From National Observer/Canadian Press The COVID-19 pandemic has led to massive declines in public transit ridership across Canada, yet many cities decided to maintain service levels this year, while others even chose to expand. Not long after the global health crisis reached Canada, rates of public transit use across the country dropped by about 85 per cent, … Continue reading Canada’s public transit on the rebound from COVID-19
TAAG Response: We support the use of the technology as long as it is kept accessible for everyone. This means having the Call Centre open during the operating hours of transit to allow those without access to the app to book a trip. We also support the use of using existing resources (i.e. Transit owned … Continue reading City eyes micro transit option for Hanlon Creek Business Park
Across the country, transit agencies are on the brink of collapsing or being forced to cut service routes and jobs because of the impacts of COVID-19. The pandemic has added additional pressure to our transit systems, compounding decades of neglect, cuts and privatization. Now that the second wave of COVID-19 is here we need to … Continue reading Digital Rally to Keep Transit Moving!
By: Richard Vivian of GuelphToday.com With several transit-related plans in development and questions swirling about the long-term impacts of the pandemic, it's time for a public and “shame-free” discussion about what residents want in the system, says Steven Petric, chair of Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG). “We really need to start thinking about the goals … Continue reading It’s time for a community conversation about transit, says TAAG
From GuelphPolitco: Council Workshop: Transit Growth Strategy – This has not been a great year for transit. COVID-19, and the precipitous decrease in ridership because of it, put a big dent in any expansion plans and even forced a rollback of transit service. The impact of COVID-19 is one the things that his workshop will discuss along with the … Continue reading Council considering changes to Guelph Transit