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Toronto police arrest 62 people in fake transit pass scheme

Toronto - Sixty-two people face a total of almost 200 charges for either selling or using false Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) transit passes and TTC riders are warned only to purchase Metropasses from the TTC or authorized sellers.

Massive flooding leaves 300,000 without power in Toronto Special

Toronto - The Greater Toronto Area was pounded with record rainfall today, resulting in power outages as well as road and transit closures.

Should the Toronto Transit Commission charge extra for strollers?

Toronto - Should the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) charge extra for each stroller? That's the debate that is going on in Toronto on Tuesday after a transit rider complained about safety issues and proposed charging an additional fare.

Five Toronto transit employees charged in phony ticket scam

Toronto - The five enforcement officers with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) face obstruction of justice and fabricate evidence charges for allegedly writing phony tickets to homeless people. The five were fired along with three other enforcement officers.

Toronto Mayor not 'tearing down Gardiner', guarantees subways Special

Toronto - Speaking to reporters on Monday in the city's east-end, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford confirmed that he will not be tearing down the Gardiner Expressway and that the city will be getting subways no matter what.

Toronto teen slashed with machete after refusing to give up phone

Toronto - The 17-year-old was rushed to hospital in critical condition after he was repeatedly attacked with a machete after he refused to give a man his cellphone.

Survey: Toronto transit riders give TTC a score of 76 out of 100

Toronto - A lot of transit riders like to complain about the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), such as its operators, the service and fare hikes. But a new survey suggests that TTC patrons are generally pleased with the city's public transit agency.

Toronto subway operator investigated for texting while driving

Toronto - The incident came to the attention of the Toronto Transit Commission the way most such incidents do these days. A video was taken of the operator driving and then posted on YouTube.

Toronto Mayor: LRTs 'to make the eHealth scandal look minuscule' Special

Toronto - Has Toronto Mayor Rob Ford returned to his days as the fiery Etobicoke City Councillor? During the second day of debates over the Sheppard Avenue extension, Ford shouted that Toronto wants subways – council voted 24-19 in favour of LRTs on Sheppard.

Poll: Most Torontonians want province to take over transit

Toronto - With Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at odds with his colleagues at city hall, a new poll suggests that the best way to resolve the transit issue in the city is to have the provincial government take control over Toronto transit.

TTC General Manager Gary Webster ousted 5-4 by commissioners Special

Toronto - After a special closed door meeting at city hall Tuesday, the Toronto Transit Commission board voted 5-4 in favour of firing general manager Gary Webster, who has worked for the TTC for more than three decades.

Petitions launched to save future Toronto subways, Gary Webster

Toronto - The debate over the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) hasn't been as intense as it has been in the month of February. After numerous reports and meetings over transit, two petitions have been launched: one to save subways, the other to save Gary Webster.

Subways or LRT? Toronto council approves TTC Chair's motion Special

Toronto - Following Toronto Transit Commission Chair Karen Stintz's petition request, city councillors held a special city council meeting Wednesday to discuss the future of transit. Will the city focus on subways or the LRT?

Eglinton LRT named most expensive Canadian infrastructure project

Toronto - Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Line is now the most expensive infrastructure project in Canada, according to a list that was compiled by a national magazine. Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's decision to move it underground was the major factor.

Will Toronto transit riders accept a 15-cent fare hike next year? Special

Toronto - The 2012 City of Toronto capital and operating draft budget includes a proposed 10-cent Toronto Transit Commission fare hike. But some are now proposing adding a nickel to that possible 10 cents. Will Toronto transit riders accept this?

Raucous TTC riders air grievances at Toronto town hall meeting Special

Toronto - In a packed council chamber at Toronto city hall Thursday evening, more than two dozen transit riders aired their grievances and offered suggestions to Toronto Transit Commission staff at the first-ever town hall meeting.

Toronto Transit Commission unveils new LRVs to the public Special

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission unveiled its new light rail vehicle (LRV) to the general public and the media this week. The TTC provided a mock-up a display, and transit riders had a glimpse of what it looks like and to learn its technical aspects.

Officials introduce several changes to Toronto Transit Commission Special

Toronto - Toronto Transit Commission Chair Karen Stintz, accompanied by transit officials, spoke to reporters Thursday morning at the Bathurst Station bus terminal to introduce the latest customer service initiatives by the TTC.

Toronto Transit Commission seeks public help in new station names

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is seeking help from its riders. As the Spadina subway extension line is being constructed, officials are looking at names for the new stations. It launched a survey and is asking for your participation.

Toronto transit on track for 10-cent token hike, workforce cuts

Toronto - A local news outlet has learned that the Toronto Transit Commission is proposing a 10-cent token fare hike, cuts to its workforce, service cutbacks to routes and many other decisions to offset its budget cuts and deficits.

Anti-Rob Ford graffiti puts new Toronto Red Rocket out of service

Toronto - The new Toronto Transit Commission Red Rocket trains are making their way through the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line, but due to graffiti directed towards Mayor Rob Ford, they were put out of service briefly.

Part of Yonge subway line shut down in Toronto, creates delays Special

Toronto - Once again, the Toronto Transit Commission shut down a part of the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line over the weekend for track maintenance. Shuttle buses were ordered, but that didn't stop delays from occurring.

Toronto Transit Commission in hot water over $28k subway ads

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission's Rocket subway trains have officially launched – if you ride the TTC you question it, though – but the commission is in hot water over spending $28,000 on ads promoting the new trains.

Toronto Transit Commission, officials launch Rocket Subway Train Special

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission has finally launched the new Toronto Rocket subway trains along the busy Yonge-University-Spadina Subway line. The launch and cutting ribbon ceremony took place at Downsview Subway Station.

Toronto Transit union head denies urination allegation report

Toronto - A local media outlet reported this week that a Toronto Transit Commission operator had allegedly urinated on a public wall. But Bob Kinnear, head of the TTC union, called the story a "fabrication" and demanded an apology from the publication.

Officials welcome opening of Toronto's Eglinton LRT office Special

Toronto - Several city and provincial officials gathered in uptown Toronto to welcome the opening of the new Eglinton LRT community office. City councillors and provincial officials answered questions from neighourhood residents and reporters.

Is a Toronto transit fare hike on track to come next year?

Toronto - With the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) facing an estimated $39 million operating budget shortfall for 2012, there is talk of another across the board fare hike. Is it likely to happen? One former TTC official believes so.

A preview of the new Toronto Transit Commission subway trains Special

Toronto - The Toronto Transit Commission has officially unveiled its new subway cars. Starting next month, the new Toronto Rockets will start making its way onto the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line.

Part of Toronto's Yonge subway line shutdown for weekend again Special

Toronto - Tens of thousands of Toronto transit riders will have to take a Yonge Street shuttle bus if they want to get anywhere south of Bloor Street. A part of the Toronto Transit Commission’s Yonge subway line will be shut down for the weekend.

Report: Toronto Transit Commission complaints soar to nearly 700

Toronto - Newly accessed documents from last year show that the number of complaints over distracted Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) drivers spiked to nearly 700. This news comes as operators are facing scrutiny over cellphone use.
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Toronto Transit Commission s light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
Toronto Transit Commission's light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
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Toronto Transit Commission s light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
Toronto Transit Commission's light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
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Toronto Transit Commision s new light rail vehicle (LRV) at Hillcrest Facility public display
Toronto Transit Commision's new light rail vehicle (LRV) at Hillcrest Facility public display
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TTC General Manager Gary Webster
TTC General Manager Gary Webster
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TTC Chair Karen Stintz
TTC Chair Karen Stintz
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Delay along the Yonge-University subway line in Toronto.
Delay along the Yonge-University subway line in Toronto.
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Delay along the Yonge-University subway line in Toronto.
Delay along the Yonge-University subway line in Toronto.
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Toronto Transit Commission s light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
Toronto Transit Commission's light rail vehicle (LRV) public display at the TTC Hillcrest Facility.
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TTC Chief Customer Service Officer Chris Upfold and TTC Chair Karen Stintz.
TTC Chief Customer Service Officer Chris Upfold and TTC Chair Karen Stintz.
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TTC riders packing a subway shuttle bus at Yonge and Bloor Streets
TTC riders packing a subway shuttle bus at Yonge and Bloor Streets
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TTC riders packing in a Yonge Subway Shuttle bus at Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue.
TTC riders packing in a Yonge Subway Shuttle bus at Yonge Street and Davisville Avenue.
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TTC Spokesperson Brad Ross
TTC Spokesperson Brad Ross
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A new TTC street car in service at Spadina subway station.
A new TTC street car in service at Spadina subway station.
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TTC General Manager Gary Webster
TTC General Manager Gary Webster
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