Tag Archives: Transit

New Transit logo and hybrid vehicle

August 17, 2011

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Along with Councillors Todd Dennis and June Hofland, members of staff and the public, I was on hand today for the unveiling of a new vehicle in Transit’s fleet. The vehicle is special for two reasons: It is the first vehicle to display Guelph Transit’s new logo It is the first hybrid vehicle in Guelph […]

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Improving public transit

June 10, 2011

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Public transit was a key focus of this year’s budget deliberations.  Makes sense.  When we surveyed our community, support for investments in public transit ranked high. Guelph Transit is making it easier and more convenient than ever to travel using public transit. Come and learn about the new routes, service schedules and other changes coming […]

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Transit and Transportation Demand Management

February 14, 2011

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Transportation Demand Management (TDM) works to reduce the demands on our transportation infrastructure and the costs associated with building, maintaining and replacing that infrastructure.  It is the equivalent of water and energy conservation and efficiency.  It is a less expensive approach. Our Bicycle-Friendly Guelph initiative is a TDM program and we have three transit-related Transportation Demand Management […]

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Transit Growth Strategy means better service in 2011

February 13, 2011

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Transit services have changed significantly over the last decade.  We have seen: new routes perimeter routes community bus low-floor buses 20 minute service Sunday service late night service holiday service (2007-2009) UG transit node Stone Road Mall transit node expansion of mobility service U-pass Next Bus Taxi script program bus stop upgrades with information posts, new benches […]

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Current Status of Summer and Holiday Service

February 12, 2011

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There were two reductions to Transit service levels in 2010.  Service on statutory holidays was cancelled (I provided more of the history on this in my last post)  Service during weekdays in June, July and August was reduced from 20 minute frequency to 30 minutes (Note: There was no service on Sundays in August in […]

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Background on Transit Service on Statutory Holidays

February 11, 2011


Service on statutory holidays was introduced in July 2007. Ridership numbers in 2009 were the following.  These numbers do not represent individual people but rather individual trips:  New Years Day:            3,100 Family Day:                   3,200 Good Friday:                 5,000 Victoria Day:                2,200 Canada Day:                  3,500 John Galt Day:              4,100 Thanksgiving:               2,200 Boxing Day:                  3,100 Guelph […]

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Transit – who pays what?

February 10, 2011


If you think that the fares we charge cover the cost of delivering the service, you will be in good company and wrong. The proposed budget to deliver transit service in 2011 is $22.2 M. It was $20.7 M in 2010. The increase in the 2011 is due to increases in variety of elements including […]

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Why Transit?

February 9, 2011

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Transit is one of the many services that the City delivers and it is getting attention so I will have a series of posts on transit over the next few days to set the stage for budget deliberations. First question – why does the City provide transit service to the community?  You might think this is a […]

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The Budget Story

February 6, 2011

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One of the challenges with the municipal budget every year is that the City delivers so many services. Several years ago, it tallied up to over 175 discreet services (we will be doing that exercise again this term but this time for the purpose of identifying key performance indicators).  So how do you tell the […]

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10 cents or 25 cents

February 4, 2011


There has been some unnecessary confusion about the proposed increase in transit fares. There are six different transit fares: Cash – adult, high school, senior Tickets – adult, high school, senior Passes – adult, high school, senior A fare increase will impact them all differently or not at all. The size of any fare increase during […]

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