Burlington Transit is proud to have been providing public transportation to the City of Burlington since 1975. A member of the Canadian Urban Transit Association, we operate over 98 square kilometers of routes with a fleet of 54 buses, plus 8 specialized Handi-Van vehicles for persons with physical disabilities. We also augment our service by offering our Dial-a-Ride program with local taxi service on six of our routes.
Our staff of more than 125 employees boasts over 100 highly trained drivers. Many of whom have been recognized for their safety excellence and friendly service.
Burlington Transit offers bus transportation seven days a week from as early as 5:15 am to almost midnight on most routes Monday through Saturday, and from approximately 7:45am to almost 7:15pm on a limited, hourly route schedule on Sundays.
Our main bus terminal is located at 430 John Street, with both our transit yard and administration offices residing at 3332 Harvester Road. We provide seamless connections to Hamilton Street Railway and Oakville Transit as well as to GO Transit at the Appleby, Burlington, and Aldershot GO Train stations on the Lakeshore West line.
Our Environmental CommitmentAt Burlington Transit we are committed to actively supporting our environment and the air we breathe. As part of that commitment, we have undertaken a number of environmental initiatives.
For our Vehicles:
- Use of Ultra Low Sulphur diesel fuel and Eco Friendly refrigerant for air conditioning
- Using recycled oil products – transmission and engine
- Are set up for oil and antifreeze reclaiming/recycling
- We recycle used parts from retired buses like tires, rims, and batteries
- Use non-asbestos friction materials
- Use graphic film for striping and decals in lieu of paint on our buses
- We dispose of our oil filter through an environmental agency
- Installed biodegradable garbage bags on the buses
- We are converting and upgrading the fleet to dry cell batteries
- Converting and upgrading buses with LED lights
- Introducing diesel engine emission regen systems on all new buses purchased
- Have reduced bus idling from 10 minutes to 5 minutes
- Have installed bike racks on all of our buses
- Use of biodegrable cleaning products for the fleet
- Don’t use of aerosols that contain Fluorocarbons or Trichloroethane
- Use of radial tires and aluminum rims which means increased tire life, fuel efficiencies, and reduced rubber disposal
- We’re pre-charging the vehicle air systems prior start times to minimize vehicle run time
- We’ve introduced hybrid supervisory vehicles
In our Facility:
- Facility lighting improvements to energy efficient bulbs, LED’s and low wattage fluorescent tubes/bulbs
- Converted the forced air heaters in the maintenance/storage area to radiant heaters and installed a heat management system to control and monitor those heaters
- Installed fast roll up doors in the wash bay to reduce heat loss
- Replaced all overhead doors in maintenance and storage with insulated doors
- Installed auto sensors on overhead doors for opening and closing
- Only use non-oil based paints
- Recycle scrap metals, paper products, glass, and plastics
- Only use rechargeable batteries
- Installed waterless tank heater in maintenance
- Have replaced old inefficient appliances with energy efficient units