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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 […]

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