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Questions remain on Greater Toronto transit fare integration between TTC and Metrolinx - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
MPP Arthur Potts (Beaches-East York), left, Ontario minister of transportation Steven Del Duca, TTC CEO Andy Byford, Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig and TTC chair Josh Colle participate in a media conference in January on a fare integration program.

Could the private sector ease Toronto's transit woes?

The Globe and Mail - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
The Toronto Transit Commission has long avoided private operation and Mr. Tory is well aware the idea will be controversial.

Toronto Transit Commission logged record ridership in 2015

Progressive Rail Roading - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) logged a ridership of 537 million passenger trips in 2015, an all-time record. The figure surpassed the previous year's record total of 534.8 million, agency officials announced Tuesday.
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Bombardier Inc CEO says he'll do 'whatever is required' to fix Toronto streetcar contract

Financial Post - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Bombardier Inc.'s CEO says he's “not pleased” with the escalating delivery delays of Toronto's new streetcars and he'll do “whatever is required” to turn the contract around.

TTC board member quits to take on provincial role

Toronto Star - ‎9 hours ago‎
A citizen member of the TTC board has abruptly resigned. Maureen Adamson sent board chair Josh Colle her resignation by email Monday, the Star has learned, after taking a job as Ontario's deputy minister of tourism, culture, and sport.

Tough road ahead to begin random drug testing for Toronto transit workers: expert

MetroNews Canada - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
The TTC currently tests for drugs and alcohol after an incident occurs, after an employee returns from a treatment program or if they have a reason to believe someone is under the influence, Ross said.

TTC should drop random drug testing plan: Editorial

Toronto Star - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Yet, even so, the TTC still seems bent on subjecting thousands of people to random dug and alcohol testing. CEO Andy Byford sent a letter to employees this past week notifying them that funding had been approved last month and that a screening program ...

Bombardier CEO says $1.2B TTC streetcar debacle is 'disappointing' - ‎May 2, 2016‎
MIRABEL, Que.—Bombardier's CEO says the company will do whatever is required to deliver a long-delayed streetcar order to Toronto's public transit system. Alain Bellemare conceded the railway division's performance has been below expectation but says ...

TO in TRANSIT: “Idiot” motorist apologizes to 504 King streetcar passengers for “lapse in judgement” - ‎11 hours ago‎
Installation of the smart-fare technology is well underway with Presto set to be available throughout the TTC network by the end of 2016.
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Chosen RendezVous group could add aquarium to LeBreton development

Ottawa Citizen - ‎8 hours ago‎
Ripley's already operates three successful aquariums in North America, including one in Toronto. DCDLS has ... Poulin said the National Capital Commission selected the RendezVous bid last week “on the merit of their proposal and as such, (it) should be ...
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John Paul Ostamas pleads guilty to killing 3 homeless men - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ostamas found his first victim, Miles Monias, sleeping in a Winnipeg Transit bus shelter the morning of April 10. ... Ostamas approached Bushie at about 8:27 p.m.

Finance committee approves tweaked LRT design

MetroNews Canada - ‎11 hours ago‎
First, the city disagreed with the National Capital Commission on a western light rail transit plan. Then, a church congregation railed against their agreed-upon route.
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Is gridlock the real Expo 86 legacy for Metro Vancouver? - ‎May 2, 2016‎
In 1991, the Toronto Transit Commission was generating 69 percent of its operating expenses through the farebox, compared to just 49 percent for B.C.

The Drilldown: Hydro-Québec says it can handle increase in electric cars (subscription) - ‎10 hours ago‎
Hydro-Québec wants to multiply by ten the number of electric cars on the road in Quebec by 2020, putting pressure on the province's grid.
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Miami-Dade Commission Says Yes To Uber & Lyft

CBS Local - ‎4 hours ago‎
MIAMI (CBSMiami) - After a three-year battle, Uber and Lyft can now drive up and down and around Miami-Dade after commissioners finally approved ridesharing in the county.

$260M bailout approved for Transbay Transit Center

San Francisco Examiner - ‎7 hours ago‎
A Metropolitan Transportation Commission review of the project in September identified numerous failures that had led to the soaring costs.

Off the Rails doc rides into Toronto

Toronto Sun - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Irving being born in Toronto is not the film's only connection to the city: some of the reenactments in the film were shot inside the TTC's Lower Bay Station, a shuttered subway station regularly used as a film set. “There were all these moments in ...
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Gov'ts keep in touch: Wynne

The Chronicle Journal - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Wynne also addressed Bombardier missing delivery timelines for new streetcars to the Toronto Transit Commission. She said it was disappointing the timelines weren't met, but added that the company is important to Thunder Bay, the province and Canada.