In an open letter to TTC CEO Andy Byford released Thursday morning, Mayor John Tory and TTC Chair Josh Colle asked the transit agency to look into introducing time-based transfers, which would allow transit riders to hop off and on subway, bus, and streetcar lines an unlimited number of times during a specified period without paying again. Tory and Colle are asking for the transit agency to draft a report on the cost and other implications of the program later this month.
A group of advocates is criticizing the TTC for delaying the release of the transit agency’s ridership growth strategy by more than a year. At a press conference at city hall before a meeting of the TTC board on Monday, the TTCriders advocacy group condemned the agency for postponing the plan’s publication until February, which is too late to be considered as part of the 2018 budget process.
The TTC is asking the city to increase its budget next year, despite a direction from council that all departments find ways to hold spending at 2017 levels. According to a report the transit agency released Tuesday, the $37.6-million in additional funding it’s seeking in 2018 would represent a 5.5-per-cent increase compared to its 2017 net operating budget, and would grow the subsidy provided by the city to the TTC and Wheel-Trans to a record $727.1 million.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".