Category Archives: Transit

MiWay to Begin Servicing Renforth Station Tomorrow

As of November 22, MiWay customers will be able to travel along the full 18-kilometre Mississauga Transitway from Winston Churchill in the west to Renforth Station – the final station in the east.

MiWay will service 12 stations along the dedicated bus corridor from west-east: Winston Churchill, Erin Mills, City Centre Transit Terminal, Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken, Dixie, Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum, Orbitor and the new Renforth Station.

Route Service Improvement
7 Airport
39 Britannia
Servicing the new Renforth Station
21 Explorer
24 Northwest
43 Matheson – Argentia
87 Meadowvale – Skymark
Servicing new on-street bus bays on Commerce Boulevard outside Renforth Station
107 Malton Express
109 Meadowvale Express
Travel along the Mississauga Transitway, servicing all 12 stations

These service improvements expand Mississauga Transitway service on the Renforth Station platform as well as on-street bus bays along Commerce Boulevard and Skymark Avenue.

For a complete list of service changes, please visit miway.ca/miway5.

MiWay Discount Transit Ticket Program for Food Banks to Become Permanent

Today, General Committee directed staff to continue the MiWay Discount Transit Ticket Program with Mississauga food banks permanently.

Initially, the pilot program began in November 2016 with six food banks. In May, it was expanded to include all 18 of Mississauga’s food banks and is currently set to conclude on December 31, 2017.

“This program allows Mississauga food banks to purchase MiWay tickets at a 50 per cent discount with the City picking up the remainder of the cost,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “It is helping provide affordable transit options for those that rely on transit to pick up their groceries and access other services.”

To date, four of the 18 designated Mississauga food bank locations have purchased discounted MiWay tickets with the City’s portion of the pilot program costing $7,500. For 2018, the projected cost of the program is $20,000.

The continuation of the program will receive final approval during the November 22 meeting of Council. For more information, call MiWay’s Customer Service at 905-615-3636 (INFO).

Permanent Plans for MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot and Senior One Dollar Cash Fare – Off-Peak

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 Ride Free on August 19 – Warriors’ Day Parade

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.

City Centre Transit Terminal Bus Loop Closed August 12 and 13

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