A Look at Some of Brampton Transit's More Interesting Bylaws


Although most people understand there's common sense protocol to abide by on public transportation, not everyone knows that Brampton Transit actually has its own set of bylaws and rules that prohibit everything from creative fare dodging to unleashed pets to inappropriate nudity.

Although it makes sense for public transportation to have set rules and regulations, such criteria has been top of mind since an unfortunate incident occurred on a TTC subway last week.

For those who are unaware, a nasty verbal argument erupted when a woman sat on a man's feet after he refused to remove them from the subway seat across from him. After the video, which was submitted to multiple media outlets by an uninvolved passenger, went viral, debates about who was right—the woman actively sitting on the man's feet to teach him a lesson or the man who pushed the woman off for touching him without consent—hit a fever pitch.

As it turns out, it's both wrong to touch another passenger and put your feet up on a seat (even an unoccupied one).

So, when it comes to Brampton Transit, what is and is not allowed?

According to this detailed document, some no brainer rules apply.

Passengers are prohibited from:

  • Boarding the bus without producing adequate fare 
  • Using an expired, revoked, fake or compromised ticket or pass
  • Riding, standing on and holding onto the outside of a Brampton Transit vehicle
  • Leaning out of (or placing a body part outside of) the bus unless they're exiting it
  • Exiting a moving bus
  • Damaging the bus
  • Placing their feet on the seats
  • Littering
  • Soliciting or selling anything of any kind
  • Urinating and defecating 
  • Bringing a firearm or explosive on board
  • Consuming alcohol
  • Playing a musical instrument
  • Forgoing shoes
  • Spitting
  • Disturbing the peace
  • Generally being a nuisance

So, there you have it, Brampton Transit—just like Metrolinx and the TTC—can enforce its own set of unique rules and fine bylaw breakers accordingly.

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