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In the news: Saturday, April 22, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • BlogTO post, “TTC to give public early access to new subway stations”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC says subway delays are down 18% so far this year”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Suitcase on the track causes commuter chaos on the TTC”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “New streetcars coming to St. Clair and King St. next”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The TTC just launched an Instagram account”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Brampton truck driver charged with drunk driving after collision with GO bus”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Toronto Sun website), “Judge stymies Metrolinx effort to cancel Bombardier LRT contract”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Judge blocks Metrolinx from cancelling Bombardier rail contract for now”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Stolen suitcase thrown onto track at Bloor - Yonge Station forces brief rush-hour closure”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Police seek help from public in probe of pedestrian death by streetcar”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC changes ‘use of force’ guidelines for transit enforcement staff”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Judge blocks Metrolinx from terminating contract with Bombardier”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Newmarket grass fire halted GO trains on Barrie line”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Suspect accused of committing an indecent act at St. Clair West Station”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map? post, “Megabus, Niagara Falls -> Toronto: Tantalizingly Close to Being Great”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map? post, “Why No Greyhound on Google Transit?”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Bombardier Inc wins injunction to stop Metrolinx from cancelling $770 million rail contract”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Toronto - Waterloo tech corridor could see 18-minute flights this June”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC’s Downsview Station to be renamed Sheppard West, Line 1 subway extension work continues”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Metrolinx’s plan to nix $770 million Bombardier contract blocked by judge”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “TTC officers should be trained in de-escalation: Ombudsman”, here.
  • The IFP ([Georgetown] Independent Free Press) article, “Council takes advantage of provincial program to upgrade Halton Hills public transit fleet”, here.
  • Insauga.com post, “Mississauga Set to Pay More for PRESTO”, here.
  • InsideHalton.com article, “Burlington Transit gets new director”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Officials blame multiple factors as TTC ridership continues to flatten”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Downsview Station gets ‘gradual’ name change”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “New streetcars to debut on St. Clair West in the fall: TTC”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Dreaming of a big transit win”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “UP Express train bells have reduced in volume”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Man wanted for committing indecent act on TTC bus in North York: cops”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “New PRESTO deal could cost city $6M per year”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Greyhound offers daily routes from Pearson airport to locations across Ontario”, here.
  • Mobile Syrup post, “T-Connect Wi-Fi service now available at Finch TTC Station”, here.
  • Oshawa Express article, “Future plans of GO station halt development”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Updates Flexity Roll-Out Plan”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Toronto’s Transit Planning Problem Isn’t Politics, It’s Governance”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “The Useful, Hilarious, and Disturbing TTC Tricks”, here.
  • Toronto Observer article, “GO Transit driver charged with impaired driving”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC says it has cut down on subway delays”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “St. Clair next in line for new TTC streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough RT vehicles need repairs to avoid ‘catastrophic’ corrosion failures”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Transit projects often fall short of the promises made”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Judge blocks Metrolinx from cancelling Bombardier contract”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC needs better oversight of enforcement officers, says ombudsman”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bloor-Yonge TTC station evacuated over stolen suitcase”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Derailed streetcar [blocked] traffic on Queen Street”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Judge stymies Metrolinx effort to cancel Bombardier LRT contract”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Trucker was three times over the limit when rig smashed into GO bus, fled scene: Cops”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC officers need civilian oversight in wake of violent viral video”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “GO Station Parking Lots Missed Opportunities to Urbanize”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Increasing Transit Usage: Making the ‘Last Mile” an Active One”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “TTC renaming Downsview Station as ‘Sheppard West’ in May”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe