Good luck fellow travelers. There are left over brains if anyone else is hungry.
- Main was empty, as I was travelling outside of rush hour;
- The 501 bus that I missed looked full, outside of rush hour; and
- The 501 bus I rode on was definitely full and I had to stand, and this was outside of rush hour.
- I am not surprised that the Queen Street corridor has 15,000 riders per day, and that Main Street has 10,000 riders per day.
- I accept that overall transit ridership has grown over the years, anecdotally / from memory, that jives with what I saw today.
- The ridership patterns in the Metrolinx report for Main are probably correct, i.e. that the Rush Hour loads for Main Street probably are pretty busy. And, that in off peak hours, there is very little ridership on the Main Corridor. It truly is a workers’ commuting line.
- That Queen Street has always been, and always will be, a busier transit line than Main. And that ridership on Queen is more consistent throughout the day, as it services more retail which involves shift workers and shoppers travelling at more sporadic times of day than office workers in the commercial areas near Square One.
- That the growth on Queen Street to the East (out near Highway 50) will no doubt see more growth for the Queen Street transit services, travelling both east and west as people move back and forth between those homes, the City Centre and Four Corners. To the West, there is continued growth all the way to Mississauga Road, and I wonder if Queen Street will ever be extended beyond Mississauga Road, or if transit will evolve to jog south and travel west along Embleton Sideroad as a quasi Queen Street West extension.
So thank you Brampton Transit. You really came through for me today. I will ensure that MayorJackson2018 is aware of all you do for our great city!