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City of Burlington and its transit workers
reach tentative agreement



Tonight, Tuesday, June 30, the City of Burlington reached a tentative agreement Canadian Union of Public Employees’ (CUPE) Local 2723, representing Burlington Transit workers.

CUPE 2723 will hold a ratification meeting this Sunday, July 5. If the union members fail to ratify the agreement, the union has promised the city 72 hours notice before it calls a strike.

Transit service continues as usual tomorrow, Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1.




Canada Day events affect transit services,
July 1



Canada Day events affect transit services in Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, the East York area of Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, the Maple area of Vaughan, Markham, Milton, the Mississauga City Centre area, Newmarket, the North York area of Toronto, Peterborough, Pickering, the Port Credit area of Mississauga, the Preston area of Cambridge, the Scarborough area of Toronto, central and downtown Toronto and Waterloo this holiday.




Canada Day holiday service, July 1



Some local transit agencies, including the TTC, operate with special holiday schedules, Canada Day, Wednesday, July 1. GO Transit operates with Saturday schedules. Most others operate with Sunday schedules.




In the news: Monday, June 29, 2015



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

Greater Toronto Area
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Streetcars collide on Queens Quay”, here.
  • CP24 report, “TTC streetcars collide near Toronto waterfront”, here.
  • CP24 report, “UP Express hitting ridership targets: Metrolinx”, here.
  • CTV News Toronto report, “Pan Am Games guide: what you need to know to get around”, here.
  • DurhamRegion.com article, “GO bus still rolls through downtown Newcastle”, here.
  • Globe and Mail article, “Tory wants TTC Sunday subway service to start much earlier”, here.
  • Huffington Post Canada post, “Photo Captures Universe’s Eternal Hatred of Toronto Transit Users”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Tory calls on TTC to start subway service earlier on Sunday mornings”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Yonge subway relief will only last about 15 years: Metrolinx”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Milton GO service could get a boost from a ‘missing link’ freight rail route”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Old versus new streetcar collision at Spadina Ave. and Queens Quay”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Some kinks as free transit starts for Pan Am volunteers”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “Urban activist Bill Freeman wants to help Toronto get it right”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory pushes for earlier Sunday subway service”, here.
  • Toronto Sun editorial, “Time to make SmartTrack a reality”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Karygiannis questions bus garage price tag”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “The Way We Were: Transit strikes of Toronto’s past”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Tory hopeful T.O. will avoid Pan Am traffic chaos”, here.
  • Toronto Sun column, “Car still the better way”, here.
  • Treehugger post, “Airports need good transit connections and Toronto just got one”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Road realignment eyed near Markham GO train station”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Newmarket seeks presentation from Metrolinx on rail plans”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Crash between York Region Transit bus and tanker truck closes stretch of Green Lane west of Yonge Street”, here.
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe



YRT revises routes and services,
June 28



Starting today, Sunday, June 29, York Region Transit is making minor changes to its services by decreasing the the frequency of service along some routes for the summer and canceling extra services to and from high schools.

It’s also making three minor routing changes.




GO revises services, June 27



GO Transit is increasing train and bus service along several lines and routes, starting Saturday, June 27.

GO’s also resuming its seasonal weekend train services along the 65 Barrie line, starting Saturday and along the 12 Niagara Falls line, starting Friday, July 3.




Metrolinx construction on King overpass:
TTC detours, June 27 to July 2 *



Metrolinx contractors for the project to upgrade the Georgetown South Rail Corridor are working on or near the overpass that carries the GO Transit tracks over King Street West this weekend and early next week.

The TTC is powering off the overhead streetcar wiring while work proceeds. It’s also detouring streetcars operating along this route:

It’s operating shuttle buses to replace partially replace streetcar service west of Strachan Avenue.

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Part 1--
In the news: Thursday, June 25, 2015



Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.


Continued in Part 2.




Part 2 --
In the news: Thursday, June 25, 2015



Continued from Part 1.


Greater Toronto area media report on public transit issues today.

  • National Post article, “As we sit with six new streetcars, instead of 50, one must wonder why Bombardier’s bottom line is anything the TTC should care about”, here.
  • National Post article, “Pan Am Games set to cripple an already congested region for events in near-empty stadiums”, here.
  • Newstalk 1010 report, “TTC union concerned about PRESTO revenue distribution”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I went and thanked all these smokers for their co-operation before I boarded the bus”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Some further commentary about last night’s 17:20 disaster (5:20 pm LSE)”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Service Guarantee Claims - The system struggles to be ‘up to date’, so you should always call if you are denied”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “It’s true! GO Transit allowing smokers to smoke on platform at Oshawa GO Station”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Will GO Transit wait for a serious injury to happen before policies are enforced?”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “I guess it will take more than a bus driver to make the designated smoking area at Oshawa a success”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Designated smoking area opens up today at Oshawa. Bus driver takes lead to set an example”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Totally done on purpose”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “York Concourse finally getting some ‘fud’”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “And you thought we could have nice things”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Please stand well behind the yellow line. Or, in the case of Whitby, behind the yellow dots”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Meow”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “Gardiner East: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Megacity”, here.
  • Spacing Toronto post, “We were promised Tory the consensus-builder”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Struggles to Handle Bus Demands”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Yonge Relief Network Study: June 2015 Update”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Announces The End for Tokens, Tickets, Transfers”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Infrastructure or Operations? A Big Debate?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Queens Quay West Reopens as a Grand Boulevard”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Subway and Streetcar Plan Updates”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Service Changes Summer 2015 (Updated June 21, 2015)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC (Re-)Announces Ten-Minute Network”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “Joint Metrolinx, City, TTC Consultation on Transit Studies (Updated June 21, 2015)”, here.

Continued in Part 3.




Part 3 --
In the news: Thursday, June 25, 2015



Continued from Part 2.


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

Greater Toronto Area
Elsewhere in the Greater Golden Horseshoe



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