On the Move: Milton Transit Service Review and Master Plan Update

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Share your feedback about Milton Transit services, your ideas for shaping the future of Milton Transit, and how you travel throughout Milton and the surrounding municipalities.  Your input will be used to influence important policies and plans for Milton Transit.

About the Study

What is it?

Milton has partnered with WSP Canada Group for developing a five year Transit Master Plan for 2019-2023, to be done in 2018/2019. The plan will review and recommend service improvements, introduce new innovative services and implement advanced technologies to support Milton Transit service growth.

Why is Milton doing this Master Plan?

The population is expected to grow from 110,000 currently to 228,000 by 2031. Milton is a place of possibility for residents, businesses, students and visitors. New developments like a university campus, innovation centre and local GO Transit upgrades will change the community landscape. To support these initiatives, Milton Transit will need to grow and adapt.

The Service Review and Master Plan will help prioritize and provide direction over the next five years.

The key objectives of the Transit Master Plan are:

  1. To develop short term, mid-term and long term recommendations for improvements that will result in an improved service delivery and efficiency strategy.
  2. To complete a review of existing transit services, both conventional and specialized, and clarify the Town’s strategic priorities for delivery of services and operations, while focusing on the overall quality, performance and efficiency of transit services and on the role transit plays in Milton.

About the Study

What is it?

Milton has partnered with WSP Canada Group for developing a five year Transit Master Plan for 2019-2023, to be done in 2018/2019. The plan will review and recommend service improvements, introduce new innovative services and implement advanced technologies to support Milton Transit service growth.

Why is Milton doing this Master Plan?

The population is expected to grow from 110,000 currently to 228,000 by 2031. Milton is a place of possibility for residents, businesses, students and visitors. New developments like a university campus, innovation centre and local GO Transit upgrades will change the community landscape. To support these initiatives, Milton Transit will need to grow and adapt.

The Service Review and Master Plan will help prioritize and provide direction over the next five years.

The key objectives of the Transit Master Plan are:

  1. To develop short term, mid-term and long term recommendations for improvements that will result in an improved service delivery and efficiency strategy.
  2. To complete a review of existing transit services, both conventional and specialized, and clarify the Town’s strategic priorities for delivery of services and operations, while focusing on the overall quality, performance and efficiency of transit services and on the role transit plays in Milton.

Milton Transit invites you to share your story, with your experience using Milton Transit current day, your hopes for future, and ideas for how Milton Transit fits within your complete community!  

Share your very own 'What', 'Why', 'How' and 'Who' with Milton Transit as we perform 2019-2023 Milton Transit Service Review and Master Plan Update.

Milton Transit looks forward to rich discussions based on stories shared here.

Thanks for sharing your story!  Milton Transit 

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • Improvement Suggestions

    by Juan, 9 months ago

    - Create more sheltered bus stops as most are out in the open.

    - Have more frequent bus times.

    - Service to places outside Milton (Oakville, Campbellville, Missisauga, Burlington, Brookville).

    - Transit on Sundays (Doesn't have to be as frequent).

    - Mobile app with live bus timing, reroutes and cancellations. 

    - Better connections to high schools (more school special times and locations)

    - More bus routes to further popular places in Milton (e.g., Mattamy Cycling Center, Glen Eden/ Kelso, Toronto Premium Outlets)  

     

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  • Busing Supplement During Exam Time

    by MB, 10 months ago

    During exam time, once the exams end around 10 AM, the school buses don’t run until the normal dismissal time, around 3 PM. The same could be said for exam review day. If the school buses cannot be moved to run earlier, it may be an intelligent idea to run all of the Milton Transit school bus services earlier on these days to help support students.

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  • Use some simple common sense.

    by miltonmagic, 10 months ago

    You cannot buy a ticket or get change for Milton Transit at the Go Station.

    That is supposed to be a transportation hub?

    Give the Milton Transit drivers access to the washrooms at the Go station. That will keep a warm bus at the Go station for passengers to sit in while the driver gets to use the washroom. The drivers have to take a 40 foot bus over to the gas bar at Thomson and block a lane to get access to a restroom and drive around the whole block to come back to the Go station and be... Continue reading

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  • Is it possible to link with other Halton/Peel systems?

    by Trifosajane, 10 months ago

    In addition to a unified payment system for the region, it would be great to connect Milton with other regional systems (not just through Go but through local transit options) to allow people to get to different places (movie theatres, malls, different Go station options, hospitals etc.). Would make Milton less isolated and more integrated with the wider region.  Thinking of TransLink in Vancouver - everything is integrated and you can get almost anywhere. 

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  • An "orbiter" bus system

    by Trifosajane, 10 months ago

    It would be good to have buses which orbit the town clockwise and counterclockwise: 

    An inner loop: LSL, Thompson, Main, Bronte 

    An outer loop: Britannia, Tremaine, Steeles, Trafalgar

    Then have connections from points on that route to the Go station, various other hubs (e.g. Main Library, Sports Centre, the Mall (if it ever comes back to life). This would help people get to work (hospital, the outlet mall, new businesses around town) and help the high school students to and from their various schools/programs/activities. 

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  • More services to carpool

    by Enas, 10 months ago

     that would be great if they make more services to the carpool  during weekdays every 60 minutes like route 1C does on Saturday

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  • Suggestions

    by Srikanth, 12 months ago

    I have several suggestions. See below. Also see my comments in response to posts under “Buses for Each GO Train”, “No Bus Route from Farmstead to high school (Craig Kielburger)”. 

    1. Route Review / Capacity Planning

    Review of routes (and stops) should be done at least once in 2 years. Population distribution and demographics rapidly change, especially in growing “towns” like Milton. Capacity planning and optimal resource utilization should be flexibly in-line with such periodic reviews. Analysis and decisions must be "data driven".

    2. Cashless Payment Options

    Requiring exact change, especially in this day & age, is annoying and off-putting.... Continue reading

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  • Buses for each GO train

    by hashirahmed, 12 months ago

    Morning GO trains depart every 15 minutes but buses are scheduled every 30 minutes which means that bus commuters have access to limited number of trains. Please run buses for all GO trains. 

    Secondly as already mentioned, integration with Presto card is of importance, real time bus arrival, heated bus stops will all help attract more commuters and will increase revenue for Milton Transit. 

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  • No bus route from Farmstead to high school (Craig Kielburger )

    by eric4098262, 12 months ago

    Hello,

    I noticed all buses go to Milton GO station, there is no buses help kids go to high schools.

    I live at Farmstead & Louis Saint Laurent. My daughter is going to high school next year to Craig Kielburger Secondary School. 

    The reason for this is Craig Kielburger is the only school offers IB program in Milton that my daughter will go, not my home high school Milton District High School.

    Because of this, my daughter won't able to come back home by taking Milton Bus after school.

    Could you please add this consideration for your future bus planning?

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  • Suggestion

    by nshah, 12 months ago

    Install presto card reader on buses. Carrying 75 cents change for go transfer is very inconvenient.

    All bus shelters at milton go station should be heated and have doors that can be closed. The existing heated shelter at milton go bus stop at go station does not provide heat at all because there are no doors.

    Real time info of bus location via app.

    Transit app with schedules

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