Because You Demanded it, WiFi is Now Available on GO Transit

Although GO Transit is not up to its usual capacity these days, the Government of Ontario is incentivizing the ride by offering something they’ve never offered on GO Trains or Buses before, WiFi. Starting today, Metrolinx is following through on their promise to make passengers more connected on their journey with free access to the internet. Continue reading “Because You Demanded it, WiFi is Now Available on GO Transit”

GUELPH POLITICAST #233 – Parks or Wreck

Despite conventional wisdom about there being no news in August, over 100 people went to Margaret Greene Park last week to confront City councillors, staff, and Metrolinx reps about a plan to build a traction power substation in a portion of the park. The events in the west end capture in a microcosm of big concerns about public engagement, and development running roughshod over neighbourhood concerns. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #233 – Parks or Wreck”

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?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #184 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

It’s the dog days of August, summer is winding down, and everyone’s got back to school thoughts, including, it seems, the people who run our area transit systems. Guelph Transit just announced some “minor tweaks”, Metrolinx just announced more GO Trains, and the City of Guelph is planning for transit’s future. Yup, it’s time for another Transit Pass. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #184 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”

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”

NDP Motion Pushing for Two-Way, All-Day GO Train Service

Long promised, but with no idea about when or how it will be delivered, the demand for a two-way, all-day GO Train schedule has hung over the heads of the Ontario government in all its iterations for nearly 20 years. Now an NDP Member of Provincial Parliament is taking it into her own hands to apply more pressure to the present government to make it happen. Continue reading “NDP Motion Pushing for Two-Way, All-Day GO Train Service”

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”

Minister of Transportation Announces 25 Per Cent More GO Trains – 2 of Them!

Anyone hoping for an early Christmas present in the form of two-way, all-day GO Train service between Kitchener and Union Station will have to settle for one extra trip per day in the New Year. Continue reading “Minister of Transportation Announces 25 Per Cent More GO Trains – 2 of Them!”

Guelph Transit Expands to Match Expansion of GO Train Service

Starting Tuesday, GO Transit takes another step to offering all day, two-way commuter service from Toronto to Guelph by offering two additional trains in the morning and two in the afternoon. In order to keep up with that expanded early morning service, Guelph Transit will be expanding its own service with an earlier start time for its shuttle. Continue reading “Guelph Transit Expands to Match Expansion of GO Train Service”