Transit Summit Bringing Experts and Issues Up for Discussion

As teased earlier this year on the Guelph Politicast, the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) has announced the date and program for their first annual Transit Summit and Town Hall. On November 9, members of the community are invited to hear from well-known transit advocates and organizers, and City of Guelph staff on transit issues.

“This is an opportunity for the community to get involved, meet like-minded people, learn more about how transit works, and help shape the direction of our transit system” said Steven Petric, Chair of the TAAG, in a media release. “By educating and engaging the public on transit, we hope to expand the movement on making transit more frequent, affordable, and accessible for all.”

The summit and town hall will take place on November 9 from noon to 5:30 pm. The venue is St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk St, along the #99 Mainline North route. The venue is accessible, and light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

On the itinerary will be well-known and well-read advocates for better transit including Vincent Puhakka of the advocacy group TTCRiders, the President of Transport Action Canada Terry Johnson, and Spacing and transit writer Sean Marshall.

From the City of Guelph, Manager of Transportation Planning Jennifer Juste, and Supervisor of Transit Planning and Scheduling Andrea Mikkila will talk about the Transportation Master Plan and the implementation of the recommendations from the Transit Service Review.

The final part of the afternoon will be a town hall, in which all of the summit’s guest speakers will participate.

If you’d like to attend the Summit, it’s free, but you do have to register beforehand and you can find out how by visiting the TAAG website here.

TAAG was founded as a broad-based non-profit community organization, which works cooperatively to promote better public transportation. They advocate for a public transportation system that is frequent, accessible and affordable for all. TAAG makes a quarterly appearance on the Guelph Politicast, and you can check out those episodes here.

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