Our Technology

Our technology allows Brampton Transit to provide our customers with a reliable, informative and convenient public transit system. Continue reading below to learn about some of the technologies we have.

Behind our real-time technology
Brampton Transit operates with Computer-Aided Dispatching (CAD) and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) systems. Through these two systems, we are able to offer real-time service information to you, our customers. 

CAD/AVL provides a comprehensive real-time tracking and dispatching. Data transmitted from our vehicles is processed by the CAD/AVL system and provides real time bus locations, schedule adherence and incident information to the Brampton Transit Control Centre.

AVL provides the real-time location of each vehicle using global positioning system (GPS) technology. The CAD system allows for continuous communication between vehicles and the Brampton Transit Control Centre.

Real-time next bus information
With the real-time technology, real-time next bus information is available online, by email, text and phone. All you need is your four-digit bus stop number. Here’s how it works:

Click here to learn more.

Variable Message Signs and Next Stop Announcement
Our variable message signs (VMS) provide real-time next bus information.

LCD screens are installed at Bramalea, Brampton Gateway, Downtown and Trinity Common bus terminals. These signs display the departure times of the routes leaving these terminals.

LED signs are installed:

  • At all Züm stations stops within the City of Brampton (along Queen Street, Main Street, Steeles Avenue and Bovaird corridors). 
  • On board our entire fleet and displays the next stop along the route. Once a bus approaches a stop or terminal, next stop information is displayed. These signs are located in the front interior of the bus and display the next bus stop location, allowing you to prepare to exit the bus. For our new articulated 60-foot buses, there is a second screen located at the middle of the bus.
  • All Brampton Transit buses, including Züm, are equipped with an automated next-stop announcement system. This system enhances overall customer service and improves accessibility for our riders.
    Here’s how it works:
  • At the same time as the interior LED display, an automated voice announces the stop.
  • When a bus is at a stop and the doors open, the route information (end point) is provided on the external speakers.

Transit Signal Priority
Transit Signal Priority (TSP) technology is equipped on buses and allows a bus to lengthen a green signal or shorten a red signal at certain intersections, allowing for enhanced schedule reliability.   

Security cameras
Provide increased security on board our buses for our customers and employees. Security cameras are installed at all Züm station stops (along Queen Street, Main Street, Steeles Avenue and Bovaird).

PRESTO
PRESTO is an electronic fare card system for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) that includes all Brampton Transit and Züm buses. Customers tap their PRESTO card on a PRESTO fare payment device located at the front of the bus. The appropriate fare is automatically deducted from the card’s stored value, or recognizes a Brampton Transit monthly or weekly pass that is loaded on the card. Learn more on how to use PRESTO in Brampton.