Ontario Gov Announces Free Trips for Kids 12 and Under on GO Transit

With March Break coming up, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Jeff Yurek, went to a March Break hot spot in downtown Toronto, the Ripley’s Aquarium, to announce that kids getting to any destination will get there for free on GO Transit starting on March 9.  Continue reading “Ontario Gov Announces Free Trips for Kids 12 and Under on GO Transit”

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”

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”