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Brampton Transit Ridership Continues to Grow
By City of Brampton | Published  02/9/2013 | City of Brampton Announcements | Unrated
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Brampton - More than 18 million riders relied on Brampton Transit in 2012 to connect them to work, school, shopping, family and friends – a 12 per cent increase in ridership over 2011. The national average for transit ridership growth is 4 per cent annually.

Ridership takes into account a full trip as one ride, even though that passenger may transfer to one or two buses to complete their trip. Total 2012 ridership was 18,362,202 passengers.

Brampton Transit’s total boardings for 2012 was more than 29 million – a 13.9 per cent increase over 2011. Boarding numbers include each time a passenger transfers to another bus.

“Brampton’s modern, creative and competitive economy relies on world-class transit,” Mayor Susan Fennell said. “Over the next three years, Brampton’s bus rapid transit corridor will rapidly expand by connecting businesses, workers, students, GO train commuters, families and residents, from every corner of our city. This will make Brampton an even more attractive city to open a business, find a job and get to work.”

Last November, Brampton Transit launched its third bus rapid transit (BRT) line with Züm Steeles Avenue. This new service was complemented by the concurrent opening of the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Avenue and Main Street. These events marked the close of the first phase of BRT in Brampton.

Phase II is scheduled to start in 2014. It will bring BRT service to Bovaird Drive, and expand service westbound along Steeles Avenue and Queen Street. Completion is expected by the end of 2017.

Züm BRT service is the City of Brampton’s response to the need for improved transportation options within Canada’s fourth-fastest growing city. The City’s first BRT line – Züm Queen Street – opened in September 2010, along with the Bramalea Terminal. Züm Main Street service launched in September 2011.
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