More buses added to meet growing demand in Burlington

Published May 26, 2023 at 10:13 am

Burlington transit bus forum

Burlington’s aging population and the general increase in need will see Burlington add one more Handi-Van to its bus fleet this year.

The Handi-Van is a specialized service offered by Burlington Transit that provides door-to-door service for people with disabilities or mobility issues.

According to a City of Burlington report, the additional service is necessary to meet the increasing demand in the community as more people come to rely on Handi-Vans. Users often have to book the Handi-Van several days in advance.

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward has commented in the past that the city has seen “an explosion” in the demand for the Handi-Van as so many people rely on the service to get around town.

Along with the news about the Handi-Van, Burlington is also adding four conventional buses to its fleet and nine more drivers.

To be eligible for the Handi-Van service you must first register. You can find more information here.

 

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