City of Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee yesterday adopted the City’s first housing strategy Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga.
Starting October 23, 2017, more improvements and changes are being made as part of the MiWay Five Service Plan (2016-2020). Customers can expect improved GO Transit connections, more frequent service and a new Mississauga Transitway connection on some routes.
“MiWay is continuing to make progress on the MiWay Five Service Plan,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “The plan allows for more frequent buses along main corridors and delivers more direct services. The plan is preparing for transit expansion as MiWay prepares for the completion of the Mississauga Transitway and the new light rail line along Hurontario Street.”
Major service improvements and changes for October 2017 include
|29 Park Royal-Homelands||More frequent all-day transit service on weekdays and weekends|
|36 Colonial-Ridgeway||A new two-way transit service connecting Winston Churchill Station, Loyola Catholic Secondary School and South Common Centre providing improved MiWay and GO Transit connections|
|47 Ridgeway Loop||Route cancelled and replaced with Route 36 Colonial-Ridgeway|
|305 Streetsville-Bancroft||Revised morning routing to school due to low ridership. Route will no longer service north of Bancroft Drive|
|314 Rick Hansen-Creditview||Revised morning routing to school due to low ridership. Route will no longer service north of Britannia Road|
For a complete list of service improvements, visit miway.ca/miway5.
Visit MiWay’s Trip Planner to plan your route and get real-time trip updates or call 905-615-INFO (4636).
Today at General Committee, MiWay’s proposed Affordable Transportation Pilot Program (ATPP) was approved in principle by Mississauga City Council and is on its way to becoming a permanent program in January 2018 along with the Senior One Dollar Cash Fare at off peak-times. Final approval is to follow at the October 11 Council meeting.
“Making the affordable transportation program permanent assists residents with low incomes and gives them better access to employment and services,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie “This program contributes to the City’s strategic goal of ensuring affordability and accessibility. The social and financial return on investment from this program benefits our City and helps keep our communities strong.”
“The two phases of the affordable transportation pilot helped us develop the program and make it effective,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “City of Mississauga and Region of Peel staff recommend that the phase two pilot becomes a permanent program for eligible Mississauga residents. The Region will continue to assess the eligibility and MiWay will administer the issuance of PRESTO cards. Financial responsibilities for subsidy and administrative costs will be covered by the Region. MiWay will continue to make the Senior One Dollar Cash Fare available at off-peak times.” Continue reading MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak Approved by City of Mississauga