|Area served||Brampton, ON|
|Fleet size|| 334 (conventional)|
|Number of routes|| 42 (conventional)|
|Union||ATU Local 1573|
Brampton Transit provides transit service to the city of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, a rapidly growing suburb of Toronto. Brampton Transit offers services that cover the whole of Brampton, and offers connections to other parts of the Greater Toronto Area through GO Transit's Georgetown corridor rail and bus service, as well as Mississauga Transit (Mississauga), York Region Transit (York Region) and the TTC (Toronto).
While the city of Brampton was formed on January 1st 1974 from the old town of Brampton and Bramalea/Chinguacousy Township, Brampton Transit in its current incarnation was created two years later from the January 1st 1976 amalgamation of the Bramalea Bus dial-a-bus service (started in 1973 in Bramalea) and the old "Brampton Transit" operation in the old town of Brampton that had been operated by various contractors and operators over the years since 1950 (using contractor-owned and operated buses operating on a few designated routes in the city). The first new buses for the city were purchased in 1975, and a new fixed route system was introduced in May 1976. Over the following years, more service, more buses and more routes were added as the city continued to grow.
Brampton Transit is currently expanding to meet the needs of the city, including bumping up frequencies and adding service hours, purchasing new buses to replace old ones, investigating electric propulsion technology, introducing new routes to existing and newly developing areas of the city, and expanding their Bus Rapid Transit service (Züm).
Main article: Züm
In the summer of 2009, the City of Brampton unveiled its new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service brand, "Züm" (pronounced Zoom). Previously known as AcceleRide, Züm began service in September 2010 and has grown to a network of BRT lines along key corridors throughout the City. Züm is operated by a fleet of specially painted New Flyer Xcelsior BRT buses.
As of July 2018:
|Age Group||Cash||PRESTO e-purse||PRESTO Weekly Pass||PRESTO Monthly Pass||Notes|
|Children (5 and under with fare paying passenger)||Free|
|GO Fare Integration||$0.80 (cash/PRESTO)|
|GTA Weekly Pass||$61.00|
|PRESTO Card (non-refundable)||$6.00|
|PRESTO Protective Card Sleeve||$2.00|
|Visually Impaired (With CNIB Card)||Free|
Brampton Transit currently operates 82 bus routes throughout the City of Brampton. Regular routes are numbered 1-99, express routes in the 100 series, school routes in the 200 series, and Züm routes in the 500 series.
The following are current Brampton Transit bus routes. The colour behind each route number is the colour used for each route's line and icon. School routes are in the regular Brampton Transit blue.
|15||Bramalea||16||Southgate||17||Howden||18||Dixie||19||Fernforest||20||East Industrial||21||Heart Lake|
|23||Sandalwood||24||Van Kirk||25||Edenbrook||26||Mount Pleasant||29||Williams||30||Airport Road||31||McVean|
|32||Father Tobin||33||Peter Robertson||35||Clarkway||36||Gardenbrooke||40||Central Industrial||50||Gore Road||51||Hereford|
|52||McMurchy||53||Ray Lawson||55||Elbern Markell||57||Charolais||58||Financial||60||Mississauga Road||92||Bramalea GO|
|104||Chinguacousy Express||115||Airport Express||185||Dixie Express||199||UTM Express|
|501||Züm Queen||502||Züm Main||505||Züm Bovaird||511||Züm Steeles||561||Züm Queen West|
Service in the old town of Brampton had been contracted out to various operators over the years, that operated it with various transit buses, coaches and school buses of their own (the city did not own the buses). Some of which only operated suburban or inter-urban routes (e.g. connecting Brampton to Malton or Toronto), others were limited transit operations for the town.
- Collacutt Coach Lines (unknown - Spring 1929) (a suburban service to/from Toronto, later acquired by Gray Coach)
- Parkinson Coach Lines (1949 - 12 September 1953) (under Bob Parkinson) 
- Streetsville Transportation (possibly late 1953? - 1965?)
- Parkinson Coach Lines, Ltd. (1965 - 1969) (under Murray brothers operation)
- Georgetown Transportation Company (1970 - Spring 1973) (company acquired by Travelways)
- Travelways (Trailways) (Spring 1973 - 1974, contract likely extended from September 1974 to December 31 1975, after which the City of Brampton took over. Service operated as of September 1974 was 4 regular routes and one industrial route in the old town of Brampton area). 
Former operators list partially compiled with information from the All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems site
For the dial-a-bus service operated in Bramalea prior to amalgamation into Brampton Transit, see Bramalea Bus.
Brampton Transit has two garage locations used for both administrative purposes and the servicing and dispatch of its fleet of buses:
- Clark Garage, 185 Clark Boulevard (opened 1980). This garage operates the following routes: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30, 35, 36, 40, 50, 51, 52, 53, 57, 65, 92, 115, 185, 199
- Sandalwood Garage, 130 Sandalwood Pkwy West (opened June 2008). This garage operates the following routes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33, 55, 58, 60, 104, 501, 502, 505, 511, 561
The original garage Brampton Transit operated out of after being formed was once located at 77 Hale Road (used from 1976 until the Clark Garage was built in 1980).
Prior to 2002, the numbering series was based on year built and number in the fleet (8280 being built in 1982 and bus 80 of the fleet), subject to resetting every 100 buses. With larger orders coming and beginning with the 2002 D40LF's, the numbering system was changed to year built and bus number in the specific order (0201 being built in 2002 and the first bus of the order for that year). Buses numbered up from ##50 are for Züm service, with buses numbered up from ##75 being articulated Züm units.
Total Buses by Manufacturer
NOTE: Allocations subject to change with fleet availability and without notice.
Retired (in Chronological Order)
Demonstrated and leased
NOTE: this list is incomplete NOTE: Fleet number on some older leased units appears to be given as year of initial lease, not year built.
|Fleet number(s)||Thumbnail||Year||Manufacturer||Model||Engine||Transmission||Destination sign||Notes|
|184-1||2005||Nova Bus||LFS 40102||Cummins ISL||ZF 6HP552C||Axion LED||
|SR1321||2009||NFI||XDE40||Cummins ISL9||Allison EP40||Luminator Horizon||
|0475||2004||NFI||D60LF||Detroit Diesel S50EGR ULSD||Allison B500R||Balios Orange LED||
|No number||2018||Proterra||Catalyst BE40 E2||
- Brampton Transit
- Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1573
- "An Olympian Transit System", A Short Review of Brampton Transit (by Paul A. Bateson)
- All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
|D40LF||0201-0221, 0301-0317, 0401-0435|
|Nova LFS||0601-0621, 0622-0638, 0701-0715, 0801-0810, 0811-0827, 0901-0916, 0917-0926, 1401-1415, 1501-1519, 1601-1623, 1701-1713, 1801-1823|
|XD40||1101-1130, 1201-1218, 1301-1319|
|XDE40||1050-1074, 1150-1165, 1250-1251|
|XDE60||1275-1294, 1475-1484, 1575-1579, 1580-1592, 1675-1682, 1775-1785, 1875-1885|
|Terminals||Bramalea GO Station - Bramalea Terminal - Brampton Gateway Terminal - Downtown Terminal - Heart Lake Terminal - Lisgar GO Station - Mississauga City Centre Terminal - Mount Pleasant Village & GO Station - Trinity Common Terminal - York University Terminal - Humber College|
|Garages||Clark Blvd. Facility - Sandalwood Facility|
|Regular||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 32 33 35 36 40 50 51 52 53 55 57 58 60 92 115 185|
|Züm||501 502 505 511 561|
|Greater Golden Horseshoe Agencies|
- https://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/6271278-brampton-street-named-after-transit-pioneer-veteran/ Brampton street named after transit pioneer, veteran. Douglas, Pam. The Brampton Guardian, February 10th 2016.
- http://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Bylaws/Archive/108-1974.pdf City of Brampton bylaw 108-74
- All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems