Transit Service Strategy

Get Involved. Get Informed.
Get On-Board!

The Town of Halton Hills has explored opportunities towards providing a “Made-in-Halton Hills” solution that meets the current and future mobility needs of the community. The strategy aligns with the Town’s Strategic Action Plan and builds on the existing ActiVan specialized transit service and the Regional GO Train services.

The Town retained WSP Canada Group Ltd. to develop the Transit Service Strategy which was completed in Spring 2019.

The key objectives of the Transit Service Strategy are:

  • Define the Town’s vision, mission and goals for transit taking in consideration the proposed growth in the community and emerging trends in the transportation industry.
  • Educate, consult and engage residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
  • Develop strategies for commuter, local, rural and specialized services.
  • Provide people of all ages and abilities with mobility options.
  • Provide a transit service that is financially feasible and sustainable.


Get Involved. Get Informed.
Get On-Board!

The Town of Halton Hills has explored opportunities towards providing a “Made-in-Halton Hills” solution that meets the current and future mobility needs of the community. The strategy aligns with the Town’s Strategic Action Plan and builds on the existing ActiVan specialized transit service and the Regional GO Train services.

The Town retained WSP Canada Group Ltd. to develop the Transit Service Strategy which was completed in Spring 2019.

The key objectives of the Transit Service Strategy are:

  • Define the Town’s vision, mission and goals for transit taking in consideration the proposed growth in the community and emerging trends in the transportation industry.
  • Educate, consult and engage residents, businesses and other stakeholders.
  • Develop strategies for commuter, local, rural and specialized services.
  • Provide people of all ages and abilities with mobility options.
  • Provide a transit service that is financially feasible and sustainable.


We want to hear from you! What are your thoughts on the future of transit in Halton Hills? A key component of the Transit Service Strategy is involvement from the community. 

Please let us know if you have a question related to transit in Halton Hills. Questions will be answered within one business week.  

Q&A

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  • We are residents of Georgetown South. My soon to be 19 year old son is unable to obtain a drivers license due to a chronic medical condition. He has found full-time employment at Steeles and Fifth Line/Brownridge Line area in Georgetown. Is there any public transportation to get him to and from that area? What are families supposed to do for young people who cannot drive for medical reasons?

    No License asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The Town’s proposed Transit Service Strategy is reviewing options that will provide Transit to all residents that live within Halton Hills. There is a  public information centre scheduled on March 27, 2019 to review the proposed transit strategy and implementation plan. We are asking the residents of Halton Hills to attend the meeting and provide their feedback. As it relates to your family situation, we suggest that you contact the ActiVan office to determine if your son meets the criteria for the ActiVan program. Also, based on the age of your son, the Town does offer the Youth Taxi Scrip which offers subsidized taxi rides of 40% for all trips within Halton Hills. These options will assist in getting your son to his employment.

  • Will the transit stick to the Main St/Mill St/Hwy 7/25, or will it go to some streets eg: Elizabeth Drive and Birchway Place for seniors, also Holmesway Place/Cobblehill Co-op for young families?

    Eileen Dix asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The project team is currently conducting the necessary analysis on ridership demand, phasing and financial impacts on three proposed transit alternative scenarios.  Proposed route planning details have not been determined.  It’s anticipated that we will be going back to the community in the Spring of 2019 for their input on the proposed recommendations.  The public consultation details will be provided on the Town’s website and Let’s Talk Halton Hills.

  • Has the town ever made money or broke even on anything they run?

    Willy Halladay asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question.

    The Transit Service Strategy is to develop a plan that meets the needs of Halton Hills residents.  The financial analysis of the various alternatives options are currently being established and will be presented to the community and Council in 2019 for consideration.

  • Would like updates about future transit as things develop. Connecting Halton to boardering towns is very important for all ages.

    Hamilton asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for your interest in this project.

    Providing cross border transit into our neighbouring municipalities is being considered as part of the various alternatives.  It’s anticipated that we will be going back to the community in the Spring of 2019 for their input on the proposed recommendations.  The public consultation details will be provided on the Town’s web site and Let’s Talk Halton Hills.

  • Wouldn’t using an Uber style solution just exacerbate the problem of precarious employment in the GTA? A real transit system would provide real jobs.

    waynekirley asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    The Transit Service Strategy will estimate the cost and staffing required to operate the Universal Transit Service using Transit buses (similar to ActiVan) operated by or under contract to the Town of Halton Hills, and compare that to the potential cost to be operated by transportation network companies (TNCs, like Uber) or by a local taxi operator.  As part of our  evaluation, we will review the trade-off between creating stable jobs by directly operating or contracting for the service, and the lower cost of providing the service using TNCs or taxis, although many other factors will be considered in determining how, and by whom, the service will be operated.  It is anticipated that we will be going back to the public with our preferred recommended strategy in 2019.

  • Why not just negotiate a volume rate with Uber, and then subsidize that rate to make it even more affordable for residents? Would save tremendous infrastructure investment and be unmatchable for convenience/level of service, etc. And it would save the taxpayers a ton of money. Thanks.

    Al R. asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    The project team has developed three proposed transit alternatives to meet the needs of the community.  During the next phase of the study the project team will conduct further analysis on ridership demand, phasing and the financial impact.  As part of this review, it will look review an “Uber type” option and financial costs associated with that alternative.

  • Will transit be run by the Town or will it be open to a private company to run?

    353 asked over 1 year ago

    Thank you for your question. 

    The existing ActiVan Program will be operated by Town staff effective July 1, 2018.  As part of the financial aspect of the Transit Service Strategy, it will evaluate both in-house and contracted services to provide the service.  It’s anticipated that the Transit Strategy will be finalized in the spring of 2019.