City to offer free transit for children 12 and under

This article, from October 4, has information on the City’s plan to have riders aged 12 and under ride for free on the HSR.

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The City will be offering free HSR bus rides to children 12 and under starting this November.

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Expansion of Upper James A-Line as HSR introduces fall schedule

This post, from August 17, has details on improved service along the A-line corridor and the resumption of regular service on most HSR routes starting September 5.

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The HSR has announced various service improvements including the resumption of regular service levels this fall.

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Full Day GO Service coming to West Harbour

This article, from July 27, has details on the province’s announcement of all day GO service coming to Hamilton.

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Starting Saturday, August 7th, all-day GO Service will finally become a reality for Hamiltonians, leading to greater transit connectivity for Ward 8 residents in their own backyard – and across the GTHA.

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Hamilton to green its fleet over next 4 years

This article, from June 3, has information on a recent proposal from staff to “green” Hamilton’s fleet of vehicles.

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Staff recently presented a “green-fleet” plan for the City of Hamilton’s 1,300 vehicles, which would significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions and save $1.145 million in fuel and maintenance costs.

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Mohawk College Terminal to be closed for one week

This article, from May 25, has information on upcoming HSR detours affected lines 20, 21, 33, and 35.

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The HSR is informing transit riders who utilize the Mohawk College Terminal while on their trip may experience slight delays due to detours starting May 31. The lines affected are routes 20, 21, 33, and 35.

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City Council adopts 2021 tax supported operating budget

This article, from April 1, contains a City release outlining upcoming priorities of the budget, as well as a financial breakdown.

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Hamilton City Council will be adopting a $1.6 billion gross operating budget and a net tax operating budget of $955 million. This budget came in 04. percent lower than what was estimated this past January.

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Increased investments in multi-modal transportation infrastructure proposed for 2021 budget

This article, from March 25, has details on proposed multi-modal transportation investments in the 2021 budget.

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The City of Hamilton is making increased investments to multi-modal transportation infrastructure around the city, with an investment of $2.74 million in cycling infrastructure and an increased investment in Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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City of Hamilton to Fuel Ontario’s First Carbon-Negative Bus

This article, from March 5, has details on the first carbon-negative bus in the HSR fleet – as well as the first in Ontario.

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The City of Hamilton, in partnership with Enbridge Gas Partners, have announced that the first renewable natural gas (RNG) fuelled bus in Ontario has hit the streets.

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New HSR Schedule Beginning December 27

This article, from November 24, includes details about schedule changes to routes, as well as information about the HSR’s holiday service schedule.

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Beginning Sunday, December 27, schedule updates are being introduced by the HSR.

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The HSR has ended paper ticket sales and passes as of October 31.

This article, dated November 1, contains details about the City’s transition to the PRESTO payment system.

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The City of Hamilton has announced that effective October 31, it will no longer sell paper tickets or passes, transitioning exclusively to the PRESTO system. Residents who still have valid tickets or passes will have until December 31, 2020 to use them.

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