Routes and schedules are changing to improve service
Guelph, Ont., August 24, 2017 – When buses begin to roll on the morning of September 3, Guelph Transit will be operating new routes, schedules and stops. Included in this route realignment is the introduction of the 99 Mainline that will run north and south along the Gordon/Norfolk/Woolwich corridor allowing passengers to travel though the city with greater ease.
Guelph Transit, and the City, is committed to building an efficient and effective transit system for Guelph. Realigning routes enables Guelph Transit to increase bus frequency in areas with heavy passenger loads, during specific times of day. These changes have been informed by public input, passenger data and transit operator feedback.
Community Bus Service
In addition to changes to conventional bus service, some changes to Community Bus service are taking place. Guelph Transit has initiated these changes in response to passenger data but will continue to work with the community to ensure equitable access to transportation.
Most notable among the changes to Community Bus service is the type of vehicle Guelph Transit uses in the delivery of the service. Using conventional buses instead of mobility buses for this service means passenger pick-up at the door isn’t possible in every case.
But “without question, everyone who needs public transit will continue to have direct access. If not through the Community Bus then through our Mobility Service,” says Mike Spicer, Guelph Transit general manager.
About 65 residents were onsite at City Hall last night to hear information about changes coming in September, and to meet one-on-one with Guelph Transit employees for route-planning assistance.
The session was the latest in a community engagement process during which the transit operation has sought public input. “We’ve been listening to all of our passengers, and we’re still listening,” says Spicer.
About Mobility Service
Mobility Service is a specialized service that provides convenient transportation from accessible-door-to-accessible-door within city limits and on the passenger’s schedule. This service is becoming more popular, so the City will continue to work with passengers and staff to improve its delivery.
Guelph Transit will be at Stone Road Mall on Saturday, August 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help community members understand the upcoming route changes and how they can get where they need to go.
The upcoming changes have been made within Guelph Transit’s current operating budget. There will be no additional cost to passengers or tax payers for these changes.
All September route information is available on guelphtransit.ca.
For more information
Guelph Transit General Manager
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3321