U of G Students Face Big Transit Issues in the Fall

Students returning to the University of Guelph in a couple of weeks will notice several changes, and one of them will be access to their universal student bus pass, better known as a UPass. To put this bluntly, there will be no UPass this fall because the contract to provide one through Guelph Transit expired earlier this year, which added another logistical difficult for the U of G’s student government as they get ready to welcome their peers back to campus. Continue reading “U of G Students Face Big Transit Issues in the Fall”

GUELPH POLITICAST #277 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

We used to have these quarterly check ups about transit issues, but the pandemic hit last March, and suddenly transit service was limited. Buses are still running on a reduced schedule, but now the City of Guelph is looking to the future, first with the Transportation Master Plan, and now with the review of a new 10-year plan for transit expansion. But how is all this sitting with transit fans? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #277 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”

CITY PAGES: Fundraising, Water, and Bike Month

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: Fundraising, Water, and Bike Month”

City Looking for Feedback on 10-Year Plan to Change Transit Routes

After last night’s discussion of the Transportation Master Plan, the City of Guelph is zooming in on one aspect of transportation planning that will be key to the TMP’s goal of getting people to make 19 per cent fewer trips by car. From now until Jun 20, the City is looking for feedback on proposed changes to transit routes that could be implemented over the next 10 years with the approval of the public and council. Continue reading “City Looking for Feedback on 10-Year Plan to Change Transit Routes”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 26, 2021

Let the debate of the Transportation Master Plan begin! You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for May 26, 2021”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 26 Meeting?

What is the future of transportation in Guelph going to look like? This is not just a question about transit, but about all manners and methods of travel. How much room on the road will there need to be for cars? Can we make more room for cyclists? How to we promote more walkability and transit use? How to we advocate for more intercity transit? The Transportation Master Plan may help point the way on these and other questions. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the May 26 Meeting?”

GUELPH POLITICAST #270 – On-Demand Transit is Lit!

Belleville is a little bigger than one-third the size of Guelph, but next month we’re going somewhere that Belleville’s been for a while. Since the invention of public transit, it’s been run simply by posting a map, scheduling the stops, and running buses and trains with regularity. It was static, it was predictable, and it was the simplest way we knew how to run a transit system. But is all that about to change? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #270 – On-Demand Transit is Lit!”

Belleville’s Transit Manger Touts On-Demand Transit Experience

On-demand transit is coming to Guelph this spring, and that may sound scary for people who take transit because they’re not generally predisposed to accepting change. On Tuesday night, the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) hosted a webinar with Paul Buck, the Manager of Transit Operations for the City Belleville. His town has instituted a transit on-demand option, and he thinks it works pretty well. Continue reading “Belleville’s Transit Manger Touts On-Demand Transit Experience”

Guelph Transit Rolls Out On-Demand Transit, Ends Community Bus

It’s been a tough year for transit as ridership and revenue took a huge dip because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Is it a good time to start experimenting with alternative delivery models for transit? We’re going to find out as Guelph Transit has announced that they’re introducing an on-demand transit model this spring for under-serviced routes, and they’re looking for help to plot the best way to do it. Continue reading “Guelph Transit Rolls Out On-Demand Transit, Ends Community Bus”

City, Police, and Public Health Outline New Lockdown Guidance for Guelph

The new Ontari0-wide lockdown went into effect on Thursday morning at 12:01 am, but it’s been reported in recent days that people still don’t know entirely what that means. In a joint statement, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health and the Guelph Police Service tried to lay down some lines for Guelphites to follow about how to manage your quarantine, and what might happen if you break it. Continue reading “City, Police, and Public Health Outline New Lockdown Guidance for Guelph”