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In the news: Sunday, November 12, 2017



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Buses versus streetcars: The debate continues”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “King Street transit pilot starts today”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What the TTC looked like in the 1960s and 1970s”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto wants a single fare for all transit providers”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC announces plan to switch to electric buses”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Quick clear squads coming to Toronto highways”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto just voted to make Bloor bike lanes permanent”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Global News Toronto website), “Bloor bike lanes a good step, but Toronto still lags behind other Canadian cities”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Toronto City Council OKs fare integration plans with Metrolinx”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “King Street pilot project changes how everyone uses the street”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “‘Quick clear squads’ to be permanent fixture on Toronto’s busiest roadways, city says”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Transport regulator rejects Via Rail’s efforts to limit wheelchair, mobility access on trains”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “King Street transit pilot starts Sunday”, here.
  • CityNews Toronto report, “Tory admits he hasn’t had time to explore water transportation campaign promise”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Councillor wants auditor to compare cost of Scarborough subway with scrapped LRT plan”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “King Street pilot project will put streetcars first, starting Sunday”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Tory talks infrastructure deficit at construction conference”, here.
  • Financial Post article, “Are your GPS apps ready for Toronto’s King Street pilot project - and possible mayhem - on Sunday?”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “City Council votes 36-6 to make Bloor Street temporary bicycle lanes permanent”, here.
  • insauga post, “Major Changes Are Coming to a GO Station in Mississauga”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Council supports single fare for all transit trips in Toronto”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Toronto city council supports making Park Lawn GO station a priority”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Scarborough strip mall slated for expropriation to power Scarborough subway”, here.
  • Media in Canada article, “Spotted! A Sam Smith listening party on the rails”, here.
  • Metro Toronto column, “Austerity, status quo or city-building: It’s time for Toronto voters to pick a path”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Province awards$128 million contract for Cooksville GO Station redevelopment”, here.
  • Mortgage Broker News article, “Transit links are key to Toronto market’s future growth - report”, here.
  • National Post column, “Approval of permanent Bloor bike lanes brings up a step closer to getting along”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Board Meeting Preview November 13, 2017”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC plans 43 subway closures next year, up from 35 this year”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Internal Metrolinx report found Scarborough subway ‘not a worthwhile use of money’”“, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Scarborough subway debate lacks vital information”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC test of new signalling system ‘exceeded expectations’”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Street overhaul that aims to put transit first set to launch on King St.”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Eglinton Crosstown wall collapse nets demolition company $60,000 fine”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Ontario on track for next generation of clean trains?”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “TTC plans to buy first electric buses, targets emissions-free fleet by 2040”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bay - Dundas bus terminal looks to recapture its ‘sense of grandeur’”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Stub of TTC streetcar pole finally departs: The Fixer”, here.
  • Toronto Star commentary, “What it will it take to make Metrolinx transit plan a reality”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “TTC successfully tests automated subway trains and riders were none the wiser”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Scarborough subway debate sends council round the bend”, here.
  • TVO report, “There is no future in which the Scarborough subway is a good idea”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Toronto City Council Makes Park Lawn GO Station a Priority”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Public Meetings on Eglinton West LRT to Begin November 13”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “$128 million Contract Awarded for Cooksville GO Station Redevelopment”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Building Foundations on Unstable Soil a Common Issue in the GTA”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe