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Just announced. 450 zero emission buses being purchased in Brampton. Funded via a CIB loan for about $450 million.

The Federal Liberals are in a hurry to burn off some CIB money. Using it for purposes for which it was never intended.
So be it......its already 'spent' on the Federal books..........might as well get it out the door to do something useful.
I assume the interest rate is extremely advantageous.

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Perhaps they'd like to 'loan' Toronto money for a host of projects.........

West Waterfront LRT
Waterfront East LRT
A massive expansion of Bikeshare

etc.
 

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2 days after Hamilton announces they are buying ~200 LNG buses, Brampton announces the purchase of 400+ Full electric.. typical.
 

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Which is ironic, given Hamilton's long history with electric buses.
Well.......

Hamilton also has a modern history of CNG & alternate fuels. And apparently is tied in to a contract for several more years, although with the benefit of still costing them far, far less than diesel would.

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Brampton has always been the friendly one to the TTC in terms of service within the boundary. You were always free to board and exit a Brampton bus within the Toronto boundary at all times and the zum was the only service that remained serving York U direct after the subway extension, but that's destined to change if this becomes a permanent thing. I would definitely like to see the 501 A/C buses reroute to the 407 station and then the subway remains as the free last mile transfer to the University, and it might even save some time as well as you don't have to deal with Keele, Steeles and Jane traffic anymore. This also benefits east Brampton as another option to get downtown or anywhere along the subway system, and with the benefit of a 24/7 free flowing highway, this is a win for so many different scenarios so they really should consider this.
 

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Brampton has always been the friendly one to the TTC in terms of service within the boundary. You were always free to board and exit a Brampton bus within the Toronto boundary at all times and the zum was the only service that remained serving York U direct after the subway extension, but that's destined to change if this becomes a permanent thing. I would definitely like to see the 501 A/C buses reroute to the 407 station and then the subway remains as the free last mile transfer to the University, and it might even save some time as well as you don't have to deal with Keele, Steeles and Jane traffic anymore. This also benefits east Brampton as another option to get downtown or anywhere along the subway system, and with the benefit of a 24/7 free flowing highway, this is a win for so many different scenarios so they really should consider this.

Unlike Mississauga or YRT though, Brampton really doesn't have any routes in TTC's territory except in the very northwest corner of Etobicoke to connect to Humber College. In theory, one could take a BT bus instead of a TTC bus entirely within the City of Toronto, but there would be extremely few origin-destination pairs that would make sense for. So there's no need for a policy.

Until 2000, BT didn't even go into Humber College, but terminated Route 11 at a loop at Albion and Humberline, where it would only connect with some Wilson and Royal York buses; after that, Route 11 was slowly expanded eastward, first during rush hours, then permanently. It made sense too for Route 50 to join it later once there was a need for service in the Gore Meadows area.

BT ridership is slowly recovering - September 2021 is back to 67% of September 2019's ridership.
 

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