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In the news: Monday, May 1, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Man surrenders after alleged sex assault at Kennedy station”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The TTC shows off new subway route map”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC riders now giving etiquette advice”, here.
  • Canadian Press article, “Acceleration glitch forces some Toronto buses of the roads” (from the CTV News Toronto website), here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Study comparing subway air quality to Beijing caused ‘unnecessary alarm’, TTC charges”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “GO Transit bus carrying 39 passengers collides with transport truck on eastbound 401”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Ontario budget 2017: Toronto gets new taxes, but not the big bucks it was hoping for”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “High-speed trains between Toronto and Windsor subject of anew report”, here/
  • CP24 report, “TTC worker credited with helping to coax man in distress off tracks”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC to unveil new Toronto - York Spadina Subway Extension maps in May”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC targets shoes on seats, garbage, occupied handicap seating in new etiquette lesson”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “New TTC campaign highlights feedback from commuters”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Woman sexually assaulted at Kennedy station”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Ontario high-speed rail line to be tabled at Queen’s Park in May”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Swift-acting TTC subway station worker saves man from committing suicide”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “TTC confirms air quality in subway sytem is ‘safe’ following a report on high pollution levels”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “‘You said it’: TTC launches etiquette campaign using real posts from social media”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “New funding for transit, social housing left out of Ontario budget”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “TTC worker hailed for helping man in distress on subway tracks”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Woman sexually assaulted at Toronto’s Kennedy station; man arrested”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “A need for high-speed rail reality”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Two new Transitway stations slated to open May 1”, here.
  • MobileSyrup post, “T-Connect Wi-Fi service now available at Islington and Kipling TTC stations”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “An Invitation to Dinner”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “A Contrary View of Ontario’s 2017 Budget”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “King Street Pilot: Public Meeting on May 18, 2017”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “How the Provincial Budget Does and Doesn’t Screw Toronto”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Ontario Liberals Ignore Climate Science With Plan to Expand Highway 401”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Former planner says transit batting average better for GO, province than for city hall”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC subway air quality ‘not likely to endanger’ employees: Ministry of Labour”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “100 of 153 TTC buses removed from service now back on the road”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Scarborough residents, community groups press province to consider an alternative to subway”, here.
  • Toronto Star editorial, “Province shouldn’t shortchange Toronto”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario Liberals reject Toronto Mayor John Tory’s calls to match federal transit funding”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC worker lauded for helping man on subway tracks”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC tweet complaint campaign launches Monday”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC ‘accordian’ buses get emergency fix”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “No ‘election goodies’ for T.O. in Liberals’ sleight of hand budget”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Liberals have ignored Toronto’s needs: Tory”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Drunk driver pleads guilty in deadly crash [with TTC bus]”, here.
  • TVO post, “The Liberals don’t take Toronto seriously. Then again, neither does Toronto”, here.
  • TVO post, “Stuck in transit: Ontario budget has lots of money for infrastructure, but little to ease congestion”, here.
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