Transit Town Hall Notes the Challenges, Celebrates the Opportunity

Several transit users, activists and city councillors took part in the first ever Transit Summit and Town Hall hosted by the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) on Saturday. The message, in a nutshell, was that there was a lot of work to do, and not a lot of time to get it done in. Continue reading “Transit Town Hall Notes the Challenges, Celebrates the Opportunity”

LIVE BLOG: Committee of the Whole Meeting for November 4, 2019

The hospital, harm reduction housing, and new buses are all on the agenda. 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 November 4, 2019”

Reviews Were Mixed But the Mission with Dedicated Bus Lane was Accomplished

You may not have liked it, you may have though it was confusing, but if you told the City of Guelph what you thought of the Dedicated Bus Lane on Gordon Street last week, then the project was a success according to Jennifer Juste. With 1,100 responses to the “pop-up” traffic feature, the Manager of Transportation Planning* at the City of Guelph is calling this project a win. Continue reading “Reviews Were Mixed But the Mission with Dedicated Bus Lane was Accomplished”

Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 4 Meeting?

November’s Committee of the Whole meeting is going to bring some interesting reports for city council to explore including some audit work, the allocation of new buses, and some expansion work on the hospital that’s going to need some City funding. Continue reading “Committee of the Whole Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the November 4 Meeting?”

Transit Summit Bringing Experts and Issues Up for Discussion

As teased earlier this year on the Guelph Politicast, the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) has announced the date and program for their first annual Transit Summit and Town Hall. On November 9, members of the community are invited to hear from well-known transit advocates and organizers, and City of Guelph staff on transit issues. Continue reading “Transit Summit Bringing Experts and Issues Up for Discussion”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 21 Meeting?

In an odd third Monday meeting that also takes place on the night of the Federal Election, council will talk about the state or our real estate. Are we getting the most bang for our real estate buck? That’s one big question, but another one will be posed: should the City pursue a new project that will combine many resources in the same physical location? Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the October 21 Meeting?”

Extra Buses for Homecoming and Other Reminders

It’s good news for everybody this Homecoming weekend, at least if you’re going to take the bus. All-day on Saturday, Guelph Transit will be free for everyone to ride regardless of whether you’re going to the game or not. But if you are going to the game, or hosting a party in your own backyard, take care to be on your best behaviour. Continue reading “Extra Buses for Homecoming and Other Reminders”

City Wants Feedback on Reloadable Fair Card

Coming soon to a Guelph Transit bus near you, a reloadable transit pass. The cards will function in the same way as the Metrolinx Presto Cards, but there are still so many unanswered questions that the City of Guelph would like to you to help them answer. Continue reading “City Wants Feedback on Reloadable Fair Card”

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”

New Routes, Done Routes, and Other Changes Coming to Guelph Transit

If it’s September, that means it’s time for some changes to your local public transit system. The City of Guelph and Guelph Transit have announced some changes coming this fall to a couple of different transit routes, and that means saying goodbye to a couple of runs, and hello to a brand new one. Continue reading “New Routes, Done Routes, and Other Changes Coming to Guelph Transit”