Metrolinx Won’t Be Offering Anymore Discounts on Transfers Come April

If you’ve been enjoying the cost benefits of using your Presto card to transfer from the GO Train to the TTC, you’re going to have to make up that extra cost per trip starting April 1. Metrolinx has announced that the Discounted Double Fare program will be ending on March 31, when the multi-year agreement between the Province of Ontario and GO Transit’s parent company expires. Continue reading “Metrolinx Won’t Be Offering Anymore Discounts on Transfers Come April”

Guelph Transit Announces January Launch of Tap and Go Card

The era of paper tickets, and one-month-and-done transit passes is about to come to an end, according to Guelph Transit. The City’s transit service has put users on notice that along with the new fare boxes being installed now on buses, the new tap-and-go transit cards to match will be available for riders on January 17. Continue reading “Guelph Transit Announces January Launch of Tap and Go Card”

Gerus Says Hanlon Creek Bus Route is Still the Best Option

At Monday’s city council meeting, the horseshoe will debate a recommendation on expanding transit routes and schedules for the 2020 Guelph Budget, and of particular focus is a new route to the Hanlon Creek Business Park. Some on council are concerned about the expense, but the General Manager of Guelph Transit is firm that recommendation already made is the best direction. Continue reading “Gerus Says Hanlon Creek Bus Route is Still the Best Option”

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?”