Here’s how your fellow commuters ride the TTC without paying

Hopping over fare gates, walking away from inspectors, and even using well-trained dogs — it turns out there’s no shortage of ways TTC riders avoid paying fares. A report released Thursday by Toronto Auditor [Read entire story]

Metrolinx proposes GO Transit station near Woodbine Racetrack

It looks like GO Transit could be off to the races. Metrolinx, the provincial transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, is recommending moving ahead with plans for a new GO rail station next to [Read entire story]

Why do hit-and-run drivers flee? For some, it’s panic. Others, a lack of remorse, experts say

Fred Ansaldo never saw the driver who hit him coming. He was riding a Bikeshare bicycle on Front St. W. a few days before Christmas in 2016 when he suddenly felt something strike his back wheel. The impact launched him [Read entire story]

Ontario appoints special adviser for plan to take over Toronto’s subway

The Progressive Conservative provincial government is moving ahead with its controversial plan to take over Toronto’s subway system. In a statement released Friday, Transportation Minister John Yakabuski announced [Read entire story]

Presto to cost TTC millions more than current fare system

Despite previous assurances that it wouldn’t result in additional costs, a new report says the TTC will spend millions of dollars more on fare collection each year by using the Presto smartcard instead of tickets, [Read entire story]

King St. business owner appeals for shutdown of streetcar pilot project

A group of King St. business owners is ramping up its fight against the pilot project aimed at improving transit service on the downtown street.Al Carbone, owner of the Kit Kat Italian Bar & Grill, held a press [Read entire story]

Despite low ridership, new transportation minister says studying GO train service for her riding is a priority

Ontario’s new transportation minister has said she will make it a priority to look into bringing GO train service to her home riding, despite the fact ridership on the existing GO bus line there is the lowest in [Read entire story]

Union Station renovation delayed again, will cost $23M more

The troubled revitalization of Union Station has hit another setback, with the city now projecting its completion will be delayed by up to a year and will cost an additional $22.8 million. The renovation project was [Read entire story]

UPS to test cargo bikes for deliveries in Toronto to help with ‘traffic nightmares’

A new type of vehicle is about to roll out on Toronto’s streets.UPS announced Monday the U.S.-based shipping giant is a launching a pilot project of using cargo bikes for package deliveries.At a press conference [Read entire story]

Metrolinx to review Presto privacy policy

Metrolinx has launched a formal review of its privacy policies after the Star revealed the transit agency has been sharing Presto fare card users’ trip information with the police. “Trust me, we are taking [Read entire story]

TTC makes it harder for drivers to enter the Queens Quay streetcar tunnel

Drivers who end up stuck in the streetcar tunnel at Queens Quay can’t say they weren’t warned. Over the weekend the TTC installed a number of additional deterrents aimed at preventing drivers from getting [Read entire story]

Metrolinx approves Vaughan GO station that will put more cars on the road

Metrolinx has approved a $100-million GO Transit station in Vaughan despite a government analysis that determined the stop would have negative economic and environmental impacts, and would induce people to abandon [Read entire story]

Bus and streetcar safety plan is saving lives, TTC says

The TTC says a safety plan it implemented two years ago after a rash of fatal bus and streetcar crashes has successfully reduced the number of deadly collisions involving its vehicles. According to a report on the [Read entire story]

Bob Kinnear resigns as head of the TTC union

The embattled president of the TTC’s largest union has resigned, following a dramatic struggle over the group’s affiliation with its U.S.-based parent organization.In an emailed statement Friday afternoon, [Read entire story]

Employee substance abuse problems putting public at risk, TTC warns

The TTC’s workforce has a substance abuse problem that could put passengers and the public at serious risk if it’s not immediately addressed, according to a court document filed by the transit agency.But a [Read entire story]

Two sides in TTC union fight agree to mediation after Bob Kinnear tries to get rival sent to jail

A bitter dispute over the leadership of the TTC’s largest union has been de-escalated, at least temporarily, with the two sides agreeing to enter into mediation. Lawyers for the president of Amalgamated Transit [Read entire story]

Toronto woman shocked by $4,000 Presto receipt

Metrolinx is blaming a “printing error” after a customer complained that a Presto machine appeared to try to charge her $4,000 for a $40 transaction. Last Thursday, J.F. Garrard tried to put money on her [Read entire story]

TTC’s newest subway extension taking shape

Toronto’s first new subway project in more than a decade is almost complete. At a media tour of the new Downsview Park station on Monday, TTC CEO Andy Byford emphasized that the Toronto York Spadina Subway [Read entire story]

New transportation boss says car is no longer king

Toronto has a new ruler of the roads. Barbara Gray started her job as Toronto’s new general manager of transportation on Thursday, and is the first woman to ever hold the post. In her new role, Gray will lead a [Read entire story]

TTC approves 10 cent fare increase

The TTC board has approved a 10 cent fare increase for next year, but has voted in principle to freeze the cost of riding public transit in 2018.At a special meeting of the board on Monday to consider the transit [Read entire story]

Mayor John Tory unveils plan to ease congestion at 10 traffic hot spots

Mayor John Tory is trumpeting efforts to fight gridlock at the city’s worst intersections by using measures he says are simple but effective, including retiming traffic signals, adding advance green lights, and [Read entire story]