GUELPH POLITICAST #184 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

It’s the dog days of August, summer is winding down, and everyone’s got back to school thoughts, including, it seems, the people who run our area transit systems. Guelph Transit just announced some “minor tweaks”, Metrolinx just announced more GO Trains, and the City of Guelph is planning for transit’s future. Yup, it’s time for another Transit Pass.

As you may know, the Transit Pass is our quarterly discussion about all things transit with the members of the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph, or TAAG. For this quarter, we’re joined again by TAAG Chair Steve Petric and Board of Directors member John Marchese to talk about the latest transit news, the new initiatives of TAAG, and how we all might work together to improve transit service, and access to transit, in Guelph.

Along with the schedule changes, one thing that the City of Guelph is doing right now is developing an update to the Transportation Master Plan. If getting around town is important to you, whether it’s by car, bus, bike, or your own two feet, TAAG wants you to know that your feedback matters, and you should be giving it to the City right now.

Also, on this edition of the Transit Pass, we consider whether the people taking the bus are part of the problem. Do we, as transit riders, have a role in making the ride more open and comfortable to everyone? How’s our bus etiquette? And finally, Petric and Marchese will talk about TAAG itself, what they’re working on, and what’s coming up for TAAG in the fall.

So let’s talk again about transit issues with TAAG on this quarter’s edition of the Transit Pass, which is this week’s edition of the Guelph Politicast!

You can learn more about the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph, or TAAG, at their website. TAAG will return again for another Transit Pass before the end of the year, and in the meantime, you contribute to the City of Guelph Transportation Master Plan update now  by clicking here.

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