Guelph Transit Sticking with Current Schedule, and Laying Off Workers

Guelph Transit announced Tuesday that the current service levels are going to stay exactly the same for the foreseeable future. Since the start of the pandemic, buses have been running at a reduced service level, and even though school will be re-starting again in a few weeks, the City of Guelph will be keeping those services on the Saturday schedule indefinitely, while making some difficult decisions about staffing. Continue reading “Guelph Transit Sticking with Current Schedule, and Laying Off Workers”

Lack of Students Will Seriously Impact Transit Funding, and Service

In a closed session at Wednesday’s council meeting on the COVID-19 response, council will hear information about the University of Guelph universal student bus pass, and the options they’ll need to consider if students don’t return to school for in-person classes in the fall. Less than eight weeks before the start of the school year, there are still a lot of unknowns about this important source of funding for Guelph’s transit system, and what happens if the City can’t collect. Continue reading “Lack of Students Will Seriously Impact Transit Funding, and Service”

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”

City of Guelph Says No Programs, Permits, or Events Till September

Whether it’s an event at the River Run Centre, your child’s favourite summer camp, or booking a picnic site in Riverside Park for your family reunion, when it comes to City of Guelph properties, it’s “See you in September” for local amenities and the people. City officials announced today that all scheduled programs, performances, and events at their facilities are cancelled until after Labour Day. Continue reading “City of Guelph Says No Programs, Permits, or Events Till September”

CITY PAGES: New Fire Chief, DC Changes, and Beware of Virus

The City of Guelph puts out a lot of information on a weekly basis, and while it all ends up on the City’s website somewhere, wouldn’t it be easier to just scroll through it all on one easy-to-read article on Guelph Politico here…? Continue reading “CITY PAGES: New Fire Chief, DC Changes, and Beware of Virus”

It Was the City’s Choice to Cancel Free Ride “Perk” for Storm Fans, Says Clack

Since Guelph Politico first published an article on the sudden cancellation of the Free Ride Friday program there’s been a lot of confusion about who’s responsible and why. So as Storm fans are left by the side of the road without their usual ride downtown, the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Public Services at the City of Guelph admits that it was the City’s decision. Continue reading “It Was the City’s Choice to Cancel Free Ride “Perk” for Storm Fans, Says Clack”

Guelph Makes Top 10 for Culture Days in 2015

It’s a terribly kept secret that Guelph is a culturally rich little ‘burb, and now we have the statistics to prove it. The Royal City was one of numerous groups across the country to have participated in Culture Day activities back in September, and it turns out that were one of the best it terms of celebrations. Continue reading “Guelph Makes Top 10 for Culture Days in 2015”