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August 16, 2018

Did Ambition Hurt SmartTrack

A group of colleagues and I set up the Transit Alliance back in 2011 to educate the public on the need for dedicated transit funding and […]
February 13, 2018

Toronto approves 2018 budget, with extra funding for transit

City Council approved the Toronto 2018 budget Monday, with a special interest in transit. Included in the $11-billion operating budget budget is over $50 million for […]
January 25, 2018

TTC looking to innovate, grow ridership past 2014 levels

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) board will meet on Thursday to discuss ridership — how to move customers more reliably, make public transit seamless, and innovate […]
January 10, 2018

‘Everyone is King’ aims to appease Toronto business

Businesses along King Street in Toronto are not happy. They have reported a decrease in sales since the pilot study began back in November, and have […]
January 2, 2018

MERX

Here are this week’s opportunities: Energy Services Acquisition Program-Building Conversion Project (ESAP-BCP) RP1 Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions East Roof Replacement – NDMC (EP916-182042/A) Public Services and […]
December 27, 2017

Toronto: Metrolinx reaches new contract with Bombardier for Crosstown

Over the holidays, Metrolinx negotiated new contract terms with Bombardier, the transit agency responsible for producing light rail vehicles for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit […]
December 18, 2017

Toronto deputy manager John Livey retires

Toronto deputy manager John Livey will be retiring from public service on April 4, 2018. Livey was responsible for corporate oversight and administrative governance. He has […]
December 13, 2017

King St. data shows success after first month

The first month of the King Street Pilot program was a success — the transit corridor has seen improved service during rush hours and drivers were […]
November 21, 2017

Andy Byford resigns to take position with New York City Transit

The Transit Alliance would like to congratulate Andy Byford on his new position with the New York City Transit. New York is lucky to have acquired […]
November 16, 2017

John Tory and TTC chair support time-based fares

When I was a student at the University of Ottawa, I didn’t have the means to print train tickets when I wanted to go home. This […]
November 14, 2017

Give King St. pilot time to work before bashing it

At Monday’s Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) board meeting, many city councillors were trying to press staff for information about the King St. Pilot Study. As of […]
November 9, 2017

King St. pilot to begin Nov. 12

As of Friday, Nov. 10, street parking will no longer be allowed between Jarvis and Bathurst along King Street. This is part of the King St […]
October 25, 2017

Visit new TTC stations this weekend for private tours

On Saturday, residents in Toronto and York Region will be able to tour three of the new stations on the Line 1 extension. From 1-5 p.m. […]
October 23, 2017

Toronto to get a high-tech waterfront neighbourhood

Toronto has grown so much over the last 10 years. All it takes is a quick scan of the city skyline to see the massive influx […]
October 17, 2017

Pearson International moving forward with mobility hub

Toronto Pearson International wants you to take public transit to the airport — and they want to make it really easy. Three representatives from the Greater […]
October 13, 2017

Toronto holds SmartTrack public consultations on station design

Three public consultation for SmartTrack were held this week. The city, as well as representatives from the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) and Metrolinx, was on hand […]
October 12, 2017
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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 […]
September 28, 2017

Uber says “au revoir” to Quebec’s new regulations

There is a reason #Uber is trending. The popular ride-hailing company has made the news twice this week, with both issues spreading negative light on the […]
September 27, 2017

Rail Deck Park to add attractive green space to the downtown core

It’s was almost a year ago the City of Toronto announced their intention to create the Rail Deck Park. Movement is now underway in addressing the proper […]
September 27, 2017

Howard Eng Member’s Dinner

The Transit Alliance held a private member’s dinner with Mr. Howard Eng, CEO of the Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA). The dinner provided an opportunity for […]
September 22, 2017

Lower Don River Trail launches with art installation series

Living in the north end of Toronto has its perks — one being the immediate access to one end of the East Don River Trail. On […]

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