Category Archives: Transit

Applications Now Being Accepted for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program 

Starting May 11, 2016, low income residents in Mississauga can apply for discounted public transit through the MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program, available from June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017.

The MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot is a partnership between the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel.

“The MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program will allow low income Mississauga residents to purchase a monthly PRESTO pass at a 50 per cent discount,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit, City of Mississauga.  “Mississauga joins other municipalities such as Hamilton, York Region and Halton Region in creating an affordable transit program to allow riders who need it most to commute to work and appointments. A report on lessons learned from the pilot is planned for 2017.”

“We know that access to affordable transportation can have a positive effect on social determinants of health,” said Janice Sheehy, Commissioner, Human Services, Region of Peel. “We’re excited to learn more about how we can better help residents participate in the community – such as, going to job interviews, attending special events, visiting family and friends and more.”

Mississauga residents earning an income below the Low Income Measure (LIM) thresholds are eligible to apply for a subsidy of 50 per cent off of a MiWay monthly pass by visiting http://www.povertyinpeel.ca/miwaypilot. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 31 on a first come, first serve basis up to a maximum of 2,500 participants.

For more information, please call 905-791-7800 ext. 8703 or email affordabletransitpilot@peelregion.ca.

MiWay $1 Senior’s Fare Pilot Extended
The $1 MiWay fare for senior’s pilot program that began in June 2015 will be extended until the results of the Affordable Transportation Pilot Program are available in 2017. The $1 MiWay fare for seniors is available 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.

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.

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