Priority Projects

Ten Year Local Transit Strategy

The 10 Year Local Transit Strategy, approved by Council on March 11, 2015, builds upon Rapid Ready, and provides short term actions for City Council to continue developing Hamilton’s transit network.

This strategy addresses:

  • Current system deficiencies
  • Updated service standards and the alignment of service to meet them
  • The accommodation of future growth
  • Increases in ridership through the introduction of additional bus service on the BLAST corridors (see map below)
  • Improvements to the customer experience
  • Methods to help transit run faster and more reliable, known as transit priority measures
  • Funding sustainability including a multi-year fare strategy

The report also includes a summary of net operating impacts and of funded and unfunded capital requirements. 


Proposed Rapid Transit corridors

Annual Service plans

As part of the Ten Year Local Transit Strategy, a set of new Transit Service Standards were adopted. Demand for transit will continue to grow and change alongside the growth and transformation of the City.  These newly adopted Service Standards will serve to objectively and transparently guide the process of service design going forward.  They set the minimum (coverage, frequency and productivity) and maximum (span and loading) criteria for transit service.

More information on the 2016 Service Plan process will be provided fall 2015.

The following diagram illustrates the Annual Service Plan development process. 


Jason Vanderheide
Manager, Planning and Infrastructure
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 2390
Email: [email protected]