Some cut in service or lack of it may have to do with lack of drivers and buses. At the same time, traffic has an impact on scheduling that it could require another bus being added to the route while reducing the cost ratio and having less riders on buses for an already low ridership route. You can only throw out so many buses for routes cause by traffic that its not worth it in the end to do so.Annoying that some of the routes will go from 30 to 35 minute service at certain times, though I suspect that's a problem of keeping to schedule and not true cut in service. The good news is that the city budget, once approved, will allow for major service improvements this year -- provided they have enough drivers trained and ready, of course.
Until the budget is approved and the drivers are ready, I suspect BT will continue to make changes like this -- address the crowding first -- before it makes proactive service improvements and expansions.
Brampton has gone from what bus system to running circles around Mississauga and York Region.
It would be nice to know what the model split is today compare to 10 years ago as well in 2019.
A great number of systems in NA still haven't recovery 75% of 2019 numbers and some of that has to due to lack of drivers and staff.
Once Brampton gets a few true BRT routes, ridership will climb more