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Commuter transit service remains frustrating issue

When she was a York University student, Victoria Cooling coped with the idiosyncrasies of public transit only so long. “While in school, I used to commute from Richmond Hill to York University,” she said. “That required three busses and if the connections were not aligned, I’d automatically be late for school. Public transit is not reliable, especially in areas that are high traffic or require frequent stops.”

UTSC students protest Scarborough-Malvern LRT’s demise

Students hoped it would slash commute times. But instead it’s the proposed Scarborough-Malvern Light Rail Transit (LRT) line that’s been cut. On Sept. 27, UTSC students frustrated after the LRT’s cancellation protested what they said is the lack of effective transit to their school.

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LRT: What you need to know

Though some construction has already begun on the Eglinton-Scarborough crosstown line, the discussion on keeping the line above or under ground continues.

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Sheppard Avenue transit options argued at all-day council

The chair of a panel exploring options for improved transit service along Sheppard Avenue East has refuted the mayor’s argument in favour of subways. Councillors are due to choose between the subway option or the light rail transit (LRT) option, later today.

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Cyclists campaign for user-friendly LRT

When he was a boy, Anthony Humphreys rode his bicycle everywhere – from Maurice Cody School, near Bayview and Davisville avenues, to the shore of Lake Ontario and even to the downtown core. Today, Humphreys, 42, still cycles up to 20 hours a week. His 22-year-old black Norco bush pilot takes him to grocery stores, bike trails and occasionally to work. Given the choice, however, particularly where the city plans light rapid transit lines, Humphreys would appreciate some protection for cyclists.

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Scarborough caught up in political transit battle

Scarborough has turned into a battlefield for Toronto politics. “This was a win for Scarborough,” said Councillor Raymond Cho after the recent political showdown in City Hall revived Transit City and handed Mayor Rob Ford the biggest defeat of his term. However, the mayor shot back by defiantly insisting that the vote was devoid of any true meaning as it would have only expressed the opinion of a few councillors out of touch with the their constituents.