Burlington residents with travel plans will soon be able to take the GO bus to Pearson International Airport.
Burlington MPP Jane McKenna and Oakville North-Burlington MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos recently announced that Ontario is adding a new stop on the GO bus service between Hamilton and Pearson International Airport to offer people in the Burlington area a new direct transit link to the airport.
“Our government is focused on improving transit options for the people of Burlington,” said McKenna.
“This new GO bus service at Dundas and the 407 will make it easier to get to Pearson and connect with other transit hubs from Burlington. It will also help alleviate traffic gridlock and reduce carbon emissions. This is fantastic news for our community.”
"It will also help alleviate traffic gridlock and reduce carbon emissions. This is fantastic news for our community.” Burlington MPP Jane McKenna
The new service starts Jan. 11, 2020 and will see GO Transit’s Route 40 stop at the Highway 407 park-and-ride lot at Dundas Street.
Route 40 offers 24-hour bus service between Hamilton GO Centre, Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 1 and Richmond Hill Centre, seven days a week.
The Ministry of Transportation park-and-ride lots, such as the lot at Highway 407 and Dundas Street, permit overnight parking for 120 consecutive hours.
Adding a stop to GO bus Route 40 at this location gives people in the Burlington area the option to park, ride a bus and fly for up to five days without the expense of airport parking.
“We’re getting Ontario moving again everywhere in the province, including right here in Burlington,” said Triantafilopoulos.
“Expanding Route 40 service to include Burlington means a new, lower-cost option for people to get where they need to be, whether they need to catch a flight at Pearson, or get to major transit hubs in Mississauga, Vaughan or Richmond Hill.”
Route 40 also currently makes stops in the Trafalgar Road and Highway 407 area.
To plan a trip with GO Transit visit https://www.gotransit.com/en/trip-planning/plan-your-trip.
[Click Here to view the original article from the Burlington Post's December 13th, 2019 edition]