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Brampton Transit Bus Network

Brampton upholds a successful transit network, currently servicing over 20 million yearly riders. The national average for transit ridership growth is approximately 3%; however, in Brampton it has increased by 40%.

That’s an impressive number that is no doubt due to the proficiency, cleanliness and dependability of the service, and customer-focused features like Real-Time Technology, Next Bus Alerts and Transit Signal Priority.

With over 20 million kilometres travelled each year, Brampton Transit buses provide a peaceful and safe environment for riders. This, along with user accessibility, is what makes Brampton Transit buses the preferred method of commuting in the city.

The Brampton Transit rider profile is composed of a wide-ranging mix of travellers. Different ethnic backgrounds, financial brackets and age groups make up the ridership because that is exactly the profile of the city itself: Populated and diverse.

Below you can see four very important points that make the Brampton Transit ridership the successful entity that it is:

  1. 1. Riders are environmentally conscious
    Close to 1-10 riders ride bicycles to or from their stop or terminal
  2. 2. Riders are employed
    48% of them have jobs while another 40% are students
  3. 3. Riders are connected
    90% of them have the Internet at home, and 57% of them have a smart phone with mobile Internet access
  4. 4. Riders are happy with the Brampton Transit system
    78% of them claim to enjoy their experiences riding the buses in the network

The Brampton Transit system is made up of 376 buses, 98 of which are part of the Züm fleet. A total of 45 routes service the entire region of Brampton, providing unmatched connectivity for residents and visitors. Buses can seat 37 to 56 and are either 40’ or 60’ in length.

The Züm buses (pronounced “zoom”) are a facet of the Brampton Transit system. Züm operates as a BRT service (Bus Rapid Transit) with four main service corridors. Similar to a light-rail system, Züm aims at providing speedy service with fewer stops.

The Brampton Transit system is user friendly. Passengers receive ample time to reach their destination. With two hours of transfer time, this increases the amount of time riders are using the system (transfers even work between regular and Züm buses). With more time spent travelling, the more time riders can spend looking at advertising on the interior of the buses.

Riders can accurately time their commutes by using the Real-Time Next Bus Information system. Commuters need only to key in a bus stop number and receive timing updates online, by email, through text or via phone. The Real-Time Next Bus Information system gives travellers more time on the bus and less time waiting for it to come.

Finally, the TSP (Transit Signal Priority) is in effect in Brampton, which means that the Brampton Transit buses are equipped with a technology that allows them to lengthen a green light or shorten a red one at certain intersections. This technology helps keep the buses running on schedule and the riders content.


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