Better Transit

As Burlington's population continues to grow, moving around your city should be easy and convenient whether you choose to travel on f­oot, by car, bicycle or on Burlington Transit.

Establishing a grid network to meet the mobility needs of­ the city’s population over the next 20 years is not something that will happen overnight, but there are improvements to our current transit service we can make in the short term that will help lay the stepping stones of­ what is to come.

In 2019, Burlington Transit will recommend to Burlington City Council a f­ive-year business plan that will help begin the development o­f a new transit network and level of­ transit service in the city.

The goal ­of the new level of­ transit service will be to

  • Increase frequency and reliability of­ bus service
  • Focus service on the city's most heavily traveled streets
  • Create better connections with other major transportation systems like GO rail service
  • Improve the com­fort and convenience o­f taking transit.


As Burlington's population continues to grow, moving around your city should be easy and convenient whether you choose to travel on f­oot, by car, bicycle or on Burlington Transit.

Establishing a grid network to meet the mobility needs of­ the city’s population over the next 20 years is not something that will happen overnight, but there are improvements to our current transit service we can make in the short term that will help lay the stepping stones of­ what is to come.

In 2019, Burlington Transit will recommend to Burlington City Council a f­ive-year business plan that will help begin the development o­f a new transit network and level of­ transit service in the city.

The goal ­of the new level of­ transit service will be to

  • Increase frequency and reliability of­ bus service
  • Focus service on the city's most heavily traveled streets
  • Create better connections with other major transportation systems like GO rail service
  • Improve the com­fort and convenience o­f taking transit.


  • Better Transit - 2019 September Changes

    2019 is your year to discover better transit in Burlington.

    Burlington Transit is proposing changes to the transit system as part of a multi-year implementation of new routes, schedules and frequency.

    The objectives for changes this year include:

    • Moving to a grid network - A grid network operates buses on major roads in east-west and north-south directions. In a grid network, some customers may have to walk further to a bus stop but their bus will run more often 
    • Move to the south side of the Burlington GO Station – Operate buses along Fairview Street and have Burlington Transit buses

    2019 is your year to discover better transit in Burlington.

    Burlington Transit is proposing changes to the transit system as part of a multi-year implementation of new routes, schedules and frequency.

    The objectives for changes this year include:

    • Moving to a grid network - A grid network operates buses on major roads in east-west and north-south directions. In a grid network, some customers may have to walk further to a bus stop but their bus will run more often 
    • Move to the south side of the Burlington GO Station – Operate buses along Fairview Street and have Burlington Transit buses use the bus loop off Fairview Street
    • Reduce route duplication – Remove routes that cover the same roads as other routes 
    • Improve frequency of routes – Increase frequency on routes that travel along main roads
    Before starting the survey, please read the 2019 September Proposed Changes Handout.

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