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”

Guelph Gets Boost in Gas Tax Funds; Needs Help With Transport Master Plan

Transit is an area of municipal services that’s been hit especially hard by the pandemic. Revenue has cratered because ridership is way down, so now would be the perfect time for the City of Guelph and other municipalities to hear that they’re getting more money to cover the cost. In an announcement today, Guelph received nearly $100,000 more in Gas Tax money from the Government of Ontario, and there’s more transportation news to consider. Continue reading “Guelph Gets Boost in Gas Tax Funds; Needs Help With Transport Master Plan”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for November 10, 2020

Another council workshop that will this time look to the future of Guelph Transit. 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 November 10, 2020”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 10 Meeting?

The pandemic caught us right in the middle of some big changes being made to Guelph Transit, so it seems like an appropriate time to sit down, look at transit, and consider the current status for those best lain plans and their future. In another special meeting of council, matters of transit are considered in this latest workshop and it’s special Tuesday at 2 pm start time. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 10 Meeting?”

City Staff Floats Microtransit as Option for Hanlon Business Park Route

The City of Guelph is floating the possibility of using “microtransit” options to fund a new transit route that would service the Hanlon Creek Business Park. Council approved the new route last fall, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of it’s implementation, and if it does ever start now, City staff are suggesting a user system that looks more like ride hailing than a traditional bus route. Continue reading “City Staff Floats Microtransit as Option for Hanlon Business Park Route”

CITY PAGES: Awards, New Hires, and Lots of Construction Going On

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: Awards, New Hires, and Lots of Construction Going On”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 8, 2020

We’re back to having Committee of the Whole meetings again. 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: Committee of the Whole Meeting for September 8, 2020”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 8 Meeting?

For the first time since March, council will gather as Committee of the Whole, although they will continue to meet in the virtual format we’ve all gotten used to because of the pandemic. For this month, we will get items from Public Services and Infrastructure, Development and Enterprise with three interesting reports about three different areas of City business. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the September 8 Meeting?”