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 Permanent Plans for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak
Canadian Forces veterans and a friend may ride for free with MiWay on Saturday, August 19 to attend the 96th Warriors’ Day Parade.
“MiWay is once again proud to support the Warriors’ Day Parade and all veterans or serving members of Canadian Armed Forces for the sacrifices they have made for our country,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit.
To receive a free ride on MiWay, veterans must identify themselves to a transit operator by wearing their uniform or displaying a medal or any other item that distinguishes them as a veteran.
The Warriors’ Day Parade is a tradition that originated in 1921. It occurs annually at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) in Toronto. This year’s event commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (1917-2017) and the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid.
For more information about the Warriors’ Day Parade visit thewarriorsdayparade.ca
Plan your MiWay trip by visiting miway.ca/planatrip or by calling 905-615-INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information.
The City Centre Transit Terminal Bus Loop will be closed for maintenance on August 12 and 13. MiWay buses will be relocated to platforms on Rathburn Road.
During these two days of maintenance to the bus platform, MiWay services such as ticket sales, customer information and washrooms inside the City Centre Transit Terminal building will be available to customers.
Customers are reminded to cross safely by using the pedestrian signal at Rathburn Road and Station Gate Road.
Drivers may experience minor traffic delays due to rerouting of MiWay buses from the terminal bus loop to platforms on Rathburn Road.
For more information please visit miway.ca/alerts
Today, the City of Mississauga relocated seven Pyramidal English Oak trees to the centre median on Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., west of Promontory Cres. The Hurontario St. Pyramidal English Oak trees have been part of the City’s temporary Public Art program for the last three years. Led by the City’s Forestry team, the trees were moved from the centre median on Hurontario St., north of Matthews Gate to prepare for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
“Trees play an important role in our community including mitigating stormwater runoff and reducing environmental impacts. We are taking every effort to ensure those trees that can be relocated continue to benefit our community,” said Jessica McEachren, Manager, Forestry. “We will be monitoring the status of the newly replanted Pyramidal English Oak trees to gain a better understanding of what’s needed to successfully relocate and protect other trees on the Hurontario St. centre median.”
Additional trees along the Hurontario St. centre median will be relocated in spring 2018 to prepare for LRT construction.
“To accommodate for the LRT, some trees along Hurontario St. will be removed and/or relocated where possible,” said Joe Perrotta, Director, Hurontario LRT Project Office. “We’re looking for opportunities to enhance the tree canopy along the boulevards and committed to removing as few trees as possible. Where trees have to be removed, they will be replaced in a sustainable manner. Mature and healthy trees not impacted by construction will be protected in accordance with the City’s Forestry standards.”
The Hurontario LRT will bring 20 kilometres of fast, reliable, rapid transit to the cities of Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario corridor. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018 and anticipated to be completed in 2022. For more information about the Hurontario LRT, visit metrolinx.com/HurontarioLRT.
To learn more about the City’s Parks and Forestry team, visit mississauga.ca/parks&forestry and read Urban Tree Canopy.
At today’s General Committee Meeting, staff presented a stop hierarchy for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) to identify key stop locations along the corridor and set the framework for stop design in Mississauga.
“The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project is a major City building initiative,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The stops will be important landmarks in communities where people gather for travel to work, school, events and appointments. The stops will be what unifies the LRT with the communities of Hurontario.”
“Mississauga staff undertook a careful examination of the Hurontario corridor to identify stop locations that warrant more profile or an elevated level of design,” said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “Metrolinx held a design excellence workshop in June with the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Ad Hoc Council Working Group and City staff to help set the hierarchy.”
“The transit stop is an important civic symbol and is considered to be an icon for mobility and connectivity between places and destinations in an urban setting,” said Joe Perrotta, Director Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Office. “Through design, the transit stop can communicate something about its location, sense of place, land use setting, community character and history. The stop hierarchy factors in existing conditions along the LRT corridor and how Hurontario Street is to evolve and transform in the future.” Continue reading Plans for Hurontario Light Rail Transit Stops