Transit Service Strategy

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Get Involved. Get Informed.
Get On-Board!

The Town of Halton Hills has explored opportunities towards providing a “Made-in-Halton Hills” solution that meets the current and future mobility needs of the community. The strategy aligns with the Town’s Strategic Action Plan and builds on the existing ActiVan specialized transit service and the Regional GO Train services.

The Town retained WSP Canada Group Ltd. to develop the Transit Service Strategy which was completed in Spring 2019.

The key objectives of the Transit Service Strategy are:

  • Define the Town’s vision, mission and goals for transit taking in consideration the proposed growth in the community and emerging trends in the transportation industry.
  • Educate, consult and engage residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
  • Develop strategies for commuter, local, rural and specialized services.
  • Provide people of all ages and abilities with mobility options.
  • Provide a transit service that is financially feasible and sustainable.


Get Involved. Get Informed.
Get On-Board!

The Town of Halton Hills has explored opportunities towards providing a “Made-in-Halton Hills” solution that meets the current and future mobility needs of the community. The strategy aligns with the Town’s Strategic Action Plan and builds on the existing ActiVan specialized transit service and the Regional GO Train services.

The Town retained WSP Canada Group Ltd. to develop the Transit Service Strategy which was completed in Spring 2019.

The key objectives of the Transit Service Strategy are:

  • Define the Town’s vision, mission and goals for transit taking in consideration the proposed growth in the community and emerging trends in the transportation industry.
  • Educate, consult and engage residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
  • Develop strategies for commuter, local, rural and specialized services.
  • Provide people of all ages and abilities with mobility options.
  • Provide a transit service that is financially feasible and sustainable.


Q&A

We want to hear from you! What are your thoughts on the future of transit in Halton Hills? A key component of the Transit Service Strategy is involvement from the community. 

Please let us know if you have a question related to transit in Halton Hills. Questions will be answered within one business week.  

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  • Share May I know at what stage we are for adopting any of the Transit strategies? It was supposed to commence in 2019, not sure what's the progress. on Facebook Share May I know at what stage we are for adopting any of the Transit strategies? It was supposed to commence in 2019, not sure what's the progress. on Twitter Share May I know at what stage we are for adopting any of the Transit strategies? It was supposed to commence in 2019, not sure what's the progress. on Linkedin Email May I know at what stage we are for adopting any of the Transit strategies? It was supposed to commence in 2019, not sure what's the progress. link

    May I know at what stage we are for adopting any of the Transit strategies? It was supposed to commence in 2019, not sure what's the progress.

    Nitin asked almost 2 years ago

    Thank you for your question.  

    The Town is implementing the approved Transit Service Strategy as a phased approach.  The recommended Steeles Avenue corridor route will commence service in September 2022 in partnership with Milton Transit.  All other recommendations within the approved Transit Service Strategy will be considered as part of future budgets.  

  • Share We are residents of Georgetown South. My soon to be 19 year old son is unable to obtain a drivers license due to a chronic medical condition. He has found full-time employment at Steeles and Fifth Line/Brownridge Line area in Georgetown. Is there any public transportation to get him to and from that area? What are families supposed to do for young people who cannot drive for medical reasons? on Facebook Share We are residents of Georgetown South. My soon to be 19 year old son is unable to obtain a drivers license due to a chronic medical condition. He has found full-time employment at Steeles and Fifth Line/Brownridge Line area in Georgetown. Is there any public transportation to get him to and from that area? What are families supposed to do for young people who cannot drive for medical reasons? on Twitter Share We are residents of Georgetown South. My soon to be 19 year old son is unable to obtain a drivers license due to a chronic medical condition. He has found full-time employment at Steeles and Fifth Line/Brownridge Line area in Georgetown. Is there any public transportation to get him to and from that area? What are families supposed to do for young people who cannot drive for medical reasons? on Linkedin Email We are residents of Georgetown South. My soon to be 19 year old son is unable to obtain a drivers license due to a chronic medical condition. He has found full-time employment at Steeles and Fifth Line/Brownridge Line area in Georgetown. Is there any public transportation to get him to and from that area? What are families supposed to do for young people who cannot drive for medical reasons? link

    We are residents of Georgetown South. My soon to be 19 year old son is unable to obtain a drivers license due to a chronic medical condition. He has found full-time employment at Steeles and Fifth Line/Brownridge Line area in Georgetown. Is there any public transportation to get him to and from that area? What are families supposed to do for young people who cannot drive for medical reasons?

    No License asked about 5 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The Town’s proposed Transit Service Strategy is reviewing options that will provide Transit to all residents that live within Halton Hills. There is a  public information centre scheduled on March 27, 2019 to review the proposed transit strategy and implementation plan. We are asking the residents of Halton Hills to attend the meeting and provide their feedback. As it relates to your family situation, we suggest that you contact the ActiVan office to determine if your son meets the criteria for the ActiVan program. Also, based on the age of your son, the Town does offer the Youth Taxi Scrip which offers subsidized taxi rides of 40% for all trips within Halton Hills. These options will assist in getting your son to his employment.

  • Share Will the transit stick to the Main St/Mill St/Hwy 7/25, or will it go to some streets eg: Elizabeth Drive and Birchway Place for seniors, also Holmesway Place/Cobblehill Co-op for young families? on Facebook Share Will the transit stick to the Main St/Mill St/Hwy 7/25, or will it go to some streets eg: Elizabeth Drive and Birchway Place for seniors, also Holmesway Place/Cobblehill Co-op for young families? on Twitter Share Will the transit stick to the Main St/Mill St/Hwy 7/25, or will it go to some streets eg: Elizabeth Drive and Birchway Place for seniors, also Holmesway Place/Cobblehill Co-op for young families? on Linkedin Email Will the transit stick to the Main St/Mill St/Hwy 7/25, or will it go to some streets eg: Elizabeth Drive and Birchway Place for seniors, also Holmesway Place/Cobblehill Co-op for young families? link

    Will the transit stick to the Main St/Mill St/Hwy 7/25, or will it go to some streets eg: Elizabeth Drive and Birchway Place for seniors, also Holmesway Place/Cobblehill Co-op for young families?

    Eileen Dix asked over 5 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The project team is currently conducting the necessary analysis on ridership demand, phasing and financial impacts on three proposed transit alternative scenarios.  Proposed route planning details have not been determined.  It’s anticipated that we will be going back to the community in the Spring of 2019 for their input on the proposed recommendations.  The public consultation details will be provided on the Town’s website and Let’s Talk Halton Hills.

  • Share Has the town ever made money or broke even on anything they run? on Facebook Share Has the town ever made money or broke even on anything they run? on Twitter Share Has the town ever made money or broke even on anything they run? on Linkedin Email Has the town ever made money or broke even on anything they run? link

    Has the town ever made money or broke even on anything they run?

    Willy Halladay asked over 5 years ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The Transit Service Strategy is to develop a plan that meets the needs of Halton Hills residents.  The financial analysis of the various alternatives options are currently being established and will be presented to the community and Council in 2019 for consideration.

  • Share Would like updates about future transit as things develop. Connecting Halton to boardering towns is very important for all ages. on Facebook Share Would like updates about future transit as things develop. Connecting Halton to boardering towns is very important for all ages. on Twitter Share Would like updates about future transit as things develop. Connecting Halton to boardering towns is very important for all ages. on Linkedin Email Would like updates about future transit as things develop. Connecting Halton to boardering towns is very important for all ages. link

    Would like updates about future transit as things develop. Connecting Halton to boardering towns is very important for all ages.

    Hamilton asked over 5 years ago

    Thank you for your interest in this project.

    Providing cross border transit into our neighbouring municipalities is being considered as part of the various alternatives.  It’s anticipated that we will be going back to the community in the Spring of 2019 for their input on the proposed recommendations.  The public consultation details will be provided on the Town’s web site and Let’s Talk Halton Hills.

  • Share Wouldn’t using an Uber style solution just exacerbate the problem of precarious employment in the GTA? A real transit system would provide real jobs. on Facebook Share Wouldn’t using an Uber style solution just exacerbate the problem of precarious employment in the GTA? A real transit system would provide real jobs. on Twitter Share Wouldn’t using an Uber style solution just exacerbate the problem of precarious employment in the GTA? A real transit system would provide real jobs. on Linkedin Email Wouldn’t using an Uber style solution just exacerbate the problem of precarious employment in the GTA? A real transit system would provide real jobs. link

    Wouldn’t using an Uber style solution just exacerbate the problem of precarious employment in the GTA? A real transit system would provide real jobs.

    waynekirley asked almost 6 years ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    The Transit Service Strategy will estimate the cost and staffing required to operate the Universal Transit Service using Transit buses (similar to ActiVan) operated by or under contract to the Town of Halton Hills, and compare that to the potential cost to be operated by transportation network companies (TNCs, like Uber) or by a local taxi operator.  As part of our  evaluation, we will review the trade-off between creating stable jobs by directly operating or contracting for the service, and the lower cost of providing the service using TNCs or taxis, although many other factors will be considered in determining how, and by whom, the service will be operated.  It is anticipated that we will be going back to the public with our preferred recommended strategy in 2019.

  • Share Why not just negotiate a volume rate with Uber, and then subsidize that rate to make it even more affordable for residents? Would save tremendous infrastructure investment and be unmatchable for convenience/level of service, etc. And it would save the taxpayers a ton of money. Thanks. on Facebook Share Why not just negotiate a volume rate with Uber, and then subsidize that rate to make it even more affordable for residents? Would save tremendous infrastructure investment and be unmatchable for convenience/level of service, etc. And it would save the taxpayers a ton of money. Thanks. on Twitter Share Why not just negotiate a volume rate with Uber, and then subsidize that rate to make it even more affordable for residents? Would save tremendous infrastructure investment and be unmatchable for convenience/level of service, etc. And it would save the taxpayers a ton of money. Thanks. on Linkedin Email Why not just negotiate a volume rate with Uber, and then subsidize that rate to make it even more affordable for residents? Would save tremendous infrastructure investment and be unmatchable for convenience/level of service, etc. And it would save the taxpayers a ton of money. Thanks. link

    Why not just negotiate a volume rate with Uber, and then subsidize that rate to make it even more affordable for residents? Would save tremendous infrastructure investment and be unmatchable for convenience/level of service, etc. And it would save the taxpayers a ton of money. Thanks.

    Al R. asked almost 6 years ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    The project team has developed three proposed transit alternatives to meet the needs of the community.  During the next phase of the study the project team will conduct further analysis on ridership demand, phasing and the financial impact.  As part of this review, it will look review an “Uber type” option and financial costs associated with that alternative.

  • Share Will transit be run by the Town or will it be open to a private company to run? on Facebook Share Will transit be run by the Town or will it be open to a private company to run? on Twitter Share Will transit be run by the Town or will it be open to a private company to run? on Linkedin Email Will transit be run by the Town or will it be open to a private company to run? link

    Will transit be run by the Town or will it be open to a private company to run?

    353 asked about 6 years ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    The existing ActiVan Program will be operated by Town staff effective July 1, 2018.  As part of the financial aspect of the Transit Service Strategy, it will evaluate both in-house and contracted services to provide the service.  It’s anticipated that the Transit Strategy will be finalized in the spring of 2019.