Burlington Transit Holiday Schedule: No service on either Christmas or New Year's Day.

notices100x100By Staff

December 22, 2015


The city that spends a fortune on the repairing and upgrading of its roads so that all the cars don’t have to deal with pot holes released the transit schedule for the holiday season.

There was a time when a much larger bus termial existed 25 yards to the left of this small terminal onm John Street - it was where people met. There were fewer cars, Burlington didn't have the wealth then that it has now. We were a smaller city, as much rural as suburban. The times have changed and transit now needs to change as well.

John Street terminal will close at 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve. Bus service will end at approximately 8:00 pm

The Downtown Transit Terminal on John Street will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday Dec. 24, 2015.

Both the Terminal and Handi-van dispatch will be closed on Friday Dec. 25, 2015 and Friday Jan. 1, 2016.

The administration offices will be closed beginning Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 to Jan. 4, 2016.

Transit and Handi-van Hours of Operation:

The Last Trip schedule information is available online or on-board all buses.

Service ends at approximately 8:00 pm on December 24th

There is no service whatsoever on December 25th

December 26th the service works on the normal Saturday schedule.

December 27th to the 30th – Regular schedule

December 31st – service will be extended until approximately 2:00 a.m.

January 1st there will be no service.

January 2nd – the transit service resumes its normal schedule.

Handi van

Handi-van service is a life line for many – will not be available Christmas or New Year’s Day

During 2015 there was considerable discussion on how transit would have to become a much larger part of the way people get around. The city emphasized that transit service would have to be increased and more spent on the quality of transit service.  We aren’t there yet – are we?

For those who are confined to wheel chairs Christmas Day and New Year’s Day they will have to be content with being shut-ins. Shutting down the service on Christmas and New Year’s days will mean that the transit drivers will get to stay home all day.

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