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

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 

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  • Suggestions

    by Srikanth, 14 days 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, 15 days 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, 20 days 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, 21 days 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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  • Ideas

    by Sobti, 22 days ago

    - Intergrate Presto

    - Create heat activated shelters at major stops

    - Offer live time arrival updates at bus shelters

    - Create a mobile app that provides real time bus arrivals

    - Offer more express service from Milton to major destinations such as Union Station (Go Train) or North York (Yonge-Sheppard, Finch).

    Example::

    GO Bus 27C goes from Milton to North York VIA Mississauga

    There are quite a few of us that drive to Mississauga because the GO timing from Milton to Meadowdale far exceeds the drive itself

    Implementing express route to avoid Mississauga will ease the congestion on the... Continue reading

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  • Integrating with the GO

    by geminian, 23 days ago

    I believe Milton Transit integrates well with the GO train station and train timings, not really sure about the same for the GO bus station at Hwy401. More importantly, I strongly believe Milton Transit should adopt the Presto card system for seamless travel between the GO and Milton. Right now, lack of a viable payment option and a decent tracking of schedules is a reason why I do not use Milton Transit all that often.

    I would also suggest having Milton Transit and GO Train/Bus timings at all major bus shelters/stops.


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