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In the news: Saturday, August 5, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “The 10 worst people on the TTC”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “First installment of federal gas tax funding set to flow Brampton’s way”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Why some Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville commuters want their GO buses back”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Feet on seats, smelly food, missed stops — all reasons people push emergency strips on GO trains”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “More Bike Share stations coming to a TTC stop near you”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Bike Share Toronto expanding to Etobicoke, Scarborough”, here.
  • CP24 report, “70 new stations being added to city’sBike Share program”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Upgrades for GO rail stations across Ontario”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Ontario’s Metrolinx hopes to shake off public invisibity with $250,000 in new branding”, here.
  • Global Rail News article, “Canada’s Metrolinx launches search for experienced rail operator as it prepares to quadruple train frequency”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada article, “Dear Elon Musk: Please save Toronto transit from itself”, here.
  • insauga post, “5 top roads in Mississauga for segregated bike lanes”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Milton transit rural pilot will continue until the end of year”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Scarborough residents surprised at timing of Stouffville GO expansion”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Bike Share Toronto to add 70 stations throughout the city”, here.
  • International Airport Review post, “Greater Toronto Airports Authority releases RFP for transit centre design”, here.
  • Metro Toronto article, “TTC shuns popular book-sharing program”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Hazel McCallion nominated to serve on GTAA board of directors”, here.
  • MyKawartha.com article, “Transit options coming for Brock residents”, here.
  • NOW article, “Bike Share Toronto is expanding with 70 new stations this summer”, here.
  • Orangeville Citizen editorial, “Transit: Our missing infrastructure”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Consultants retained to review GO plans”, here.
  • Queen’s Journal post, “Preventing sexual assault on public transit is as important as reporting it”, here.
  • Railway Age article, “Ontario transit update - Metrolinx”, here.
  • Railway Gazette article, “Metrolinx launches search for Regional Express Rail operator”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Stouffville corridor changes nothing short of a disaster say commuters”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “That’s an interesting motorcyle you’re riding… looks like a car to me”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “It’s been so long since we had a crazy train moment on here”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes Effective September 3, 2017”, here.
  • Steve Munro ‘s post, “So You Want a TTC Fare Freeze in 2018”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Spadina Streetcar Turns 20 (Part I)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Spadina Streetcar Turns 20 (Par II)”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “The TTC is not doing enough to combat harassment”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Mayor John Tory wants TTC fare freeze for 2018”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Dozens of GO Transit stations slated for upgrades”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Crash claims cost the TTC more than $30 million last year”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “Time to derail studies and improve service now”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “‘Temporary’ sidewalk repairs outside TTC station persist: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Clipping of toenails, no toilet paper, stinky food: Here’s why the GO train alarm gets pressed”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bike Share Toronto expanding by 70 stations”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “The Freedom Ride has yet to reach the station”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “‘The Blue Snake’: First Look at Scarborough Centre Subway Station”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Union and other GO stations to be enhanced for RER service”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Skylights, Eateries, Shops Highlights of Union Station Work”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Construction Progressing on New Gardiner Expressway Off-Ramp”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: Into the City”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Photo of the Day: Rush Hour”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “70 More BikeShare Stations Coming To Toronto in August”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe