News release

Milton Transit ridership rebounded from the pandemic dip sooner than expected in 2023, according to the service’s annual report to Council.

Ridership for conventional and on-demand services combined was up 89 per cent compared to 2022, for a total of 619,927 fare paying trips in 2023.

The growth follows Milton Transit’s focus on serving key corridors, expanding OnDemand service, and the addition of new services where needed.

In 2023, riders also embraced Milton Transit’s cross-boundary service connections with Mississauga, including fare and/or service integration with Halton Hills Activan, Peel TransHelp, MiWay, Brampton Transit and GO Transit. The cross-boundary service is funded in partnership with the Town of Halton Hills.

Accelerating transit investment is a key priority for Milton Council through the 2023-2027 Strategic Plan. Looking ahead, the annual transit report also detailed how Milton Transit is preparing for the future.

Key projects in the 2024 work plan include:

  • Completing the Five-year Transit Service Plan and Master Plan Update
  • Completing the Zero-Emission Bus Feasibility Strategy and Fleet Transition Plan
  • Launching the Diesel-to-Battery Electric Bus Conversion Pilot Project
  • Procuring transit fleet to support growth
  • Furthering development of the Transit Garage Facility

Ridership in 2024 is projected to surpass 2023 levels due to population growth and expanding post-secondary options.


“It’s encouraging to see how Milton Transit is increasing ridership, integrating with transit partners, and taking people where they need to go for life, work and education. Transit is helping lay the foundation for our Town’s vision, by enabling smart density and mobility.”

- Kristene Scott
Commissioner, Corporate Services

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