Brampton residents will reap benefits of transit upgrade


Published May 17, 2021 at 2:21 pm


Brampton Transit will receive $10M to make bus service more efficient for local users.

The money will go towards the design, build, and installation of all supporting devices, operating systems, networking gear, and software for the Computer Aided Dispatch and Automatic Vehicle Location systems.

These replacement systems will be installed on more than 450 Brampton buses. Work also includes the implementation and integration of subsystems, including interactive voice response, data radio network, more than 130 electronic signs at terminals and station stops, and outfitting busses with automatic passenger counters.

The addition of these new systems will improve data reliability, operational tracking, system capacity, and performance, allowing for a better quality and a more safer public transit system for residents in the City of Brampton.

All three levels of government will contribute to the project: $4M from the feds, $3.3M from the province and $2.6M from the city.

“The City of Brampton welcomes this significant investment in our public transit system,” said Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown at Monday’s virtual media conference.

“Brampton Transit is one of the fastest-growing transit networks in Canada, and the updated dispatch and vehicle location technologies will greatly enhance the real-time information, connectivity, quality and safety of public transit in Brampton. I look forward to continuing to work with all levels of government to bring investment to Brampton.”

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