In the news: Thursday, March 16, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Electric buses to hit Brampton roads by 2018”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Bar gathering on eve of Brampton LRT vote raises questions about council transparency”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Tunnel boring machines resurfacing for Eglinton Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “It won’t be ‘business as usual’ until province funds Toronto’s needs, Tory warns Sousa”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “City’s relationship with province significantly impacted after road tolls nixed: Tory”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Some proposed SmartTrack stations may not result in ridership boost: Metrolinx analysis”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Provincial budget ‘has to help Toronto’, Tory says after meeting with Sousa”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com post, “Man accused of sexually assaulting girl, 15, on Pickering-bound GO train”, here.
  • Financial Post column, “The case against Toronto transit workers’ human rights versus rider safety”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Tory tells Ontario’s Finance Minister Toronto needs increased transit, housing funding”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Eglinton Crosstown tunnel boring machines begin their departure this week”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan would cause surge in suburban driving, analysis shows”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “The waiting is the hardest part: Tracking the Scarborough subway debate”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “What went wrong since ‘the golden age’ of Toronto transit?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Filings show Bombardier warned Metrolinx to ‘tread lightly’ in nixing transit contract”, here.
  • insauga post, “Could all-day, two-way GO be delayed until 2041?”, here.
  • insauga post, “Mississauga pushes for more infrastructure investment”, here.
  • insauga post, “You Could Face Stiff Fines for Misbehaving on Mississauga’s MiWay buses”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Community can raise concerns at third annual transit users’ forum in Burlington April 1”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Kellie Leitch’s threat to withold transit funding an empty threat”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Mayor John Tory prepares for ‘war’ over the Scarborough subway”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “THE CITY: Mayor John Tory shows that Toronto is no city to be trifled with”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “How Presto’s costs stack up globally”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Residents protesting termination of Mississauga’s affordable transit program”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “GO Train Schedules Displayed for Commuters - an Update”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Bombardier’s bribery problems in Europe hurt Toronto”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Scarborough Subway Cost Rises Again (III)”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Scarborough Gets Screwed by Subway Promises”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Kelly Leitch Dogwhistles to Racists When Pledging to Deny Transit Funding to ‘Sanctuary Cities’”, here.
  • Toronto Life post, “TTC riders irate over chronically malfunctioning Presto readers”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “Trauma by the tracks”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Development appears to be central to John Tory’s transit plans”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Some Smart Track stations could lower transit use and create more drives, Metrolinx report says”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Time for fact-based decision-making on the Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Work starts on stations, tracks for Eglinton-Crosstown LRT”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Tory encourages Scarborough residents to support single subway stop extension”, here.
  • Toronto Stararticle, “Metrolinx using Presto fees to gouge 905, councillors say”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Province cannot ignore Toronto’s financial needs, Mayor John Tory warns”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Transit construction creates greenhouse gases that take decades to offset, study says”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “John Tory demands more provincial cash for transit and housing”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Scarborough subway opponents waging ‘war’: Mayor”, here.
  • TVO report, “When politicians quit before their job is done”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Less Boring News: Metrolinx Removing Crosstown Tunnel Borers”, here.
  • Urban Torontopost, “Highway 427 Expansion: $6.16M Design-Build Contract Signed”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Aurora residents could be on the wrong side of GO train tracks”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe