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November 7, 2017

City council votes to go ahead with fare integration

Tuesday, Toronto City Council voted to approve Metrolinx’s plan to offer a discount to commuters riding a combination of the UPexpress, GO Transit, and the Toronto […]
October 12, 2017
cycling

Toronto Mayor John Tory throws support behind Bloor bike lanes

In May 2016, city council approved a pilot program to install bike lanes on Bloor St. The good news? These lanes may finally become a permanent […]
July 18, 2017
Chester Public Art

TTC commissions art for 7 subway stations

Seven stations are getting a much-needed makeover thanks to a project approved by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) board last week. The project is a part […]
July 13, 2017

Will replacing the OMB cause more problems?

The Ontario government is looking to replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) with something called the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. The OMB is an independent adjudicative […]
July 7, 2017
King st. Toronto

King St. Pilot Study approved by city council

Thursday evening, Toronto city council approved the one-year King St. Pilot Study, with an amendment to allow an exemption for taxis during the hours of 10 […]
June 26, 2017

TTC named best transit agency in North America for 2017

For the first time since 1986, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has been given the honour of being named Outstanding Public Transportation System for 2017. This […]
April 25, 2017

Shared-economy and transit planning

During Transit Alliance’s Green Cities conference, the transit panel — consisting of Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Commissioner; Bruce McCuaig, CEO of Metrolinx; Mary-Margaret McMahon, Toronto city councillor; […]
March 30, 2017

City council votes in favour of Scarborough subway

After an entire day of debate, Toronto City Council voted Tuesday to approve the alignment and procurement model for the Scarborough subway. The 6.2 kilometre subway […]
February 24, 2017

What are our priorities for a sustainable city?

Dr. Dianne Saxe, Ontario Environmental Commissioner, and Mary-Margaret McMahon, Toronto City Councillor, both spoke on a panel about transit during the Transit Alliance’s Green Cities breakfast. Dr. […]
December 14, 2016

Transit Alliance applauds city council

The Transit Alliance was thrilled to hear city council vote in support of the use of tolls dedicated to transit expansion.  Our oganization has spent the […]
December 14, 2016

City council votes to support tolls

“You rarely have to ask permission to do the right thing.” This quote comes from an open letter released Tuesday morning, with the signature of five […]
December 2, 2016

Executive Committee gets toll awakening

Toronto’s city councillors got a rude awakening at Thursday’s lengthy Executive Committee meeting. City staff gave a presentation on revenue tolls, saying that it is necessary […]
November 22, 2016

TTC hikes fares by 10 cents, needs investment from city

Last night, the TTC board approved a 10-cent fare increase for tokens, reducing their shortfall for next year’s budget to about $61 million. As Toronto Transit […]
November 18, 2016

What to expect at next week’s TTC board meeting?

On Monday, the Toronto Transit Commission Board will be hosting a special meeting to discuss the 2017-2026 capital budget. The meeting is at 10 a.m. at Toronto’s […]
November 4, 2016

Hon. Steven Del Duca on the transit renaissance

Toronto is in a transit renaissance, according to the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Steven Del Duca. The city is in the midst of confirming their transit network […]
October 6, 2016

City approves $2.4 million Rail Deck Park study

A $2.4 million study for the Rail Deck Park was approved unanimously by city council Wednesday, despite complaints by the suburbs. The proposal would cover the […]
September 22, 2016

TTC keeps promise of 2.6% budget cuts. Now, it’s our turn

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) budget committee expects the city to increase their subsidy to help pay for some of the $172.6 million budget shortfall the […]
July 14, 2016

Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat

At the Toronto Region Vision Summit, Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat discussed the need for an over-arching ‘motherlode’ transit plan and how to transform the way […]

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