Transit

The Roadmap Forward

The Roadmap forward include many options that will move Guelph Transit in the right position to provide higher-order transit service (BRT/LRT) within Guelph, to provide better public service and reaching the goal set out in the Places to Grow, 2006 Growth Strategy of 15% transit modal split.

For 2017, the City is proposing changes to peak service on routes with historically light passenger loads. Changing service frequency from 20 to 30 minutes on these routes would allow the City to reallocate buses to routes with higher occupancy loads. This change would improve the customer experience and reduce the number of under-used buses.

Travel times have been checked on all routes to ensure that schedules can be maintained during peak and off-peak periods. It is recommended that peak service be reduced to 30 minutes for the following routes:

• 2 A/B City Loop; • 4 York; • 9 Waterloo; • 10 Imperial; • 13 Victoria Road Recreation Centre; • 16 Southgate; and • 20 Northwest Industrial.

Guelph Transit will propose reinstatement of 20 minute peak service on the following routes should budget become available.

2019: 9 Waterloo, 10 Imperial and 13 Victoria Road Recreation Centre

2020: 2A/B City Loop

2021: 4 York, 16 Southgate and 20 Northwest Industrial

Over the next decade, the City of Guelph will need to focus its resources and work to implement the short-term goals set out in this plan as well as future transit recommendations.

Short, Mid, and Long Term Priorities and Growth Plans

2017
• Add four new buses
• Add 15 new operators
• Introduce Gordon/Norfolk/Woolwich corridor route
• Increase to 10-minute frequency during peak hours on routes:
1A/B College Edinburgh
50 Stone Road Express
• Reduce to 30-minute frequency during peak hours on routes:
2A/B City Loop
4 York
9 Waterloo
10 Imperial
13 Victoria Road Recreation Centre
16 Southgate
20 Northwest Industrial
• Develop a new Guelph Transit Strategy, ready for Council approval and inclusion in the 2018 Budget

2018
• Add four new buses
• Add 10 new operators
• Introduce route 21 Speedvale
• Begin to implement transit priority measures and transit strategy recommendations

2019
• Add four new buses
• Add six new operators
• Increase to 20-minute frequency during peak hours on Routes
9 Waterloo
10 Imperial
13 Victoria Road Recreation Centre
• Increase to 10-minute frequency on Sundays and holidays on
Gordon/Norfolk/Woolwich
• Continue to implement transit priority measures and transit strategy recommendations

2020
• Add four new buses
• Add five new operators
• Increase to 20-minute frequency during peak hours on route 2A/B
City Loop
• Continue to implement transit priority measures and transit
strategy recommendations

2021
• Add four new buses
• Add four new operators
• Increase to 20-minute frequency during peak hours on routes 4
York, 16 Southgate and 20 Northwest Industrial
• Continue to implement transit priority measures and transit
strategy recommendations

2022
• Add four new buses achieving spare percentage target for Fleet
• Continue to implement transit priority measures and transit
strategy recommendations

2023–2035
• Continue to implement transit priority measures and transit
strategy recommendations

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