Transit tripped up: the effect of COVID-19 and the future of public transit – Hill Times Op-Ed

By taking away many of the things so many Canadians love about cities, the pandemic has shown us the value of urban life that many of us take for granted. Reposted here from C.D. Howe Institute as published in the Hill Times April 14, 2021 By Benjamin Dachis COVID-19 has fundamentally changed lives across Canada. … Continue reading Transit tripped up: the effect of COVID-19 and the future of public transit – Hill Times Op-Ed

Have your say on Guelph Transit’s proposed route changes

Online survey closes June 20; town hall sessions set for June 8 and 16 Guelph, Ont., May 26, 2021 – Guelph Transit has released its proposed transit system, including an implementation plan, and we invite you to provide input at haveyoursay.guelph.ca until June 20. Robin Gerus, Guelph Transit’s general manager, explains, “What we’re proposing for transit over … Continue reading Have your say on Guelph Transit’s proposed route changes

“Allan’s Bridge” slated for construction work over the next year

Metrolinx continues its work on expanding GO Train service on the Kitchener Line with some essential work about to happen in Guelph. As many will know, updates have been abundant lately on the connection between Toronto and Kitchener. From the latest business case to the broader update on construction, a lot is happening. Starting this spring, a Metrolinx contractor … Continue reading “Allan’s Bridge” slated for construction work over the next year

COVID-19 could end our dependence on cars — if we ‘build back better’

A piecemeal approach to policy is unlikely to untangle the complex systems of land use, physical infrastructure, social habits and political incentives that entrench the dominance of the car, researchers say Governments could capitalize on the growth of telecommuting to promote more car-free lifestyles. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Cameron Roberts, Carleton University; Andrew Brown, University of … Continue reading COVID-19 could end our dependence on cars — if we ‘build back better’

Extend Emergency Transit Funding, Groups Urge Finance Minister

OTTAWA - Sixty organizations, including TAAG, have signed a letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland urging her to extend emergency operational funding in the federal government’s upcoming  budget.  The organizations include large unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers, environmental groups like the David Suzuki Foundation and national anti-poverty and tenant organizations like ACORN Canada … Continue reading Extend Emergency Transit Funding, Groups Urge Finance Minister