Brampton Transit increasing operating capacity
The City of Brampton has announced Brampton Transit will soon begin operating at an increased capacity.
Starting July 2, 40-foot buses will allow a maximum of 35 people aboard, while 60-foot busses will allow a maximum of 55 people aboard.
This increased capacity is equivalent to full-seated loads, although passengers may choose to sit or stand.
Additionally, passengers aboard all Brampton Transit buses will be required to wear a mask at all times, with the exception of children under the age of two, and those unable to wear a mask due to a medical condition.
Further, Brampton Transit will also be resuming fare collection starting July 2—riders are encouraged to pay their fares using PRESTO cards in order to prevent person-to-person contact.
Moreover, passengers will be required to board busses through the front doors and exit through the rear doors—however, those with accessibility needs will be permitted to exit through the front doors.
"As part of our reopening and recovery plan, several changes are coming to Brampton Transit starting July 2. Buses will operate at increased capacity, non-medical masks or face coverings will be mandatory, and fare payment and front door boarding will be reinstated,” Mayor Patrick Brown said in a news release.
“These changes will keep the community healthy and safe while ensuring we have efficient and reliable transit service in Brampton,” he continued.
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