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Notice of Public Information Centre for Proposed September Service Changes - Monday, June 4th

A reader sends along the following notice:

All members of the public are invited to attend a Public Information Centre regarding proposed service changes effective September 4, 2007.

Monday, June 4, 2007
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Burlington Central Library, Centennial Room
2331 New Street, Burlington
For further information please contact:
Al Kirkpatrick, Transit Manager via e-mail to or by phone (905)335-7600 ext.7845

A survey form will be available at the meeting to provide comments.

Proposed service changes include:

Service level enhancements:

  • Route #1 Plains-Fairview: Accessing Aldershot GO Station from 5:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
  • Route #7 - Tyandaga: Providing transit into the Freeman (Leighland) Community from 6:19 a.m. to 8:49 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. to 7:17 p.m.;
  • Route #13 - New/Rebecca: Providing service on Burloak Drive, north of New Street to Great Lakes Boulevard;
  • Alton Community (between Walkers Line and Appleby Line, north of Dundas Street, south of Hwy. 407): Providing Dial-a-Ride service to new area. To connect with Routes 6 - Headon Forest and 15 Walkers.

Student Enhancements:

  • Providing “Student Activity Pass” to Halton District Board of Education for use Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., September 2007 to June 2008, to encourage participation in extra-curricular school activites.
  • Implementing “Student Freedom Pass” (name change replacing Student Activity Pass - introduced September 2006) $20.00 per calendar month, Monday to Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., all day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays when Burlington Transit is operating.

Decommissioning of “ComboCard” System:

  • Burlington Transit’s smart card the “ComboCard” will be fully decommissioned on effective September 4, 2007 to be replaced with paper ticket and pass products. The system was fully implemented in 1994 and has served Burlington Transit and our customers very well over the past 13 years. Burlington Transit is an active participant and early adopter in the new GTA Fare System, a contactless smart card system that will be implemented across the GTA by 2010. Burlington Transit along with Oakville Transit and GO Transit are scheduled to be the first “revenue service” launch of the this new system to be implemented in late 2008.