Greyhound Cancelling Trips Between Guelph and Kitchener

Bad news for local commuters travelling between K-W and Guelph, especially if you take the Greyhound. Starting on December 10, the bus line will be running fewer trips between the Royal City and Kitchener, merging mid-day and night schedules due to low ridership. Continue reading “Greyhound Cancelling Trips Between Guelph and Kitchener”

GUELPH POLITICAST #86 – C.J. Smith, This Crazy Train

Surely, you’ve gotten on a train or a bus and been aghast at the bad behaviour of some of the people you were riding with: muddy feet on the seats, somebody crowding the entrance or exit, using empty seats as bag racks… People can be rude, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with it, right? That’s what C.J. Smith thought in 2010 when she started “This Crazy Train”.  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #86 – C.J. Smith, This Crazy Train”

Metrolinx Building New Bus Storage in Kitchener, But What Else?

Today Metrolinx and the Ontario government announced that it was building a new bus storage and maintenance facility to “improve transit service for commuters in the Kitchener-Waterloo region, and help meet current and future growth.” The new space will house 20 single and double-decker GO buses, and will replace the current leased bus storage space in K-W, but you know what we could really use in the area? More bus service to and from Guelph. Continue reading “Metrolinx Building New Bus Storage in Kitchener, But What Else?”

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”

PRESS RELEASE – Changes to Co-Fare Rules Between Guelph Transit and Metrolinx

Integrating transit options to make it easier to get around car-less has been one of the goals in relieving congestion in recent years, and for Go Tranist users that’s involved being able to get discounts on other local transit systems with their GO tickets or Presto Cards. Called co-fare programs, Guelph Transit is one of many systems that participates along with Toronto’s TTC and York Region’s VIVA. But Guelph commuters be advised, there are some changes come to co-fares on Royal City buses. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE – Changes to Co-Fare Rules Between Guelph Transit and Metrolinx”

PRESS RELEASE – Regional Mayors Agree on Pushing Forward on All-Day GO

A lot’s changed in the last 10 months since the Wynne government, Metrolinx and regional councils all declared that all-day GO train service would be coming soon to the tracks of Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo, not the least of those changes is that new people all sit in the Mayor’s offices of each of those cities. But despite the political shift, those new mayors, including Guelph’s Cam Guthrie, want us all to know that they’re all still dedicated to make all-day trains happen, and they’re now getting support from new Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey. Continue reading “PRESS RELEASE – Regional Mayors Agree on Pushing Forward on All-Day GO”

GO Transit Set for All-Day Service

I guess the Tri-Cities (sorry, I meant Canada’s Innovation Supercluster consortium) has gotten a taste for GO trains and likes it. Either that, or Premier Kathleen Wynne is looking to secure votes in this area for “Schrödinger’s Election” (since the provincial election is both happening and not happening). But then again, maybe it’s a case of both, a win-win if you will. Regardless, full-day GO Train service will be coming to the Kitchener-Guelph corridor in 2016, and the funding (what ever it is) will be covered with the full extent of the service extension in the upcoming provincial budget. Continue reading “GO Transit Set for All-Day Service”