Mastering the Transportation Plan
In this edition of On the Move, we cover the proposed Transportation Master Plan, the problems some passengers are having with On-Demand, and the impact of Greyhound pulling out of Canada
Welcome to this edition of On the Move, a twice-a-month newsletter sharing transit news and views from Guelph and beyond presented by the Transit Action Alliance of Guelph. It arrives directly in your inbox on the 1st and 15th of each month.
Have your say on May 26th when City Council will discuss the future of Guelph’s transportation network through the presentation of a preferred transportation solution for the Guelph’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The preferred solution focuses on sustainability and resilience, and ensures Guelph is ready to navigate the future including building a “Quality Transit Network”.
Connected to the TMP, the City is seeking proposals from qualified engineering firms to provide a report on implementing Transit Signal Priority Measures along a section of Gordon Street between Waterloo Avenue and Poppy Drive.
The city recently awarded a contract to install concrete bus pads at 12 stops including creating a new stop on Paisley Road at Ryde Road.
Guelph council signals support for $228M operations campus that will include a new transit storage facility.
City must act on climate change targets now, says coalition of environmental groups.
Detour in place for Route 13 Victoria Road Recreation Centre has been extended until end of service on May 18.
Proposed Cambridge-to-Toronto GO Transit line could be routed through Guelph.
The new On-Demand Service rolled out by Guelph Transit on May 2nd has been giving grief to some riders along the former Route 16 Southgate route:
The Guelph Chamber of Commerce, which TAAG is a member, also chimed in:
Quick action by City staff to keep Guelph Central Station accessible:
Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) @TAAGuelphThese trees and pots are in awkward locations at GCS. We just saw someone on a mobility device try to get around them - it wasn't easy. Maybe a reconsideration of where these have been plopped down @cityofguelph #Guelph #GuelphTransit #accessibility https://t.co/hSLeeMqx2Q
Federal government to spend $12B on Toronto, Hamilton transit
ATU launched an e-mail campaign asking the Federal Government to create a National Inter-City Public Transit Service.
Megabus says they will expand service in Ontario, while Ontario Northland says the Greyhound cuts will have no impact on their service. An Ottawa Citizen Editorial suggests Greyhound's departure clears the road for others.
Sean Marshall looks at how Greyhound Canada’s inevitable decline leaves a few gaps to fill as well as the various new transit connections throughout Ontario.
Canadian bus companies say they have plans to fill the gap left by Greyhound while GO Transit is currently reviewing its options:
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Six Global Lessons in Transit Recovery for any size city
eMERGE and others will make the case that 2050 is too late to complete the move to net zero in a virtual event on Wednesday May 19th at 7 pm.
The Transit Advisory Committee meets virtually on Thursday May 20th at 5:30 pm.
TAAG will host a “Transit Spaces” conversation on Twitter in the coming days. Note: Twitter Spaces is only available on mobile devices (iOS and Android)
Miss our webinar on Transit Scheduling? Watch it here!
Throwback to July 2011 when the old Greyhound Terminal was being torn down to make way for the new Guelph Central Station.
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