TAAG: Transit Action Alliance of Guelph, Inc.
Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) is a broad-based non-profit community organization, which works cooperatively to promote better public transportation.
To advocate for a public transportation system that is frequent, accessible and affordable for all.
Our vision is to Educate, Motivate, Advocate and Activate the community on transit.
WHO DOES TAAG REACH?
TAAG will collaborate with various community members, groups, organizations and businesses to build a strong community-wide alliance on transit matters.
Educate large target audiences, including media, public officials, and other decision-makers, and the public about public transportation’s diverse benefits, services and funding need.
Provide a dynamic forum through which transit supporters can convey ideas and perspectives to decision-makers on a regular basis.
Campaign for a viable public transit system that is frequent, accessible and affordable through educating and motivating various stakeholders to take action.
Providing tools to various stakeholders. Tools such as online forums, public meetings, monitoring of local transit issues and decisions, and the opportunity to share ideas, concerns, and possible options with other like-minded individuals and groups. To empower members to let their voices be heard.
The key to a solid, competitive and reliable transit network is frequency, accessibility, and affordability. These are the three advocacy priorities of Transit Action Alliance Guelph.
Frequency – Frequency equals Freedom
High-frequency service means buses arrive at stops more often leading to shorter waits at every point on your transit trip, including transfer points. Frequent and reliable service makes spontaneous trips on transit easier. Simple direct routes with ease of connections to your destination.
Research shows that higher frequency service has the largest impact on ridership. For this reason, cities in North America are increasingly turning to create high-frequency routes within their transit networks.
Accessibility – Near homes and amenities
To be useful, transit must make it easy for riders to access bus routes from their homes and provide convenient service to the destination riders want to go. To be accessible, sidewalks to bus stops and stations must be a high priority for snow clearing, and stops should have proper amenities such as shelters and lighting.
Affordability – Makes it Fare
An Affordable System makes it fair which increases ridership, protects the environment, enhances the quality of life, supports economic development, builds a healthier community and accommodates future growth.
In order for transit to compete with other modes of transportation, it must be appropriately priced for the level of service it provides.
We are a registered Non-Profit Group, Transit Action Alliance of Guelph, Inc. (TAAG)
Secretary: Mary Ann