City responds to public feedback with extension of Branford Transit services beginning September 2, 2018 

For Immediate Release
8/15/2018 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Director, Communications & Community Engagement 
Phone: 519-759-4150 

BRANTFORD, ON – In 2016 the City completed a comprehensive review and assessment of our transit services, the outcome of which is a new vision and 5 year draft plan that will make our transit services more customer-focused, inter-connected and sustainable. A vital part of the plan’s development involved a six-month consultation process to understand public needs and collect input and feedback to create a customized made-in-Brantford plan.

Today, the City of Brantford is pleased to announce the extension of regular transit service beginning September 2, 2018. In addition to extending “Regular Service” to 9:00 pm Monday to Saturday, schedule changes will also provide better transit service to the Northwest industrial area of the city (NWIA), where the community expressed a greater transit presence was needed.

Sunday Service will also see great improvements with “Regular Routes” leaving the terminal hourly, and NWIA Special hourly on the half hour. Service hours on Sunday are 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

“We recognize the importance of a strong transit network for this community,” said Mike Bradley, Director of Fleet and Transit Services for the City of Brantford. “As our population continues to grow, we recognize that our service needs to expand to meet enhanced demand. We are committed to ensuring that reliable and convenient transit service options remain a priority for the City of Brantford.”

In addition to the extension of routes, the City also wants to make it easier and more affordable for young families to stay active in our community. Also beginning September 2nd, 2018, passengers between the ages of 5-11 years old can ride FREE Brantford Transit.

While City Council also plans to explore the possibility of extending the free service to passengers between the ages of 12-17 years old, currently the free service will only apply to those between the ages of 5-11 years old beginning September 2, 2018.

These service enhancements are part of a series of improvements the City is implementing in response to public feedback and analysis received as a result of a Comprehensive Transit Operational Review regarding operational aspects of Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift including routes, schedules, user needs and administration of services.

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Media Contact:

Stephanie Quattrociocchi
Communications Specialist
Communications and Community Engagement
Office of the CAO | City of Brantford
519-759–4150 Ext. 5533 | SQuattrociocchi@brantford.ca