Milton Transit is seeking input from members of the public with a survey related to current and potential future services in order to support service planning initiatives over the next several years.
The survey is the first part of Milton Transit’s “Let’s Talk Transit” campaign and is intended for all Milton residents and visitors – passengers and non-passengers alike. The survey will be available from May 9 to 21 in printed format onboard all Milton Transit buses as well as online at www.miltontransit.ca/survey. Those who complete the survey will be entered into a contest draw for a Fitbit, in appreciation for their participation.
The feedback from the survey will inform and support the development of a draft Service Plan, which will define service priorities and be made available for comments and feedback at public input sessions taking place this summer. The final Service Plan will become an integral part of the budget process to set the stage for transit service delivery in 2017 and beyond.
“Transit will be the way of the future in Milton and will help support higher density development, which is mandated by the Province’s Places to Grow legislation,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz. “Ongoing improvements to Milton Transit contribute to our quality of life by helping Miltonians reach their school, work and play destinations.”
“Survey results will provide us with valuable feedback from passengers as well as those who are not currently using our services,” said Tony D’Alessandro, Coordinator, Transit. “We look forward to continuing the conversation about service improvements to guide future service delivery, build ridership and satisfy our customers.”
The Transit Service Plan will continue the recommendations set out in the Transit Master Plan, which was designed to meet broader community objectives, covering the period from 2013 to 2017. The Plan, themed “Moving Milton Forward,” was a progressive approach to enhance the Milton Transit system through a series of strategies and recommendations, based on themes, such as ridership growth, strategic investments, regional and inter-regional travel, mobility management, technology, productivity, customer service and accessible service.