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Major Changes Coming to Brampton Transit Soon

There are a few things Bramptonians can expect as fall approaches in Brampton. The leaves will change colours, pumpkin spice lattes will be all the rage, and several changes are coming to public transit, from service improvements, to fare changes, to new routes, and beyond. Starting on September 4, Brampton Transit’s service improvements are coming

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Big Infrastructure News for Brampton

Roads, transit, water systems, and beyond – some say a city is only as strong as its infrastructure. Now, Brampton is getting a big investment from the federal government that will bring upgrades to the entire city. The feds recently announced that the first of two annual funding transfers is now available for more than

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OC Transpo to hand out 345 pink slips by Aug. 3

  We must maintain the fight against LRT and privatization. The city of Ottawa’s transit service will be handing out layoff notices to 345 of its employees by Aug. 3, ahead of the anticipated opening of the Confederation light rail transit (LRT) line at the end of the year. The city confirmed Tuesday afternoon that

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Brampton Transit installing bus driver safety shields across fleet after big spike in assaults

Report shows crimes on the city’s bus operators have more than doubled since 2016 Brampton council has approved a $2.5 million initiative aimed at safeguarding the city’s bus drivers. At its June 27 meeting, council unanimously gave Brampton Transit the green light to install transit operator safety shields across its fleet of 422 buses. According

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Ontario’s First Electric Buses Arriving in 2019

Province Purchasing Electric Buses and Chargers for Brampton and York Region Ontario is reducing the greenhouse gas emissions of municipal transit systems by launching a new pilot program to test electric battery-powered buses on Brampton and York Region streets. This investment is part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan and is funded by proceeds from the province’s

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