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Unifor local president Brian Kelly: ONTC future remains unclear
CBC News
The head of the union representing workers with the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission says a meeting with the minister in charge shed no light on a vision for the future of the crown corporation. Unifor local 103 president Brian Kelly called his discussion with Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle "open and frank," but also said Gravelle was non-committal about any ideas moving forward.
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Growing tourism in Ontario: TIAO hosts the 2014 Ontario Tourism Summit
Canada Newswire
The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO) is honoured to host the tenth annual Ontario Tourism Summit and Ontario Tourism Awards of Excellence. As the premier forum for Ontario's vast tourism industry, the Ontario Tourism Summit gives business owners, destination marketers and regional tourism organizations the opportunity to learn the latest trends, network with colleagues, and share new ideas and best practices.
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Official opening of Mississauga Transitway: Phase 1
City of Mississauga
The first four stations of the Mississauga Transitway were officially opened by all three levels of government at a ceremony at the new Dixie Station. This dedicated corridor is the first of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area and will make east-west travel across the city more efficient.
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MTO, transportation minister provide assurances parkway will be safe
Windsor Star
As construction of the $1.4 billion Herb Gray Parkway hits the home stretch, Ontario's transportation minister Steven Del Duca provided reassurance the government has kept a better watch of late on the quality of construction and materials. The project was briefly halted last year after it was determined 320 massive concrete girders — used as bridge and tunnel supports — had to be removed due to poor workmanship and safety concerns.
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Prison bus offers lifeline for inmates and families to stay connected
Toronto Star
Father-daughter duo Derek and Jessica Reid run an organization dedicated to helping families stay connected when a parent is incarcerated. Their bus takes families from the GTA to prisons hundreds of kilometres away every weekend.
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Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario: HOT lanes can ease Ontario traffic congestion
Daily Commercial News
As the 2015 Pan Am Games inch closer, the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) is again suggesting the province move forward and test drive the idea of High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes as a way to ease congestion. RCCAO Executive Director Andy Manahan reiterated the alliance's views on HOT lanes after Ed Clark, the chair of the Advisory Council on Government Assets, recently suggested ways the province could improve managing its assets and invest in transit and transportation infrastructure.
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Smart-bus technology tender issued by City of Windsor
CBC News
The City of Windsor has issued a tender for a "smart-bus technology" systems. Also known as an intelligent transit system, it would use a global positioning system to track buses and provide riders with an app that would check the status of their bus from their smartphone or online from a desktop computer.
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Jim Marchbank named Ontario Tourism marketing chair
Northern Life
The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership has named Sudbury resident Jim Marchbank the new chair of its board of directors. Ontario's Lieutenant Governor confirmed the three-year appointment, ending in September 2017.
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Tour operators look to TripAdvisor for user reviews, warts and all
Skift
Even with the looming specter of negative reviews, sites such as TripAdvisor and its competitors have tour operators looking for a platform to show off their reviews in a holistic way, which they say doesn't exist yet. Tour operators like Trafalgar and Globus argue their products have numerous dimensions which make reviewing them on a platform like TripAdvisor nearly impossible.
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8 ways to improve social media engagement
Hotel News Now
Destination marketing organizations (DMOs) are ahead of the curve when it comes to social media use, according to PhoCusWright research. Compared with online sellers, suppliers, travel agencies and travel packagers, DMOs were found to be most active across social media platforms such as Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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Transit Windsor retiring old buses
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Transit Windsor is set to retire six buses dating back to as late as 1986. Five of the six buses are high floor buses, and replacement parts for that style of bus have become more difficult to secure, they say. Transit maintenance employees have begun salvaging parts from these buses for use on the existing high floor fleet. Once the salvageable parts have been removed, the buses will be sold for scrap metal.
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From campaign to content: The evolution of hotel marketing
Skift
Many hoteliers find that their usual approach to advertising is becoming less effective. And if you're feeling this way, let me tell you: you're not crazy. According to a 2012 study by comScore, average ad effectiveness increases with age.
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TTC union vows to make next federal election the 'transit election'
CBC News
Whether the candidates choose to talk about it or not, the next federal election will focus on Toronto's transit problems, according to TTC union boss Bob Kinnear. "The transit election," as he calls it, will be an effort to get better funding for the TTC.

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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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Intercity bus company slashes service across Quebec
Montreal Gazette
The Quebec Transport Commission has approved deep cuts to intercity bus service to small towns across Quebec. Orléans Express, the bus company that provides the only form of public transportation to many regions of the province, has been complaining for years that it can no longer maintain unprofitable routes.

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3 ways to win the group customer online
Hotel News Now
The group customer is the next battleground in online distribution. To win this war, generate loyalty and drive brand preference, hoteliers must follow these three steps.
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