New HSR 72-Hour Pass PRESTO E-Ticket

This post, from August 5, has information on the HSR’s new 72-hour pass.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

Whether you’re anticipating visitors to Hamilton, or looking for a way to enjoy a trip out without bringing your vehicle (SuperCrawl, perhaps?), the HSR is making things easier for visitors to the City and occasional transit users by introducing a 72-hour pass.

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HSR’s new youth fare promotion makes travelling on transit more affordable this summer

This post, from May 20, has details on a promotion helping to make transit more affordable this summer for young Hamiltonians.

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The HSR is slashing its fares for youth and young adults getting to their destinations this summer, as PRESTO riders will see a 50% discount every time they choose the HSR.

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HSR partnering with the HPL to offer kids a free PRESTO card

This post, from February 18, has information on a free child PRESTO giveaway thanks to a partnership between the HPL and HSR.

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Two well-known Hamilton entities have partnered to allow children with an Hamilton Public Library card to ride the HSR for free (while supplies last).

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Expanded HSR service coming for Mountain residents

This post, from January 21, has details on improvements and service enhancements along the A-line corridor.

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The City plans to invest an additional $5.5 million in the 2022 transit budget, which will mean expanded service for Mountain residents especially along the Upper James corridor.

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Modified HSR winter schedule to take effect January 23

This post, from January 7, has information on the HSR implementing a modified schedule starting January 23.

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For those who utilize the HSR on a daily basis, please be advised that it will be modifying its schedule due to the lack of in-person schooling and rising COVID-19 cases.

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City of Hamilton is seeking 200 participants for HSR Travel Log Study

This post, from November 5, has details on the HSR seeking 200 transit riders to participate in a Travel Log Study. Participants will be eligible for entry for a grand prize.

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The City of Hamilton is looking for 200 riders to participate in an HSR Travel Log Study. The  the study is intended to give HSR a greater understanding of customers’ travel patterns, improve its methods for counting the number of trips taken daily, and help improve the customer experience when riding transit. Riders who participate in the survey will be eligible for a Grand Prize draw.

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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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Councillor John-Paul Danko