Commuter paper cuts transit column
Transit columnist Ed Drass will no longer be writing In Transit for Metro, the popular commuter tabloid that has been carrying the column for about seven years.
After 575 columns, Drass says the paper wants the space on Mondays for city issues and lifestyles, topics he hasn't got the time or inclination to pursue.
Since he began writing the column in June 2003, Drass has been a voice for customer convenience and common sense in the delivery of Toronto-area transit.
He used to write two columns a week but was cut back to one at a shorter length in the last couple of years.
Drass says he's offered to write an occasional transit piece for the paper but no word yet on whether that will happen.
"I doubt I can stay out of print too long, especially with the city election coming up. We shall see," he told The Toronto Star on Monday.
You'll still be able to catch Ed's tweets at twitter.com/eddrass