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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Make Your Voice Heard on Transit

I've been waiting on this one since last December, when, as part of its cost cutting measures, the City hit transit by pulling stat holiday service, raising fares and putting 20-minute schedules on hiatus from June till September. The notion of growth and planning in regards to transit is funny to me because every time our public transit system takes a step forward, the next move involves taking two steps back. (See: this year's budget; 40-minute peak service; fare increases to maintain same, or nearly same, level of service).

Anyway, here's the skinny. If you care about affordable, dependable, and inclusive public transit in the City of Guelph, please come to one of these meetings.

The City of Guelph invites residents and businesses to a Public Information Centre (PIC) to learn about Guelph’s Transit Growth Strategy and Plan.

Discussions will focus upon integration with regional transit and other modes, a new system of bus routes, the feasibility of new transit technologies and proposed improvements for mobility services. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the vision for the future of Guelph Transit!

City staff and members of the consulting team will be available to answer questions and to collect your comments.

If you are unable to attend, please submit your comments online by following the “planning for growth” link at guelphtransit.ca.

Tuesday, March 30
1–3 p.m.
Evergreen Senior’s Centre, 683 Woolwich St.


Tuesday, March 30
5–8 p.m.
City Hall, 1 Carden St.

About the Transit Growth Strategy
The City of Guelph is working with Dillon consulting to develop a Transit Growth Strategy and Plan to identify existing service improvements and long term requirements for conventional and mobility transit services.

As part of this process, the City is hoping to hear from transit riders and citizens who live, study and/or work in Guelph, in order to develop a comprehensive Transit Growth Strategy which will support a viable, reliable and attractive transit service for both local and regional travel.

Don’t miss this final opportunity for public consultation on the Transit Growth Strategy and Plan.

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