In the news: Friday, March 10, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “15 TTC subway stations with best architecture and design”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Scarborough subway supporters and critics clash at City Hall”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Buses that will replace Queen streetcars this summer dubbed ‘the better option’”, here.
  • CHCH News report, “Burlington GO station delays”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Struggling business owners consider legal action against Metrolinx”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Brampton LRT hub location remains undecided”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Man, 59, struck and killed by Durham Transit bus in Pickering”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Executive committee approves underground bus terminal for Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Scarborough subway extension design approved by Toronto’s executive committee”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Toronto’s transit tardiness can carry on no longer”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “The big money bets on a building boom”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “WATCHDOG: Scarborough subway extension is a political project”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Subway proponents, opponents clash with Mayor Tory executive committee”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Pity Toronto’s poor, neglected streetcar riders”, here.
  • National Post commentary, “Toronto’s transit remains at the mercy of Queen’s Park’s whims”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Durham ‘treated unfairly’ with new PRESTO deal”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “Cut and cover excavation looms at Bayview and Eglinton”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Selective History Colours Transit Commentary”, here.
  • Toronto Life post, “How do I convince the TTC that it’s their fault I couldn’t pay my fare?”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “TTC derails Queen streetcars for the summer”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “A subway is not the way to prosperity for Scarborough or Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Scarborough subway boosters let residents’ imaginations overtake reality”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory’s executive committee approves plan for $3.35 billion one-stop Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Federal funding for Scarborough subway in question”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC expands Wheel-Trans eligibilty to include people with cognitive, sensory or mental health disabilities”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Is Ontario’s growth plan intensifying urban sprawl?”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “A reader writes the book on the dangers of ‘bus knuckles’: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Storeys post, “Toronto’s transit travesty”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory pushes $3.3 billion subway project”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Drama around Scarborough subway a farce: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Provincial cash still on the table for Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Transportation minister can’t say how much UP Express will cost taxpayers”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Fare Integration: Creating a ‘Fair’ Transit Zone System”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Fare Integration: Comparing the Options for Better Transit Fares”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Throwback Thursday: Union Station’s Great Hall”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe