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What is the route ahead?
Burlington Transit hosting drop-in centres, August 24

Burlington Transit staff are starting to develop “The Route Ahead”, a master plan for transit in Burlington. They’re reviewing BT’s current conventional services and looking ahead to the future of Burlingon Transit from 2012 to 2021.

The master plan will set out ways to significantly increase the number of people using transit, improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of transit service, develop technology and marketing plans and review options for the downtown terminal. The Route Ahead will also include a strategy to implement the various recommendations of the master plan over ten years.

As a key component of this study, staff intend to consult with passengers, community groups and organizations and the public at large to determine public attitudes toward Burlington Transit and gain obtain input on strategic directions.

To start off, Burlington Transit is hosting two “Let’s Talk Transit” drop-in centres on Wednesday, August 24. During these informal sessions, members of the study team listen to your ideas and comments about Burlington Transit and answer your questions. Your input will help guide them in planning the study. Both sessions include one hour of formal deputations, where members of the public can make their opinions heard. A member of the consulting team will also be available for one-on-one interaction and discussions.

In the afternoon, the session takes place at:

Burlington Seniors Centre,
2285 New Street (in Central Park)
from 2 until 4 p.m.
Formal deputations: from 2:30 until 3:30 p.m.

Getting there by public transit
Inbound 4 Pinedale buses to the rear doors of the seniors centre, on Teen Tour Way.
Outbound 4 Pinedale buses to the front doors of the seniors centre on New Street.
Eastbound 10 New buses to New Street and Seneca Avenue, cross street at signal.
Westbound 10 **New buses to the front doors of the seniors centre on New Street.

In the evening, the session tales place at:

Burlington City Hall 426 Brant Street, Room 247
from 6 until 9 p.m.
Formal deputations: from 7 until 8p.m.

Getting there by public transit
Inbound 2 Brant and 5 Francis buses to the front doors of City Hall.
Outbound 2 Brant and 5 Francis buses to James and Brant Streets, across the street from City Hall. Burlington Transit’s 3 Guelph, 4 Pinedale and 10 New and the Hamilton Street Railway’s 11 Parkdale buses serve the Downtown Terminal, two blocks southeast of City Hall.

BT will conduct focus groups with residents and stakeholders that have an interest in transit services in September and October on the overall vision for Burlington Transit, key markets for increasing the numbers of riders and strategic directions for moving forward.

In mid-September, transit users can complete a survey on buses that will determine key information on demographics, trip characteristics and attitudes on public transit.

In late fall BT will host a public information centre for staff to present the results of consulting with the public, what the study found and to get feedback before finalizing study recommendations.

Inbound buses operate toward downtown.

Outbound buses operate away from downtown.