Category Archives: Transit

MiWay is Getting on the Grid —  Learn More About 2016 Service Changes

Residents are invited to attend one of the MiWay information sessions being held from March 7 to 10. The sessions will provide residents with an update on 2016 service improvements that start to shift buses to a grid network as identified in the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020).

The sessions will also highlight service improvements  on the Mississauga Transitway, which include offering MiWay service to the newly opened Erin Mills Station, improving the frequency of route 109(a transitway route) and offering new weekend service on route 101 Dundas Express. The transitway is a dedicated, east-west bus corridor scheduled to be fully complete in 2017 with 12 stations.

“MiWay 5, our new five-year service plan, was created with community feedback,” said Mary-Lou Johnston, Manager of Business Development for Transit. These information sessions not only offer residents an opportunity to learn about the changes occurring this year; it also allows them to see how their input and feedback is helping shape MiWay’s service delivery and future transit expansion across Mississauga.”

MiWay 5 Information Sessions

 Monday, March 7, 12 – 3 p.m. 
Mississauga Civic Centre | The Great Hall | 300 City Centre Drive

 Monday, March 7, 5 -8 p.m.
Mississauga Central Library | Atrium | 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Tuesday, March 8, 5 – 8 p.m.
Malton Library | Program Room #3 | 3540 Morning Star Drive

Wednesday, March 9, 5 – 8 p.m.
South Common Centre | Near terminal doors | 2150 Burnhamthorpe Road West

Thursday, March 10, 5 – 8 p.m.
Port Credit Memorial Arena | Credit Room | 40 Stavebank Road North

MiWay welcomes community feedback on the proposed changes, either in person or by contacting MiWay Customer Service.

For more information on MiWay 5, visit miway.ca/miwayfive

Seniors’ One Dollar MiWay Ride Extended into 2016

This week, Mississauga City Council extended the one dollar cash MiWay fare for seniors that began in June. City andRegion of Peel staff will report back in 2016 on the findings of the one dollar pilot and the Region’s Affordable Transit Pilot Program.

The one dollar cash fare for seniors is valid on MiWay during off-peak hours:

  • Weekdays from 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Weekdays after 7 p.m.
  • Anytime on weekends or holidays

On request, senior riders (age 65+) must present a piece of valid photo identification or a MiWay issued senior identification card to the bus driver to receive the one dollar fare.

For more information on the MiWay one dollar fare, visit miway.ca/busfares

Mississauga Moves 2015 a Turning Point in the City’s Transportation Future

City roads are built out and innovative solutions are needed to move forward

Mississauga is experiencing a turning point in the development of its transportation system. Today, more than 300 people looked into the future of travel throughout the City, at the first ever transportation summit – Mississauga Moves 2015, held at the Living Arts Centre.

“Mississauga is a City committed to building transit,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The results of today’s first-ever transportation summit will shape Mississauga’s transit priorities as we build up our City over the next 25 years,” she added. “We are here to listen to the ideas and solutions residents have toward making Mississauga an even better place to live, work and achieve unrivalled success.”

Registered attendees heard from panel experts on Complete Streets; these are designed to embrace all road users through inclusiveness, safety, comfort, efficiency and public space. Attendees also had the opportunity to design their own transit network or tour the Mississauga Transitway, as well as learn about Mississauga’s transportation story in terms of dealing with growth and congestion and possibilities for the future.

“Participation today will impact how we implement change; a process that will begin with the development of our Transportation Master Plan in 2016,” said Martin Powell, commissioner Transportation and Works and MC for the day. “We not only attracted the best local and international transportation experts but we brought together a transportation showcase that encompasses all areas of transportation.”

Powell further explained, Mississauga Moves 2015 allowed residents to listen, be heard and brainstorm innovative strategies for moving around the City more efficiently in the future on foot, by bicycle, car and public transit.

Keynote speaker Sam Schwartz, better known as “Gridlock Sam” a leading transportation expert in the United States, shared his insights on how Mississauga can become more “street smart” and move toward reducing cars and increasing use of public transit, walking and cycling.

The discussion will continue in 2016, with the development of the City’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP). Input gathered from today’s summit is only the first step, watch for broader outreach and input from the community in the new year, added Powell.