GUELPH POLITICAST #159 – Guelph Stuff (Parkland, DCs, Transit and Students)

Contentious meetings about development charges and parkland, demands for improved transit, a fight between students and the provincial government about post-secondary funding. Discussions about issues this contentious demands a couple of straight shooters respected on all sides. It’s time for another “Guelph Stuff!” Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #159 – Guelph Stuff (Parkland, DCs, Transit and Students)”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for January 29, 2019

Council will review the Service Review into 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 January 29, 2019”

Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019

Although the Provincial government doesn’t much care for carbon taxes, they’re still sharing the wealth when it comes to revenue from the gas tax, and Guelph Transit will again be a beneficiary of the program to the tune of $3 million. Continue reading “Gas Taxes Mean $3 Million More for Guelph Transit in 2019”

GUELPH POLITICAST #154 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

It was quite a year for transit issues. An election year, actually. It seemed like, for once, people at City Hall were actually listening, and that transit users were being heard about all the issues, and the ongoing problems. So did we accomplish anything, and what’s coming up now in the new year? That’s why TAAG is here! Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #154 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”

TAAG Says You’re It For Making Better Transit in Guelph

The Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) had their first community meeting on Wednesday night, and they’re aiming to take their goal of frequent, affordable, and accessible transit to the people in order to build a better bus system. Continue reading “TAAG Says You’re It For Making Better Transit in Guelph”

Transit Riders: the City and a New Advocacy Group Want Feedback!

Undoubtedly, there are issues with Guelph Transit. You’ve got yours, you’ve probably talked about them on social media and to friends, but now, two different groups in the city are ready to listen. Continue reading “Transit Riders: the City and a New Advocacy Group Want Feedback!”

Only Some Minor Changes Coming to Transit Next Month

With September coming, it’s that incredible time of year when it seems like everything gets back to normal. “Normal” is relative in the case of Guelph Transit though, because September is usually the time for some schedule or route changes, and this September is no exception. Continue reading “Only Some Minor Changes Coming to Transit Next Month”

UPDATE: City & Union Voting on Agreement Tuesday; Buses Could Be Back Friday

For the TL;DR set, both the Guelph City Council and the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1189 will be voting Tuesday to ratify the tentative agreement reached late last night. If it’s passed by both parties, City of Guelph buses could be back on the road as early as Friday allowing for at least two days for inspection of the vehicles and for transit services to make sure all routes and positions are properly scheduled. Continue reading “UPDATE: City & Union Voting on Agreement Tuesday; Buses Could Be Back Friday”