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”

Regional Transit: Where Do We Begin Filling the Gaps and Addressing the Needs?

This month, GO Transit started running more trains between Guelph and Kitchener, which is billed as another small step forward in the increasingly decades long struggle to get two-way, all-day Go Train service between us and Union Station. It’s important. We need it. But what are the barriers that stand between us and expanded regional transit, and what are we not doing to improve the broader transit picture here in Southwestern Ontario? Continue reading “Regional Transit: Where Do We Begin Filling the Gaps and Addressing the Needs?”

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”

City Invites You to Ride the Bus for Free on Wednesday

The City of Guelph will be marking the annual Clean Air Day this coming Wednesday June 5. If you’re interested in doing your part to help clean the local air, the City is allowing everyone to ride Guelph Transit for free all-day. Continue reading “City Invites You to Ride the Bus for Free on Wednesday”

NDP Motion Pushing for Two-Way, All-Day GO Train Service

Long promised, but with no idea about when or how it will be delivered, the demand for a two-way, all-day GO Train schedule has hung over the heads of the Ontario government in all its iterations for nearly 20 years. Now an NDP Member of Provincial Parliament is taking it into her own hands to apply more pressure to the present government to make it happen. Continue reading “NDP Motion Pushing for Two-Way, All-Day GO Train Service”