Ontario’s Southwestern Transportation Plan Leaves Guelph Projects Uncertain

The Government of Ontario unveiled its first draft of a Regional Transportation Plan for Southwestern Ontario on Friday in London. The plan is meant to “build a better transportation system that will connect individuals, families and businesses in southwestern Ontario,” but when the plan might come to fruition is a question without too many answers. Continue reading “Ontario’s Southwestern Transportation Plan Leaves Guelph Projects Uncertain”

GUELPH POLITICAST #203 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

It’s been an interesting year for transit and transit enthusiasts in the Royal City. A lot has stayed the same, there’s been some signs of changes coming, and there’s even been a few changes made, but what about the bigger picture? Are we more confident about the exciting transit future of Guelph, or are we more pessimistic? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #203 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”

GUELPH POLITICAST #202 – A Very Transit Christmas

Merry Christmas! (Though this is far from a holiday-themed podcast.) Yes, it’s a transit themed podcast this Christmas week as we go backward to the Transit Summit and Town Hall hosted by the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) that happened in November to hear from the three out-of-town guests who took part in the festivities. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #202 – A Very Transit Christmas”

The Province’s Cancels Hamilton’s LRT to Much Surprise and Outrage

Just another normal day at Hamilton City Hall this was not. Actually, it wasn’t even at City Hall. Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney, was in the Steel City on Monday to announce that the Government of Ontario was pulling $1 billion to build light rail transit (LRT), but she didn’t even get a chance to deliver the bad news because she was hustled out of town under police escort. Continue reading “The Province’s Cancels Hamilton’s LRT to Much Surprise and Outrage”

Guelph Transit Announces January Launch of Tap and Go Card

The era of paper tickets, and one-month-and-done transit passes is about to come to an end, according to Guelph Transit. The City’s transit service has put users on notice that along with the new fare boxes being installed now on buses, the new tap-and-go transit cards to match will be available for riders on January 17. Continue reading “Guelph Transit Announces January Launch of Tap and Go Card”

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”

GUELPH POLITICAST #195 – Marshall on Transit

This weekend, the new Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) will be holding their first annual Transit Summit and Town Hall. It will be a chance for the transit users and the transit curious to engage with City of Guelph employees and transportation advocates about how to make a transit-friendlier future. But why wait to get started?  Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #195 – Marshall on Transit”

City of Toronto Approves Transit Deal with the Province

Although it was not initially received well by the City of Toronto, the Province’s plan for transit in “the Six” has officially been endorsed by city council in a marathon meeting on Tuesday. Now, all eyes will turn to the Federal government to see if they’ll follow the direction and help fund these new transit projects. Continue reading “City of Toronto Approves Transit Deal with the Province”

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”

Permanent Funding, Safety Needs, and the Ontario Line All Part of Transit Debate

Public transit doesn’t fall within the immediate jurisdiction of the Federal government, but what happens in Ottawa concerning transportation policy affects the whole country. New spending on transit, connecting rail links, airport authority, marine shipping, and more was discussed in a special debate held in Toronto by Transport Futures. Continue reading “Permanent Funding, Safety Needs, and the Ontario Line All Part of Transit Debate”