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In the news: Saturday, February 10, 2018



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • 680 All News Radio report, “Ontarians urges to carpool to work, school this week”, here.
  • Beach Metro News article, “Locals, councillors on board for improved Kingston Road bus service”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “New controversy erupts over one-stop Scarborough subway”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Bombardier has a new plan to speed up streetcar Toronto streetcar deliveries”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “New data shows dramatic effects of King St. pilot”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “The King St. pilot now has a counter-protest group”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “What the TTC would look like if Toronto stuck to its plans”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Subway station closures add to traffic nightmare on Eglinton”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “TTC launches new campaign to improve customer service”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “How to rent out a TTC streetcar in Toronto”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Someone created Valentine’s Day cards for TTC subway stations in Toronto”, here.
  • BlogTO post, “Toronto car-share company upset over stiff parking rules”, here.
  • Brampton Guardian article, “Wynne government kills plans for GTA West Highway after lengthy and expensive planning process”, here.
  • Bramptonist post, “Proposed GTA West Highway has been shelved indefinitely”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the 680 All News Radio website), “Issues with Toronto subway raise questions about city’s position as major hub”, here.
  • Canadian Press article (from the Toronto Sun website), “Man charged with TTC track vandalism that shuttered part of subway”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Bombardier adds second production line in Kingston to meet streetcar delivery deadline”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Police arrest man in connection with ‘act of vandalism’ at Royal York subway station”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Environmental group applauds province’s decision to cancel proposed GTA West highway”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Car2Go threatens to stop Toronto operations after city council delays pilot project”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Satisfaction with the TTC is lowest among riders who use it every day”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Bombardier setting up second production line in Kingston in latest attempt to ramp up streetcar production”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Frequent TTC riders dissatisfied with overcrowding: poll”, here.
  • Globe and Mail column, “Forget the TTC vision, just make the subways run”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “After timid rollout, Toronto’s King Street project enters pivotal phase”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Subway closings aggravate Yonge and Eglinton driving difficulties”, here.
  • insauga post, “Here’s What the Hurontario LRT Stop Names Could Be”, here.
  • insauga post, “Discounted Transit Passes Officially Available in Mississauga”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Man charged after TTC track switches damaged, airport beacon disabled”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Danforth cafe fears expropriation for new Greenwood subway station exit”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Historical photo exhibit a bright spot amid Crosstown LRT construction”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Police release photo of suspect in aggravated assault at Warden station”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “Metrolinx seeking input on proposed name changes for Hurontario LRT stops”, here.
  • Mississauga News article, “‘He cut the power cables’: Mississauga man accused of disabling airport beacon near Sherway”, here.
  • Post City column, “New subway costs Toronto taxpayers $24 a trip”, here.
  • Post City article, “New GO schedule leaves people without cars in the lurch, says MPP”, here.
  • Post City article, “$51.1 million REimagining Yonge project has been delayed again”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Part 11 (ELEVEN!?) of an installment, exclusive to This Crazy Train, ‘Meet the Deckers’ - Daisy May and the CO monitors”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Why a TTC commuter will get killed at Yonge - Bloor Station”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “King Street Update: January 2018 Data (Updated)”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “First We Take King Street, Then We Take Midtown”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Half of Toronto subway riders say overcrowding makes them feel unsafe, poll says”, here.
  • Toronto Star column, “Subway crowding at crisis level”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “New ‘King for All’ group wants you to show some love to the King St. pilot project”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Updated Scarborough subway costs will be ready but not made public before the next election”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Toronto’s former chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat says staff have a duty to report Scarborough subway costs before the next election”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Bombardier sets up new production line in Kingston, gives TTC new delivery schedule”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Traffic congestion costs average household $125 a year, report says”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Province puts brakes on GTA West highway”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Province kills future 400 series highway; environmentalists thrilled”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe