The City of Burlington wants to hear from Burlington Transit riders and individuals who currently do not use Burlington Transit about their thoughts and experiences with public transit in the city.
The information gathered from the public will be used to help shape a Transit Plan for Burlington that will guide the development of a new transit network that meets the needs of the city’s growing population over the next 25 years.
Feedback can be shared by completing an online survey available until March 26 here:
- The Transit Plan will be a multi-year plan that will guide new investment in a new transit network for the city that aims to:
- Increase frequency and reliability of bus service
- Focus service on the city’s most heavily travelled streets
- Create better connections with other major transportation systems like GO rail who will increase the frequency of their service to two-way, all-day service every 15 minutes by 2025.
- Improve the comfort and convenience of taking transit.
- A report about Burlington’s Transit Plan is expected to be presented to Burlington City Council in May 2018.
- On Jan. 29, 2018, Burlington City Council approved an investment of $1.55 million in transit as part of the city’s 2018 operating budget to provide stability to Burlington Transit’s operations and improve the reliability of the public transit service. Funding of $500,000 was also approved in the city’s 2018 capital budget for the installation of video cameras on buses.
- Burlington is growing. The 2016 Census data shows Burlington grew by 7,535 people between 2011 and 2016 – a 4.3 per cent overall growth rate. Ontario’s Places to Grow Act mandates that Burlington plan for a population of 193,000 by 2031, however, the city will reach this population number within the next few years.
Links and Resources
- For more information about the Burlington Transit Plan, visit www.burlingtontransit.ca/transitplan
- For more information about how the City of Burlington is growing and the proposed new Official Plan, visit www.burlington.ca/growbold
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If you have questions or feedback to share about the development of the new Transit Plan, please contact:
Marketing and Customer Service Coordinator
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7853