Guess What? Now You MUST Wear a Mask on Transit

It was a little over a week ago that Guelph Transit came out and announced that while they were letting more than 10 people ride buses, there were not requiring that everyone on those buses wear a mask. Just 10 days later, based on “updated advice” from Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, Transit is now saying that you have to wear a mask to ride the bus, unless you qualify for a couple of exceptions. Continue reading “Guess What? Now You MUST Wear a Mask on Transit”

Government of Ontario Has Public Transit Safety Guidelines For Everyone

One of the biggest hurdles to getting back to so-called “normalcy” is public transit. How can all those people that need to get to work, school and everything ride the bus or train safely while in close quarters where social distancing is hard? The Government of Ontario might have some direction in this specific area of municipal affairs. Continue reading “Government of Ontario Has Public Transit Safety Guidelines For Everyone”

More People Get to Ride Transit, But Please Wear a Mask

Since March, Guelph Transit has gone to extraordinary measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by having people board and exit the bus at the rear door, blocking off seats for physical distancing, making the bus free, and limiting riders to 10 at a time. Starting Monday though one of those conditions will change. As the economy continues to re-open, and more people will depend on the bus again, more than 10 people will soon be able to ride at a time again. Continue reading “More People Get to Ride Transit, But Please Wear a Mask”

TAAG Joins the Push For More Emergency Transit Funding

COVID-19 has hit transit services across the country especially hard; municipalities have had to maintain some kind of service to make sure essential workers can still get where they need to go, while revenue has almost completely dried up. Transit advocates across the country, including the Royal City’s own Transit Action Alliance of Guelph, are turning up the heat on the Federal government to offer financial help for the nation’s transit systems. Continue reading “TAAG Joins the Push For More Emergency Transit Funding”

10 at a Time is the New Rule on Guelph Transit

Guelph Transit will keep rolling through the extended COVID-19 response period, but the transit service has just announced that they’re making social distancing easier on all their vehicles. Starting today, less than a dozen people at any one time will be allowed on Guelph Transit buses as part of new, stricter measures to keep people moving while not letting COVID-19 spread. Continue reading “10 at a Time is the New Rule on Guelph Transit”

Transit Announces Free Buses & Reduced Service to Fight COVID-19

Although the buses are still running, Guelph Transit has announced that they’re taking steps to protect drivers and passengers while still keeping up transit services in the midst of the continuing battle against the spread of COVID-19.As of March 18, changes will be coming to how you ride Transit, but it will also be coming with a greatly reduced price tag. Continue reading “Transit Announces Free Buses & Reduced Service to Fight COVID-19”

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”