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Burlington Transit Will Begin Collecting Fares Again Sept. 1, Downtown Terminal Reopens Aug. 19


*Please see below a service update announcement issued by Burlington Transit.

August 4, 2020

Aug. 4 Service Update

Fare Collection – Sept. 1, 2020

Starting Sept. 1, Burlington Transit will be collecting fares on all Burlington Transit buses. Pay your fares using a PRESTO card. Visit the Fares page for more information.

If you are a SPLIT customer, you can pick up your SPLIT pass starting Aug. 19, at the Downtown Terminal, 430 John St. One customer will be allowed in the building at a time. You may want to add extra time for COVID-19 measures.

Downtown Terminal Re-Opens Aug. 19, 2020

Burlington Transit’s Downtown Terminal, 430 John St., is reopening on Aug. 19, 2020 with limited services.  The Terminal will be open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We are following provincial and City COVID-19 safety procedures. Please work with us to keep everyone safe and:

  • Wear a mask,
  • Use hand sanitizer often and
  • Give us your name and phone number for contact tracing

We are offering:

  • SPLIT Passes
  • ePurse Loads
  • Free Seniors Pass
  • Lost & Found

Right now, we are not selling:

  • Monthly Passes
  • U-Pass Add-ons

Payment Options

  • Debit and Credit Only

ePurse Loads also available at and GO Stations.

Schedule Changes – Aug. 23, 2020

We are adding more service on all Burlington Transit routes starting Aug. 23.

Updated Schedules

Peak service is between 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

PRESTO updates

Tap only your PRESTO card. New PRESTO machines have been installed on buses so you must remove your PRESTO card from your wallet or purse.


We know our residents rely on transit to get to work and their activities, and reintroducing fares allows us to provide more spaces on our bus while also keeping physical distancing. Fares remain free for our low-income residents and seniors. A reminder to everyone that masks are mandatory on transit, including for drivers unless they are behind a physical barrier.

*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist

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