Here’s What Happens When Public Transit Is Free

Cities in the U.S. and around the world are making buses and trains free for residents, aiming to increase equality and tackle pollution. By Amy Crawford, HuffPost US Candria Gray and her two children live in Worcester, Massachusetts, where they rely on city buses to get nearly everywhere: college classes, elementary school, the pediatrician’s office. … Continue reading Here’s What Happens When Public Transit Is Free

What Guelph can learn from Kingston's free bus program for youth

Kingston's Transit High School Bus Pass Program now accounts for 10 per cent of ridership By: Anam Khan of Guelph Today Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie announced last week that he wants free transit for high school students and children under 13. Three hours north, the City of Kingston has had such a program for almost eight years, and it's … Continue reading What Guelph can learn from Kingston's free bus program for youth

Editorial: Free public transportation could get cities further

Photo Credit: https://mronline.org/2018/03/10/the-case-for-free-public-transport/ Editorial from The Queens Journal (Queens University, Kingston, Ontario) February, 11th 2020. In order to make public transportation a truly public service, cities across North America should eliminate rider fare.  A recent New York Times article explored the conversation happening in several American cities around waiving fare on public buses. The idea, which is gaining traction … Continue reading Editorial: Free public transportation could get cities further

Learn about the Essential Elements of Good Transit

“Essential Elements of Good Transit” is courtesy of “It’s more than buses: Advocates for Better Transit in Halifax” Fast Fast transit service can reduce travel time, making transit a better choice for more travelers. Faster service also helps encourage more drivers to use transit. We advocate three main ways to increase transit’s speed: 1) Give transit … Continue reading Learn about the Essential Elements of Good Transit

Get involved in everyday safety when using Guelph Transit

We all have a responsibility to look out for the safety of the Guelph Transit community. We encourage all Guelph Transit employees and riders as well as the general public to commit to being alert, informed, prepared and involved partners in safety. Be on the alert for suspicious or unusual activity, including: Packages or bags … Continue reading Get involved in everyday safety when using Guelph Transit