Budget Committee Update – September 20, 2017
The City of Mississauga’s Budget Committee recently considered new and increased fees and charges for 2018. This includes transit fares, Recreation and Parks and Forestry programs. These revenue sources will help offset the cost of delivering these services.
- New fees introduced for non-resident pool rental
- MiWay cash fare increase by $0.25 from $3.50 to $3.75, paper ticket fares increase by $0.10 for adult, student and senior tickets effective January 29, 2018, while PRESTO fares remain at current rates
- New fees introduced for forestry inspection at $50, upgraded commemorative tree donation at $2,500 and garden park bench donation at $5,000
- Increase to filming location fees based on the cost of inflation and benchmarking
Additional revenue of approximately $1.2 million is expected from the increases and new fees. These will alleviate some pressures on the property tax rate in 2018.
The proposed fees and charges were presented at a Council meeting for approval on September 27, 2017.
More information about the City budget is available at mississauga.ca/budget.
From September 25 to 30, MiWay is hosting public information sessions about its 2018 service plan. The sessions will provide the public with more information on how MiWay will increase service levels along major corridors and introduce more express services to power the grid network in 2018. The theme for the third year of the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan is “Powering the Grid.”
MiWay 5 is a five-year plan (2016-2020) that is shifting Mississauga’s transit system to a grid network that allows for more frequent buses along main corridors and delivers more direct services. The plan also optimizes the use of the Mississauga Transitway, which will be completed with the opening of Renforth station this fall.
Drop in to one of the MiWay 5 Public Information Centres:
||MiWay 5 Public Information Centre Locations
|Monday, September 25
|2 to 7 p.m.
||City Centre Transit Terminal
200 Rathburn Rd. W
|Tuesday, September 26
|4 to 7 p.m.
||Port Credit Library
20 Lakeshore Rd. E
|Thursday, September 28
||3 to 7 p.m.
|Meadowvale Town Centre
6677 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle
|Saturday, September 30
||1 to 4 p.m.
7205 Goreway Dr.
For more information about the MiWay Five Transit Service Plan, visit miway.ca/miway5.
To provide feedback on MiWay’s 2018 service plan, visit miway.ca/mivoice or attend an information session.
MiWay will be rolling out several route and service improvements on July 3 as part of the MiWay 5 Service Plan (2016-2020). The improvements include an extended route across the city to the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre.
Route 39 – Britannia will extend east to provide a direct connection from Meadowvale Town Centre to the Skymark Hub in the Mississauga Airport Corporate Centre, near the future Renforth transitway station.
Other service improvements include:
Revised route: Creekbank Road to Matheson Boulevard, due to construction on Eglinton Avenue East
13 Glen Erin
Extended service: Sunday morning service to begin earlier.
Extended service: More frequent Sunday service and extended hours. Continue reading New MiWay Route and Service Improvements Beginning July 3
The City of Mississauga and Metrolinx will host drop-in open house events with members of Mississauga City Council and Hurontario LRT (HuLRT) project staff. Mark your calendars and bring your questions to learn more about the project!
June 5, 2017
Frank McKechnie Community Centre (map)
310 Bristol Rd. E.
Wards 4 & 7
June 6, 2017
Mississauga Valley Community Centre (map)
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.
June 7, 2017
Port Credit Arena (map)
40 Stavebank Rd. N.
Use MiWay’s Plan a Trip tool on any device at miway.ca/planatrip or call 905-615-INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information.
If accessibility accommodations are required, please contact Catherine Monast at 905-615-3200 extension 5046 prior to the open house.
About the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project
The Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project will bring 20 kilometres of fast, reliable, rapid transit to the cities of Mississauga and Brampton along the Hurontario corridor. New, modern light rail vehicles will travel in a dedicated right-of-way and serve 22 stops with connections to GO Transit’s Milton and Lakeshore West rail lines, Mississauga MiWay, Brampton Züm, and the Mississauga Transitway. The Hurontario project is part of Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan to provide residents and businesses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, convenient and integrated transit. Metrolinx will be responsible for implementing the project. Metrolinx will work in partnership with the cities of Mississauga and Brampton and other stakeholders to advance work on the project. For more information, go to www.metrolinx.com/HurontarioLRT. The Hurontario LRT project is funded through a $1.4 billion commitment from the Province of Ontario, the Hurontario LRT is a signature project of the Moving Ontario Forward plan.
Staff Report Recommends Extension; No New Applicants To Be Accepted During Pilot
At General Committee today, City Council received a corporate report recommending an additional extension of the MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program. The program is a partnership between the City and the Region of Peel. It was first introduced in May 2016 and extended in October 2016.
If approved by Council on April 12, transit riders who are already approved for the MiWay Affordable Transportation Pilot Program will continue to receive a 50 per cent discount on transit from May 1 to September 30, 2017.
“Program participants have told the City and Region that a permanent program is needed to address affordability of transit fares,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit, City of Mississauga. “The additional extension will allow low income Mississauga residents to continue to ride transit at a 50 per cent discount while we evaluate all phases of the pilot program.”
There are 1300 active users of the pilot program that are eligible for the extension. No new applicants will be approved during the five-month extension of the program.
Marinoff added that recommendations will be made to both Mississauga City Council and the Region of Peel through a full report in September 2017.
To learn more about the MiWay Affordable Transportation Program, please visit povertyinpeel.ca/miwaypilot.