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Guelph Transit picks up new general manager

Guelph, Ont., November 17, 2016 – On Monday, November 21, Guelph Transit will have a new general manager leading the team. Mike Spicer joins the City of Guelph after spending more than 17 years in transit management. “Senior management’s vision for Guelph Transit remains consistent: the reliable, efficient delivery of public transit to the Guelph community; and we know Mike will continue to build on that vision here at the City,” said Colleen Clack, Deputy CAO of Public Services for the City of Guelph. Mike’s leadership experience as director of transit at the City of Burlington, and as former transit operations manager with Brantford Transit, will help refocus Guelph Transit and guide its team of skilled, supportive, customer-focused employees in providing solid, sustainable service to… Continue reading Guelph Transit picks up new general manager

App empowers persons with disabilities to ride bus

Online application provides step-by-step assistance on the go Guelph, Ont., December 3, 2015 – Guelph Transit, in collaboration with Magusmode, released an interactive web-based application designed to empower people with cognitive disabilities to ride the bus independently. The application, designed by Magnusmode, now includes Guelph Transit information presented in five unique card decks: How to buy tickets and passes Riding the bus Riding the bus with your wheelchair How to transfer buses Getting help and having a safe, comfortable ride “This tool makes it easier for persons with cognitive disabilities to purchase tickets and ride the bus by providing easy to follow instructions,” says Phil Meagher, general manager of Guelph Transit. “This application will also be a good support tool for teaching seniors, children, and… Continue reading App empowers persons with disabilities to ride bus

City files for conciliation with ATU negotiations

Assistance from provincial conciliator to help move bargaining forward GUELPH, ON, March 27, 2014 – The City has requested the assistance of a provincially appointed conciliator to resolve outstanding bargaining matters with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1189 and move the bargaining process forward. Since last fall, the City and ATU have met a total of 14 days to negotiate the terms of a new contract for the City’s 205 Guelph Transit employees. Although the discussions to date have been respectful, they have not achieved the progress the City expects. “Guelph Transit employees play an important role in this organization and provide a vital service to the community”, said David Godwaldt, General Manager of Human Resources. “The City strongly believes in competitively compensating these… Continue reading City files for conciliation with ATU negotiations