GUELPH POLITICAST #277 – The Transit Pass with TAAG

We used to have these quarterly check ups about transit issues, but the pandemic hit last March, and suddenly transit service was limited. Buses are still running on a reduced schedule, but now the City of Guelph is looking to the future, first with the Transportation Master Plan, and now with the review of a new 10-year plan for transit expansion. But how is all this sitting with transit fans? Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #277 – The Transit Pass with TAAG”

City Looking for Feedback on 10-Year Plan to Change Transit Routes

After last night’s discussion of the Transportation Master Plan, the City of Guelph is zooming in on one aspect of transportation planning that will be key to the TMP’s goal of getting people to make 19 per cent fewer trips by car. From now until Jun 20, the City is looking for feedback on proposed changes to transit routes that could be implemented over the next 10 years with the approval of the public and council. Continue reading “City Looking for Feedback on 10-Year Plan to Change Transit Routes”

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”

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”

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”

VIDEO: Some Kinks and Confusion on the First Ride of the #99

Months of hard work led to this: the launch of the new Guelph Transit route system and schedule. The City of Guelph kicked things off with an inaugural ride on the new northbound #99 Mainline as members of city council, transit staff, and commuters all boarded the bust to see if all the prep and promotion had paid off. Continue reading “VIDEO: Some Kinks and Confusion on the First Ride of the #99”

The “Coles Notes” Version of Guelph Transit Changes

So this coming Sunday, taking the bus is going to slightly different than it has been in the last couple of years. There are a lot of new changes to get your head around, so to get you started, here is a break down of all the changes coming to the system as of September 3, which is hopefully the simplest way to explain it all… Continue reading “The “Coles Notes” Version of Guelph Transit Changes”

Media Questions, Transit Answers on the Realignment

On Friday morning, the City of Guelph officially began its charm offensive to get transit users ready for the new and amended schedules and routes being proposed for September. At a media brief, Transit General Manager Mike Spicer, Supervisor of Planning and Scheduling Nancy Button, and Route Performance and Scheduling Specialist Laura Catalano-Bragues answered questions about the initial phase of the realignment. Continue reading “Media Questions, Transit Answers on the Realignment”

FACEBOOK LIVE: Transit Changes Officially Announced and Follow-Up

So we got it out there a week early, but now Guelph Transit is officially looking for your feedback to the proposed routes and schedules for the realignment starting September 3. For those of you who took the time to post your reaction on Politico, Facebook, Reddit and Twitter, you’re up! Continue reading “FACEBOOK LIVE: Transit Changes Officially Announced and Follow-Up”