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Phil Meagher, General ...
Phil Meagher, General Manager
Guelph Transit, Public Services
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When asked about the referendum and ...
When asked about the referendum and student ridership, Guelph Transit general manager Phil Meagher said he couldn't comment until after the voting, as per an agreement with members of the CSA.
GUELPH - Phil Meagher isn't ...
GUELPH - Phil Meagher isn't surprised to hear that the public is confused about Guelph Transit rates and service after last week's marathon, two-night budget meeting.
The general manager of Guelph Transit
is scratching his
head as well - and crunching the new numbers he
has to work with in 2016.
"It was like following the bouncing ball," he
joked on Monday, referring to the drastic change from what staff had recommended in the budget, where transit was left at the end of Wednesday's budget meeting, and where it wound up on Thursday when council approved a 2.99 per cent increase to the city's overall operating budget.
"That means less revenue than forecast," Meagher
"We'll have to figure out how to manage it."
Low fuel prices have helped transit and if that continues, there might be some savings, Meagher
And the Amalgamated Transit Union's contract doesn't expire until 2017, so at least labour costs are known and fixed.
said Guelph Transit
is entering into negotiations with the University of Guelph
to decide a rate for students.
Every U of G student can ride Guelph Transit
for free during the school year; the cost is included in their tuition.
said there will be a referendum on campus in February and the new rates will take effect in September 2016.
said it's difficult to expand service when ridership growth has been slow.
While new routes have been floated as a way to increase convenience and ridership - and they are eagerly anticipated by transit riders - the funding hasn't come to implement the new system, Meagher
It will have to be put off for the 2017 budget, he
The approved budget with lower fares means even less revenue for Guelph Transit
than forecast, so it will be a challenge to balance the budget in 2016, Meagher
"Eventually a fare hike will have to happen," he
Phil Meagher, general ...
Phil Meagher, general manager of Guelph Transit, confirmed Tuesday that the city's contract with Pattison has the seven-bus minimum requirement for advocacy groups.
"The city's vendor for advertising on Guelph Transit's
buses is Pattison Outdoor Advertising," Meagher
said in an email.
"Through this vendor, advocacy groups are required to purchase a minimum order of seven ads."
said the change in the minimum order was not a change in city policy, but the result of a vendor change.
said the city is examining its policy's around advertising on city assets.
After receiving the petition, city staff was directed to create a corporate policy regulating advertisements on city assets "consistent with current applicable provincial and federal legislation, and in line with the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards as created and administered by Advertising Standards Canada."
Staff is in the process of creating the policy, and for the time being ads will continue to be accepted for city buses so long as they meet Guelph Transit's
advertising guidelines, Meagher
added in the email.
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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,â€� says Phil Meagher, general manager of Guelph Transit. â€œThis application will also be a good support tool for teaching seniors, children, and... Continue reading App empowers persons with disabilities to ride bus