Transit Town Hall Notes the Challenges, Celebrates the Opportunity

Several transit users, activists and city councillors took part in the first ever Transit Summit and Town Hall hosted by the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) on Saturday. The message, in a nutshell, was that there was a lot of work to do, and not a lot of time to get it done in. Continue reading “Transit Town Hall Notes the Challenges, Celebrates the Opportunity”

City of Toronto Approves Transit Deal with the Province

Although it was not initially received well by the City of Toronto, the Province’s plan for transit in “the Six” has officially been endorsed by city council in a marathon meeting on Tuesday. Now, all eyes will turn to the Federal government to see if they’ll follow the direction and help fund these new transit projects. Continue reading “City of Toronto Approves Transit Deal with the Province”

Reviews Were Mixed But the Mission with Dedicated Bus Lane was Accomplished

You may not have liked it, you may have though it was confusing, but if you told the City of Guelph what you thought of the Dedicated Bus Lane on Gordon Street last week, then the project was a success according to Jennifer Juste. With 1,100 responses to the “pop-up” traffic feature, the Manager of Transportation Planning* at the City of Guelph is calling this project a win. Continue reading “Reviews Were Mixed But the Mission with Dedicated Bus Lane was Accomplished”

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. Continue reading “Transit Summit Bringing Experts and Issues Up for Discussion”

City Wants Feedback on Reloadable Fair Card

Coming soon to a Guelph Transit bus near you, a reloadable transit pass. The cards will function in the same way as the Metrolinx Presto Cards, but there are still so many unanswered questions that the City of Guelph would like to you to help them answer. Continue reading “City Wants Feedback on Reloadable Fair Card”

Permanent Funding, Safety Needs, and the Ontario Line All Part of Transit Debate

Public transit doesn’t fall within the immediate jurisdiction of the Federal government, but what happens in Ottawa concerning transportation policy affects the whole country. New spending on transit, connecting rail links, airport authority, marine shipping, and more was discussed in a special debate held in Toronto by Transport Futures. Continue reading “Permanent Funding, Safety Needs, and the Ontario Line All Part of Transit Debate”

Regional Transit: Where Do We Begin Filling the Gaps and Addressing the Needs?

This month, GO Transit started running more trains between Guelph and Kitchener, which is billed as another small step forward in the increasingly decades long struggle to get two-way, all-day Go Train service between us and Union Station. It’s important. We need it. But what are the barriers that stand between us and expanded regional transit, and what are we not doing to improve the broader transit picture here in Southwestern Ontario? Continue reading “Regional Transit: Where Do We Begin Filling the Gaps and Addressing the Needs?”

WiFi Access Coming to GO Transit Vehicles in 2020

A lot of GO Transit news is about schedule and frequencies, but a new announcement from the Government of Ontario Wednesday morning was about the ride itself. Starting next year, GO Transit riders will be able to connect their devices to wifi while on their commutes, as Metrolinx is working to turn all 1,475 of their vehicles into hot spots. Continue reading “WiFi Access Coming to GO Transit Vehicles in 2020”

New Routes, Done Routes, and Other Changes Coming to Guelph Transit

If it’s September, that means it’s time for some changes to your local public transit system. The City of Guelph and Guelph Transit have announced some changes coming this fall to a couple of different transit routes, and that means saying goodbye to a couple of runs, and hello to a brand new one. Continue reading “New Routes, Done Routes, and Other Changes Coming to Guelph Transit”

Expanded GO Train Service Coming to Guelph this Fall

Although it’s not the two-way, all-day GO Train service that the region’s been asking for over the last decade, the Government of Ontario announced that GO Train service will be expanding again in time for the new school year. Continue reading “Expanded GO Train Service Coming to Guelph this Fall”