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Planners Weigh Options for Downtown Waterfront Transit Link

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May 27, 2016 11:45 am | by David Brake | Comments
An upgraded transit network along the waterfront is among the top five transit projects Toronto's planning department would like to see funded, but much remains to be decided before a transit ... read more

$840m Transit "Promise" Raises More Questions Than It Answers

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May 9, 2016 4:58 pm | by David Brake | Comments
In the wake of previous announcements about increased federal spending on public transit, Trudeau's visit to the TTC's Greenwood rail yards on May 6th prompted speculation by Relief Line activists ... read more

Presto Card Use Expands to First Buses on TTC, More Stations

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May 4, 2016 9:42 am | by David Brake | Comments
Toronto's days of using an antiquated fare medium—the token—on its public transit system are coming closer to an end, as the first nineteen of the TTC's 1900 buses to be Presto-enabled began to ... read more

Poll Confirms Relief Line as Torontonians' First Transit Priority

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April 22, 2016 4:45 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A new poll released by the Toronto Relief Line Alliance reveals the breadth of support for the TTC's Relief Line among Torontonians. Not only do more than half favour it over the Scarborough ... read more

Explore the History of Transit at Two Toronto Exhibitions

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April 15, 2016 3:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
George Santayana said, "those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it", and those interested in current Toronto transit debates should head to the Toronto Archives and the ... read more

Three Levels of Government Unveil Presto Gates at Main Street

MP Adam Vaughan celebrates the new Presto fare gate, image by Stefan Novakovic
April 8, 2016 1:24 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Representatives of Federal, Provincial, and Municipal governments converged this morning for an announcement about Toronto's transit future. Gathering at the Bloor-Danforth Line's Main Street ... read more

TTC Considers Finch West and Crosstown LRT Link at Pearson

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March 30, 2016 4:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
As City of Toronto and Metrolinx planners consider the latest round of public feedback to their 15 year master plan for new rapid transit in Toronto and the GTHA, their plans for new ... read more

Having Your Say on Toronto's Transit Master Plan

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March 29, 2016 5:10 pm | by David Brake | Comments
The first round of public consultations about Toronto's new 15 year transit plan is over, but this is just the start of a lengthy process. If you want your voice to be heard about any aspect of ... read more

Toronto and GTHA Transit Get a Boost in the Federal Budget

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March 23, 2016 4:30 pm | by David Brake | Comments
As was anticipated in the 2016 federal budget, one of its major features unveiled on Tuesday was a boost to transit spending, and Toronto and the surrounding region look set to be among the ... read more

Transit Plan Inches Towards Reality at Executive Committee

The new 15-year transit, image courtesy of the City of Toronto
March 10, 2016 5:30 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
In a marathon meeting on March 9th, Mayor John Tory's Executive Committee endorsed City Planning's comprehensive 15-year transit plan, bringing an impressive web of subways, LRTs and ... read more

Transit Expansion: Yonge Line Will Need All The Relief It Can Get

March 4, 2016 4:18 pm | by David Brake | Comments
A recent report prepared for Toronto about transit ridership predicts that even with both the 'Relief Line' (running from the Danforth and Pape south and west to University at King or Queen) and a ... read more

Toronto Transit Plans: In The End What We Get Is Up To Us

February 24, 2016 3:50 pm | by David Brake | Comments
With the TTC and Metrolinx unveiling maps earlier in February showing an extensive network criss-crossing the city by 2031, transit supporters could be forgiven for heaving a sigh of relief. An ... read more

Hostility to Crosstown West LRT Voiced at Etobicoke Consultation

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February 23, 2016 6:36 pm | by David Brake | Comments
At the TTC and Metrolinx transit consultation meeting on Feb 20th in Etobicoke, local speakers voiced their opposition to the part of the newly-unveiled overall transit plan that calls for an ... read more

Toronto Unveils 6 and 15 Year TTC and GO RER/SmartTrack Plans

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February 16, 2016 8:17 pm | by David Brake | Comments
This story has been UPDATED and clarified following a public consultation held on February 21, 2016. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... read more

Public Consultations for Major GTHA Transit Projects Announced

February 5, 2016 3:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
GO RER, SmartTrack, Scarborough Subway Extension, the Relief Line, fare integration, and more... The list of transit projects in the works—or undergoing study—for our region is long. With such a ... read more

City Releases SmartTrack Ridership Projections

SmartTrack and Regional Express Rail, image by the City of Toronto
January 19, 2016 5:30 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Ridership projections released today by the City and the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute suggest one of Mayor John Tory's key platform planks, SmartTrack, could have a ... read more

TTC Calls Public Meeting Regarding Donlands Station Second Exit

Donlands Station Second Exit, TTC,
November 30, 2015 5:20 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The TTC has announced a public meeting that will bring to light new information—and invite public input—regarding the planned second exit at Donlands Station in Toronto's east end. With ridership ... read more

BILD Taking City to OMB Over Scarborough Subway

Scarborough RT, TTC, City of Toronto, image by Bryan Bonnici
November 27, 2015 5:34 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
The controversial Scarborough subway transit file is about to get a lot messier. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is taking the City of Toronto to the Ontario ... read more

TTC Brings Bicycle Repair Facilities to Subway Stations

TTC Bicycle Repair Program, Toronto
September 29, 2015 12:28 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Speaking this morning at Davisville Station, TTC Chair Josh Colle announced a pilot project that will install bicycle repair facilities at 10 subway stations across Toronto. The $20,000 initiative ... read more

TTC Set to Expand Blue Night Network in September

Blue Night Network Expansion, TTC
August 18, 2015 2:05 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The TTC's Blue Night bus and streetcar network, which operates nightly between 2 and 5 AM, is set to undergo a significant expansion, with several new or expanded routes entering into service in ... read more