Some Things You Didn’t Know About Milton’s Transit System

How much do you know about the Milton Transit system?

If your answer is not that much, then we have some facts you may want to be aware of.

We have previously looked at both the Oakville and Burlington Transit systems in terms of accessibility and affordability. Now, let's look at the Milton Transit system.

Much like the other two transit systems, Milton Transit users have multiple options in regards to payment. Riders can pay in cash, using tickets, using a monthly pass, or a day pass.

Children who are 5-years-old or younger can ride for free. Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) cardholders can also ride for free.

When paying in cash the price is the same for all ages, $3.75.

The prices for tickets, according to the Milton Transit website, vary depending on age. For a youth, someone between the ages of six and 19, to purchase tickets it will cost $22 (for a book of 10-ride). For an adult, someone between the ages of 20 and 64, to purchase tickets it will cost $30 (for a book of 10-ride). For a senior, someone who is 65 or older, to purchase tickets it will cost $21 (for a book of 10-ride).

Monthly passes also vary in price depending on age. For a youth to purchase a monthly pass, which will allow the user unlimited rides, it will cost $60, for an adult it will cost $81, and for a senior it will cost $52.

For more information about when monthly passes can be purchased, visit the Milton Transit website.

Day passes, for one adult or senior and up to three youths, can also be purchased for $8.50.

GO Transit Fare Integration is also compatible with Milton's Transit system. The cash fare is $0.75 and the monthly pass costs $30.

For more information about GO Transit Integration and PRESTO card usage, visit the Milton Transit website.

SPLIT passes, Subsidized Passes for Low-Income Transit, are also available to Milton Transit users. These passes are funded by the Halton Region and provide monthly transit passes, at a lower rate, for residents who fall into the low-income threshold.

Milton Transit has done a lot to ensure that the system is accessible for everyone. Over the past several years Milton Transit has worked to purchase fully accessible buses, install accessibility infrastructure at the Milton GO Station, install and implement electronic visual and audible annunciation and pre-board annunciation equipment, and lots more.

The draft for the Milton Transit 2019 Accessibility Plan can be found on the Milton Transit website.

A few things that are outlined in this draft include continuing to improve infrastructure at bus stops, and other transit-related infrastructure, finishing the new Milton Transit branding for bus stop signs and ensuring sign legibility and visibility, implanting a new specialized transit service delivery model that will accommodate growth and enhance customer service, and more.

The final draft of the Milton Transit 2019 Accessibility Plan will be presented to council on Dec. 17, 2018

Click here to view the Milton Transit 2019 Transit Accessibility Plan (draft) in full.

In addition to listing improvements that have been made and will be made, this plan outlines the accessibility barriers that have been removed within the past year, as well as outlining how Milton Transit plans to abide by the IASR (Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation) in 2019.

Some accessibility features that are currently available to riders include mobility aid ramps, kneeling features, mobility aid spaces, stanchions, grab-bars and slip-resistant flooring, and stop request buttons and announcements.

Milton Transit also offers secondary school connections, GO Transit connections, Trans-Cab services, and Milton access+.

According to the Milton Transit website, Trans-Cab, "Is a supplementary service offered by Milton Transit and a local taxi operator to provide door-to-bus and bus-to-door service for passengers in areas with reduced travel demand."

"Milton access+ is a door-to-door, shared ride specialized transit service for persons with disabilities," according to the Milton Transit website.

"Eligibility for the service is application-based and determined on a passenger’s ability to consistently use conventional transit services because of a disability, either short-term or long-term."

What do you think of Milton's current transit system?

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