Milton adopts ambitious plan to improve local transit by 2029

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Published June 25, 2024 at 12:20 pm

Milton Transit long-term plan

Milton Council has endorsed a roadmap that will help improve and expand Milton Transit routes and services over the next five years.

The Milton Transit Five-Year Service Plan and Master Plan Update gives council and senior staff a strategic planning framework to grow local transit in line with anticipated population growth.

“In the years ahead, transit will help Milton evolve into a community with higher densities,” said Mayor Gord Krantz. “Approving the Milton Transit Five-Year Service Plan will guide Milton Transit in serving our growing community’s needs – now, and into the future.”

Milton has committed to delivering a safe, reliable, and integrated transit system as an option for navigating a community defined by smart density, placemaking, mobility and economic development.

The transit service update includes:

  • Recommendations to enhance Milton Transit’s network and services from 2025 to 2029
  • A transit investment strategy that targets one service hour per capita by 2041 which expands the current system by more than 150 per cent
  • A Zero-Emission Bus Feasibility Strategy and Fleet Transition Plan to support fleet electrification and future grant opportunities
  • Program improvements

“We want to thank the residents, businesses and partners who provided input into this service plan,” said Tony D’Alessandro, director, Transit Services. “We are excited that this updated plan will transform this feedback into tangible improvements to Milton’s transit services.”

The proposed 2029 transit network, shaped by community engagement, includes:

  • More direct transit routes
  • More frequent service
  • Extended evening and late-night services
  • Introduction of service on Sundays
  • Longer routes with new transfer points
  • Improved service coverage
  • Redistribution of OnDemand services
  • State-of-readiness for fleet electrification
  • Adoption of PRESTO fare system
  • Supportive marketing and communications

Service improvements are subject to adjustment and require annual Budget approval.

You can learn more about the plan here.

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