Toronto is a city passionate about transit (or, at least, transit-related discussions, which get heated at the best of times). Torontonians and those in outlying areas of the GTA are nothing if not vocal about transit development, infrastructure choices and service investments. Improvements, expansion and funding are always hot-button topics.
Here are 10 voices on Twitter who are up on the latest transit talk and have a lot to say about the current – and future – state of public transit in the City of Toronto.
- @TTCChair: you may have seen her on Undercover Boss Canada, working hard to improve service and operations on The Better Way. This is the account to follow for TTC-related tweets by Chair @KarenStintz.
- @SwanBoatSteve: a self-professed “railfan,” Steve Munro blogs and tweets mainly about transit and politics in the City of Toronto and GTA. Read his thoughts on stevemunro.ca.
- @TessKalinowski: the Toronto Star’s transportation reporter, Tess describes herself as “a hardened highway and transit commuter.” Her frequent Twitter updates will help keep you in the transit loop.
- @jen_keesmaat: a former urban design consultant who’s currently the City of Toronto’s chief planner, Jennifer has marked transportation and transit planning as key items on her agenda.
- @moore_oliver: Oliver writes about urban transportation for Globe and Mail, offering Twitter play-by-plays of transit discussions and related politics.
- @MitzieHunter: Mitzie is the CEO of CivicAction, a non-partisan organization dedicated to tackling the GTA’s toughest social, economic and environmental challenges. She’s the person to follow for updates on initiatives like your32.com and other regional transportation issues.
- @nataliealcoba: as the City Hall reporter for National Post, you’ll see quite a variety of tweets coming from Natalie. But when transit is on the agenda, she’s definitely one to follow.
- @JohnLorinc: senior editor of urban issues magazine Spacing, John often writes about Toronto transit and its colourful politics.
- @reporterdonpeat: Toronto Sun City Hall bureau chief Don Peat keeps us up-to-date on transit (and other) happenings at City Hall, with frequent Twitter updates and quote captures.
- @shawnmicallef: Spacing senior editor, author and public speaker Shawn Micallef has long been one of Toronto’s grassroots observers and commentators on various civic issues, including transportation.