Post Tagged with: "Grand River Transit"

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Waterloo region council announces mandatory face mask bylaws

Waterloo region council has announced the approval of the bylaws that will require people to wear masks on Grand River Transit and indoor public spaces, effective on July 13.  The council approved the bylaws in a meeting on Monday night, in an additional effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  The bylaws will be in place until Sept. 30, with […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Local, News ·
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Understanding the GRT strike

Following the Grand River Transit (GRT) bus strike, which began last Tuesday, Jan. 21, after the breakdown of discussions, talks to resume transit services began once more on Tuesday, Jan. 28 — with a tentative agreement being reached until Thursday, Jan. 30.  The union representing Grand River Transit and MobilityPLUS operators, Unifor Local 4304, made the decision to strike last week due to an […]

by Emily Waitson· · Local, News ·
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Laurier OneCards get revamped for more efficient transit and building access

Wilfrid Laurier University has begun rolling out new OneCards with increased functionality to all incoming and returning students, as well as staff and faculty. While new students get the cards automatically, existing students have to go and trade their old ones in. The new OneCards, which contain “chip” technology similar to that found on debit and credit cards, are intended […]

by Jake Watts· · Campus, News ·
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UPDATED: GRT strike averted

It was announced on Thursday evening that Grand River Transit employees, including GRT operators, dispatchers, mechanics and service attendances, would officially be going on strike on Monday, April 3 at 5:00 a.m. On Sunday, it was announced that a tentative agreement was reached with the Region of Waterloo and operations would commence as usual on Monday. According to The Waterloo […]

by Kaitlyn Severin· · Local, News ·
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Unsigned: supporting free transit for lower incomes

The Alliance Against Poverty is attempting to get the Grand River Transit Commission to allow low-income people to ride the bus free of charge. Obviously, this is a good idea. However, the logistics of such a program are harder to understand, especially from our standpoint as university students. Each semester, we pay a greatly reduced rate for our bus passes. […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·