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Learn more about the (Re)envision the HSR project

Let's make transit your first choice. Come meet your fellow community members and us at local events, meetings, and right in your neighbourhood.

  • Destined for scrap, our Maintenance team refurbished a 2004 bus; we have such talented staff!
  • With two touch screen displays, together we'll explore exciting route mapping exercises, idea sharing, trip planning, and more.
  • The best part? Because of the refurbishments, the Consultation Bus is expected to be around for more years to come. We hope to continue our public engagement efforts at HSR and help support public engagement efforts at the City of Hamilton.

Do you want the Consultation Bus to visit your community?
Email us at reenvision@hamilton.ca.

Let's make transit your first choice. Come meet your fellow community members and us at local events, meetings, and right in your neighbourhood.

  • Destined for scrap, our Maintenance team refurbished a 2004 bus; we have such talented staff!
  • With two touch screen displays, together we'll explore exciting route mapping exercises, idea sharing, trip planning, and more.
  • The best part? Because of the refurbishments, the Consultation Bus is expected to be around for more years to come. We hope to continue our public engagement efforts at HSR and help support public engagement efforts at the City of Hamilton.

Do you want the Consultation Bus to visit your community?
Email us at reenvision@hamilton.ca.

  • Learn more about the Consultation Bus

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    07 November, 2019

    QUICK FACTS:
    • A retired HSR bus (from 2004) has been given a second life, allowing for a return on investment beyond it’s expected 12-year lifespan
    • Rechargeable battery cells and solar panels enable the bus to operate as a mobile board room without the ignition running, minimizing our carbon footprint
    • In-house staff completed the majority of the work, with HSR Maintenance staff doing body repairs, revitalization and interior design / construction
    • The refurbishments are expected to enable up to 5 years of additional usage for the consultation bus. (The bus will be used solely for public events and will not run in service.)
    • Enthusiastic students from Mohawk College’s Architectural Design program helped to design the interior layout using high-tech 3D scanners. The students focused on ensuring accessibility, adaptability and functionality – and they received course credit for their work on the bus.
    • On-board touch screen displays enable participants to explore the HSR’s website, route design tools, trip planners and the HSR’s digital engagement space.
    • The consultation bus is outfitted with features like Wi-Fi and colour destination signs, giving HSR staff the ability to test new features and technology, for future possible use in-service.
    • The bus is wrapped with an attractive and inviting design, creating a mobile billboard that promotes in-person and digital engagement opportunities.
    • Security features have been installed to protect the on-board equipment from theft and unauthorized access.
    • Future enhancements may be added, to increase the quality of the experience that the community can have while engaging with the HSR and the City on important initiatives.