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Brampton Transit increasing bus capacity, starting July 2

With guidance from Peel Public Health and as part of the City of Brampton’s reopening and recovery plan, starting Thursday, July 2, Brampton Transit is increasing the capacity limit aboard its buses.

The City reminds riders that Peel Public Health has re-affirmed the Government of Ontario’s strong recommendation that passengers wear masks aboard public transit vehicles. Wearing a non-medical mask is mandatory for Brampton Transit riders and operators on buses and at terminals from July 2. BT also resumes collecting fares and requiring passengers to board through the front doors of buses that day.

Since riders must wear masks, BT is increasing the capacity-limit for its buses. The transit is allowing a different maximum number of passengers on different-size buses:

  • 40-foot (12-metre) bus - 35 people; and
  • 60-foot (18-metre) bus - 55 people.

This larger capacity is equivalent to full-seated loads. Passengers can sit or stand.

BT warns that, if riders wear masks at all times aboard its buses, it can continue to operate with greater passenger loads. However, non-compliance with mask- wearing rules may result in Brampton Transit resuming its previous, lesser capacity level.