RECAP: TAC Hears Next Steps for Fare Review and Central Station Upgrades

At the month’s Transit Advisory Committee meeting they looked towards the future. With the business of passing the new fare strategy concluded last month at city council, staff are now implementing the plan and there was an update about that process. There was also an update about the pending upgrades to the shelters at Guelph Central Station, and did you know that Guelph now has two electric buses being shaken down? You will if you read the recap! Continue reading “RECAP: TAC Hears Next Steps for Fare Review and Central Station Upgrades”

MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for May 18, 2023

This month’s Transit Advisory Meeting will catch up on some recent transit developments outside the committee room and then talk about what’s next. Since last month’s TAC meeting, city council formally passed the transit fare review so what happens now? In other matters, transit staff will talk about future plans, rider concerns, schedule changes, and, naturally, what’s going on with the electric bus. Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for May 18, 2023”

RECAP: Transit Advisory Committee Looks at Fare Strategy and New Route #19

There’s been a lot of transit news in the last couple of weeks between the Fare Review Strategy that was presented at Committee of the Whole and a list of route and schedule changes comes May 1. So what was there left for the Transit Advisory Committee to talk about this April? Actually, there was a lot to say about those and other topics like further schedule changes coming later this year. Continue reading “RECAP: Transit Advisory Committee Looks at Fare Strategy and New Route #19”

MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for April 20, 2023

It’s been a busy April for Transit stuff even before we get to Transit Advisory Committee meeting. Transit business has been discussed at city council, and the usual end of the school year schedule shifts are coming, but there are also some new permanent changes coming in May, and then there are some more changes being prepped for September. There’s a lot of TAC to cover, so let’s start covering it.  Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for April 20, 2023”

RECAP: Transit Committee Looks to the Future at March Meeting

After being one shy of quorum in February, it was an almost full house for March as the Transit Advisory Committee threw themselves into some catch-up work and then looked ahead. From the pending presentation of the new fare strategy, to the coming changes from the Future Ready Plan, and yes, to an update about the roll out of the electric buses, there was a lot of ground to cover, so let’s start covering it with the recap… Continue reading “RECAP: Transit Committee Looks to the Future at March Meeting”

MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for March 16, 2023

Hopefully there will be no March Break for the Transit Advisory Committee. Unfortunately, the committee was unable to reach quorum at the February meeting out at the Watson Road Transit office, but back at City Hall it might be easier to bring everyone in to catch up on the work missed in February and take care of business for March. This is what’s on the agenda for the March TAC meeting… Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for March 16, 2023”

RECAP: One Short on Quorum So No Transit Committee Meeting this Month

Sometimes you go to a meeting and there’s no meeting. The Transit Advisory Committee was one member shy of quorum for this month’s gathering – one person was feeling unwell and two were unfortunately out of town – so the business of TAC’s February meeting now moves to March. In the meantime, the members who were able to attend got a chance to check out the City’s first EV bus live and in-person in its natural habitat. Continue reading “RECAP: One Short on Quorum So No Transit Committee Meeting this Month”

MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for February 16, 2023

The Year of Transit (which may soon be declared as an actual thing) marches on with the February edition of the Transit Advisory Committee meeting. This month’s stacked agenda will include updates about the transit changes coming later this year, the usual discussion about recent transit issues, and a special field trip for committee members to check out the department’s newest asset (see above). Continue reading “MEETING PREVIEW: Transit Advisory Committee Meeting for February 16, 2023”

City Staff, Council Take a Ride on the New EV Bus

After creating a sensation on social media when it arrived at Guelph Transit HQ on Friday, the City of Guelph’s first electric bus pulled in front of City Hall so that members of city council and members of City senior staff could take a closer look. The new bus received rave reviews for its spaciousness and the relative silence inside the vehicle, but it’s still going to be a while before transit users will be able to check that out for themselves. Continue reading “City Staff, Council Take a Ride on the New EV Bus”

RECAP: Transit GM Gerus Tells Committee That EV Buses Will Soon Be Ready to Roll

At this point in January, you’re probably aware that each meeting of every committee is starting with some of the usual administration stuff that happens at the start of the term. However, there was a lot of meat served at this month’s gathering of the Transit Advisory Committee, and if you’re looking for some good transit news, chew on this: The first four electric buses are expected to arrive in Guelph over the next month… Continue reading “RECAP: Transit GM Gerus Tells Committee That EV Buses Will Soon Be Ready to Roll”