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”

City Invites You to Ride the Bus for Free on Wednesday

The City of Guelph will be marking the annual Clean Air Day this coming Wednesday June 5. If you’re interested in doing your part to help clean the local air, the City is allowing everyone to ride Guelph Transit for free all-day. Continue reading “City Invites You to Ride the Bus for Free on Wednesday”

Transit News: ION Begins, Wroute Ends, and No More Conestoga UPass

Travelling around the region via public transit is about to get easier. And harder. Especially if you’re a student. Check out all the details in this latest regional transit news. Continue reading “Transit News: ION Begins, Wroute Ends, and No More Conestoga UPass”

Ontario Gov Announces Free Trips for Kids 12 and Under on GO Transit

With March Break coming up, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Jeff Yurek, went to a March Break hot spot in downtown Toronto, the Ripley’s Aquarium, to announce that kids getting to any destination will get there for free on GO Transit starting on March 9.  Continue reading “Ontario Gov Announces Free Trips for Kids 12 and Under on GO Transit”

Problems on the Kitchener GO Train Line Follow Service Expansion

On January 7, a new train was added to the Kitchener-Toronto line of Go Transit. The move was made with a lot of fanfare at a special announcement before the holidays, a modest measure to tide people over until two-way, all-day GO service comes to fruition. It turns out though, adding 25 per cent more trains isn’t as easy as it seems. Continue reading “Problems on the Kitchener GO Train Line Follow Service Expansion”

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”