This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – March 5-9, 2018”

VIDEO: Waiting for the Bus Can Be Dangerous

Tonight at the University Centre, waiting for the northbound #99 Mainline was a cold and perilous experience. It’s hard to say what the problem was – a busy night at the university, a missing bus – but what it was, it created a dangerous situation as hundreds of University of Guelph students waited  in front of platform #12 for their ride downtown. Continue reading “VIDEO: Waiting for the Bus Can Be Dangerous”

The Year of Transit: A ReView from the Bus

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… That line from A Tale of Two Cities seems apt to describe this year of Guelph Transit news. There seemed to be a renewed focus and urgency on improving Transit services, but the results seemed to leave a lot to be desired according to the people on the ground, or in the bus. Continue reading “The Year of Transit: A ReView from the Bus”

This Week in Press Releases – December 18-22, 2017

Every week, the City of Guelph and other groups send out notices to announce new events, imperatives, and information that you need to know. Here is this week in press releases. Continue reading “This Week in Press Releases – December 18-22, 2017”

Top 10 Guelph Political Stories of 2017

It’s the end of the year, and that means that it’s time for lists. Lists and more lists. Top 10s on every conceivable subject. Guelph Politico also likes to do lists this time of year, and the subject we chose is the Top 10 Guelph Political Stories of the Year. From retirements to mergers, from reviews stalled and reviews achieved, and from one renovation project nearing completion to another finally making it on the books, it was another busy year in the Royal City. Let’s countdown the hits in order… Continue reading “Top 10 Guelph Political Stories of 2017”

Transit Announces “Tweaks” to Several Routes for the New Year.

It’s been a tough couple of month for Transit with the realignment of routes and schedules not going exactly as planned, so they’ve announced some tweaks for January that might try and alleviate the pressure, or might create some new issues. Continue reading “Transit Announces “Tweaks” to Several Routes for the New Year.”

The 41 Conundrum: The University Express Only Runs Uninterrupted One-Third of the Time

To the credit of Guelph Transit, they have gotten better at letting riders know about service interruptions via social media since September. If you’ve observed that feed carefully though, you will have noticed a definite trend, and it concerns one of the new high-frequency routes meant to service the university corridor along Gordon and help the congestion. The #41 Downtown-University Express, during a one-month period, only ran without service interruptions every one out of three days. Continue reading “The 41 Conundrum: The University Express Only Runs Uninterrupted One-Third of the Time”

New Transit Contract Ratified, Both Sides Have Eye on the Future

After being ratified at City Council last week, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1189 did their share and ratified the new collective agreement on their end, and thus securing labour piece between the City of Guelph and its transit employees. Now’s the part where we learn the details. Continue reading “New Transit Contract Ratified, Both Sides Have Eye on the Future”