunnel”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Police renew calls for info on shooting that left TTC collector with lasting injuries”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Woman dead after being hit by a bus at Bay and Front: police”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “RFP issued for Highway 401 rail tunnel”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Caisse de dépôt CEO says he hopes Bombardier contract dispute is resolved out of court, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Police seek public’s help in unsolved shooting of TTC fare collector in 2012”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC union leader Kinnear seeks contempt order for rival Sforza”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: We need to know more about fare integration”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “EDGES OF TORONTO: Scarborough’s subway, still so insecure”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Renew Scarborough ‘partners’ with group lobbying for Scarborough subway extension”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Three ways to make sure Toronto’s King Street overhaul doesn’t get screwed up”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “The Presto sideshow: A timeline of Ontario’s transit card rollout”, here.
  • National Post article, “Toronto transit delayed after car gets stuck in streetcar tunnel because driver was following his GPS”, here.
  • Railway Tracks and Structures post, “IO, Metrolinx issue RFQ for Toronto Union Station project”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “GO Train Schedules Displayed for Commuters? So… how’s that going?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “It’s like a black hole, isn’t it?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board Meeting, February 21, 2017”, {here](https://stevemunro.ca/2017/02/27/ttc-board-meeting-february-21-2017/).
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Metrolinx Board Meeting Wrapup, February 17, 2017”, 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, “The Metrolinx Fetish for Fare By Distance (III)”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “SUV pulled from streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC wants report on fares lost because of malfunctioning Presto readers”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier opens doors to reveal factory building Eglinton Crosstown LRT for Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Keep your feet off the subway seat and don’t sit on strangers”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Woman in feet-on-subway-seats video denies sitting on passenger’s feet”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Why you shouldn’t get caught lying down on the TTC”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Metrolinx apologizes for office poll calling TTC ‘a cesspool’”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Major power failure strands thousands of GO train passengers”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Councillor wants TTC to step away from ‘lemon’ Presto system”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Ousted TTC union boss Bob Kinnear back in court Thursday”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC union boss Bob Kinnear back at helm, but for how long?”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Cops seek hooded attacker in sexual assault investigation”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Previewing the TTC’s Future York University Station”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Fare Integration”, “Metrolinx Considers the Options”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Fare Integration: Option 1 - Modifying the Status Quo”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Fare Integration: Options 2 and 3 - Zone and Hybrid Fare Systems”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Fare Integration” Option 4 - Fare by Distance”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe