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Could private transit be the better way?
Toronto Star
Scrappy startups are hardly going to replace an institution with a typical weekday ridership of some 1.6 million. But the experience of other big cities suggests that the private sector might yet have a role to play in improving the embattled Toronto Transit Commission.
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Recognizing HOV lane hazards
Automotive Fleet
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) and high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes provide some attractive benefits, such as encouraging car pooling and easing traffic congestion for qualifying users. Because some low-emission/energy-efficient vehicles are exempt from single-occupancy restrictions — and in some cases tolls — these lanes also help spur sales and use of such vehicles. But HOV/HOT lanes can also pose a unique set of safety issues that fleet drivers need to understand so they can take necessary precautions.
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Bill aimed at protecting bus, taxi drivers gets support from city council
CBC News
An effort at the federal level to allow for harsher sentencing for people who abuse bus and taxi drivers has received unanimous support from members of St. John's city council. The bill was introduced by Ontario Senator Bob Runciman in May after what he called "light sentences" for several cases of serious assaults on public transit drivers. It was passed quickly in the Senate.
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How online marketing is changing travel
Travel Pulse
Advertisers no longer interrupt consumers — they complement them. This extends to the travel industry and beyond. The growth of online marketing, personalized marketing and mobile app use has changed the way travel companies do business. While TV ads and billboards are still relevant, online marketing rules these days.
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John Tory will have to talk transit before he can build it
Toronto Star
John Tory has steered his SmartTrack "surface subway" straight into the mayor's office, pulling the Scarborough subway along with it. To voters, it's a signal that Toronto's endless transit talk could finally be giving way to action. In reality, there are likely many more transit debates ahead for the new council.
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Gearing up for Magical Mystery Bus tour
Toronto Sun
We received so many requests last year that we just had to do it again — so here's your confirmation that, yes, the Magical Mystery Bus contest is back by very popular demand. We're going to start early and shop 'til we drop with breakfast, lunch, snacks, goody bags and (bus) door prizes — plus a chance to make the most awesome friends along the way.
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Expert: Ontario gas prices will likely stay low for months
Toronto Sun
You won't be spooked by a spike in gasoline prices anytime soon, an energy expert says. Ontario has been enjoying the lowest gas prices in two years, with the price of crude oil diving as low as $80 a barrel.
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The future of travel marketing according to Starwood
Skift
Phil McAveety, Chief Brand Officer of Starwood, spoke recently at the Skift Global Forum. McAveety's talk "The Future of Marketing in Travel," kicked off the day's activities. McAveety addressed marketing in the broadest sense, paying particular attention to how technology is determining more and more of how people will interact with travel brands before, during, and after a trip.
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Police: 'No imminent threat' to Windsor-Essex following Ottawa shooting
Metro News
Police in Windsor are telling residents to rest easy following the recent shooting in the nation's capital. In a press release, police said they have been "assured that there is no imminent threat to public safety in our region." Windsor is home to the country's busiest border crossing, but Canadian Border Services would not say whether extra security measures had been implemented at the Ambassador Bridge or the Detroit-Windsor tunnel.
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Premier Wynne 'envious' of Shanghai's gridlock-fighting plans
Metro News
Ai Baojun, vice mayor of this bustling city 10 times the size of Toronto, has gridlock challenges that would give incoming mayor John Tory nightmares. "The rapid growing population has led to traffic congestion as well as huge demand of education and other public resources. It has also exerted pressure on the environment," Ai explained to Premier Kathleen Wynne during a 40-minute meeting at Shanghai's city hall. Ai, however, has gridlock solutions that are beyond the wildest transit dreams of Wynne and Tory.
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Becoming guest-centric: Why hotel marketing needs to change
Skift
Is your marketing all about you? About how beautiful are your rooms, how delicious is the restaurant's menu, how soothing are the spa services? All this may be true, but let's be realistic: Your potential guests are hearing the same thing from every hotel.
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MTO prepares for winter snow season
CBC News
Ontario's Ministry of Transportation says its private contractors are better prepared to clear the snow off northern Ontario highways this winter and they'll be more closely monitored to ensure they do.

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Coach Canada to discontinue bus service from Hamilton to Niagara
Hamilton Spectator
Coach Canada will soon end its bus service from Hamilton to Niagara region, citing unfair competition with GO Transit to the area. It will also reduce service to Kitchener and will monitor ridership due to concerns about a similar drop in demand there.

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Are border checks going too far?
Truck News
For a large number of Canadian drivers, crossing the U.S. border is part of the regular driving routine. Recently I was pulled in for a secondary inspection. Do you have any weapons? Do you have any cash over $10,000? Do you have alcohol or tobacco on-board?

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Transportation minister: Date for all-day GO trains unpredictable
The Record
Ontario's Minister of Transportation says he still cannot say when in the next 10 years area residents will see two-way, full-day GO train service between Kitchener and Toronto. "Over the next few months, I anticipate that I'll be in a position to start telling communities, 'here is our expectation around implementation,'" Vaughan MPP Steven Del Duca said in an interview.
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