Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019

Although the Provincial government doesn’t much care for carbon taxes, they’re still sharing the wealth when it comes to revenue from the gas tax, and Guelph Transit will again be a beneficiary of the program to the tune of $3 million. Continue reading “Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019”

Wroute Expands Through the Region, and All the Way to Burlington

After a successful start in September running rides every half-hour from Guelph to Kitchener, the new passenger service Wroute is already expanding to several new stops including the University of Guelph, the Waterloo Region Airport, and locations in Burlington.  Continue reading “Wroute Expands Through the Region, and All the Way to Burlington”

Minister of Transportation Announces 25 Per Cent More GO Trains – 2 of Them!

Anyone hoping for an early Christmas present in the form of two-way, all-day GO Train service between Kitchener and Union Station will have to settle for one extra trip per day in the New Year. Continue reading “Minister of Transportation Announces 25 Per Cent More GO Trains – 2 of Them!”

Highway 7 Pause Adds to Region Transportation Woes

Even as work is proceeding on the expansion of Highway 7 locally, the provincial government is now putting a pause on the project, and now the expansion is in completion limbo “beyond 2021.” Continue reading “Highway 7 Pause Adds to Region Transportation Woes”

TAAG Says You’re It For Making Better Transit in Guelph

The Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) had their first community meeting on Wednesday night, and they’re aiming to take their goal of frequent, affordable, and accessible transit to the people in order to build a better bus system. Continue reading “TAAG Says You’re It For Making Better Transit in Guelph”

Transit Riders: the City and a New Advocacy Group Want Feedback!

Undoubtedly, there are issues with Guelph Transit. You’ve got yours, you’ve probably talked about them on social media and to friends, but now, two different groups in the city are ready to listen. Continue reading “Transit Riders: the City and a New Advocacy Group Want Feedback!”

Only Some Minor Changes Coming to Transit Next Month

With September coming, it’s that incredible time of year when it seems like everything gets back to normal. “Normal” is relative in the case of Guelph Transit though, because September is usually the time for some schedule or route changes, and this September is no exception. Continue reading “Only Some Minor Changes Coming to Transit Next Month”

UPDATE: City & Union Voting on Agreement Tuesday; Buses Could Be Back Friday

For the TL;DR set, both the Guelph City Council and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1189 will be voting Tuesday to ratify the tentative agreement reached late last night. If it’s passed by both parties, City of Guelph buses could be back on the road as early as Friday allowing for at least two days for inspection of the vehicles and for transit services to make sure all routes and positions are properly scheduled. Continue reading “UPDATE: City & Union Voting on Agreement Tuesday; Buses Could Be Back Friday”

MTO Approves That Daily Bus From and To Owen Sound

If you religiously listen to the Guelph Politicast (and why wouldn’t you), then you will recall March’s episode on Regional Transit, which included an interview with Chris Hughes, Manager of Contract Services for the City of Owen Sound. Hughes talked about a proposed daily bus to Guelph from Owen Sound sponsored by some start up money from the Ministry of Transportation Ontario. Follow-up: the MTO has approved it. Continue reading “MTO Approves That Daily Bus From and To Owen Sound”