MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 4, 2010) - MiWay, the City of Mississauga's new brand for transit service – driven by the coming Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project service improvements – was presented at today's Council meeting.
"Starting October 4th, 42 new express buses with the new identity and blue colour will serve passengers traveling on our current network of five express routes that extends across the city and connects to many popular destinations including the Islington Subway Station, Westwood Mall, Meadowvale Town Centre, City Centre Transit Terminal, Clarkson GO Station, University of Toronto Mississauga campus and the Airport Corporate Centre," said Geoff Marinoff, director of Transit. "In addition to frequent service during the morning and evening rush hours, customers can enjoy more comfortable seating, reading lights, power outlets for laptops and larger windows when they choose express service on MiWay – the new Mississauga Transit."
There are a number of changes coming to Port Credit and Clarkson area Mississauga Transit routes on Monday, December 7th, 2009.
8 - Cawthra - Weekday - Redesigned The current Route 8 - Cawthra-Indian Road service will be shortened to operate between the City Centre Transit Terminal and Port Credit GO Station. Passengers will benefit from improved frequencies with buses departing stops every 20 minutes during rush hours and every 25 minutes during midday service. Visit mississaugatransit.com for information on schedules and connecting services, such as the new Route 14 - Lorne Park.
14 - Lorne Park - Weekday - NEW A new accessible service operating between the Port Credit and Clarkson GO Stations via Indian Road and Truscott Road (formerly served by Route 8 - Cawthra-Indian Road). Buses will depart stops every 35 minutes during rush hours and every 45 minutes during midday service. Passengers can connect to and from GO Train service on this route.
14A - Lorne Park-Industrial - Weekday - NEW During the AM and PM rush hours, Route 14A - Lorne Park-Industrial will serve the employment area enclosed by Southdown Road, Lakeshore Road, Winston Churchill Boulevard and Royal Windsor Drive (formerly served by Route 37A - Clarkson Shuttle-Royal Windsor).
29 - Park Royal - Weekday Enhanced midday service - buses will now depart stops every 24 minutes, rather than every 33 minutes. Check up-to-date schedule information online.
29A - Park Royal-Meadow Wood - Weekday - NEW One southbound trip (at 7:08 am) and one southbound trip (at 2:55 pm) from Erin Mills Town Centre will continue on from the Clarkson GO Station (STOP #4508) to the Lakeshore Road West and Meadow Wood Road area (STOP #0211), formerly served by Route 37 - Clarkson Shuttle.
The Hurontario-Main Street Study is focused on rapid transit, land use and urban design from Port Credit to downtown Brampton. The study is part of the Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan, THE BIG MOVE, that identified the corridor as one of 15 priority projects for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
Public Information Centres:
City of Mississauga Mississauga Civic Centre-Great Hall 300 City Centre Drive Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5 to 9 p.m.
Mississauga Transit fares including cash fares, tickets and monthly GO Transit stickers for shuttle service as well as weekly, monthly and annual passes will increase on January 26, 2009 to offset cost pressures required to operate Mississauga Transit.
The increase will help offset the cost of providing and continuing to improve the system for residents living and working in Mississauga. Mississauga Transit remains a safe, accessible and environmentally-responsible transportation service needed by residents across the city. Director of Mississauga Transit Geoff Marinoff
The increases include:
cash fare for children, students, adults and seniors increases by $0.25
tickets increase by $0.10 per ticket for students and adults
tickets increase by $0.05 per ticket for children and seniors
weekly passes increase by $2 for students and adults
monthly passes increase by $8 for students and adults, and $2 for seniors
annual pass for seniors increases by $24
monthly GO Sticker for shuttle service to and from Mississauga GO Rail stations increases by $1 (no change to the $0.60 discounted cash fare on shuttle service)
Mississauga Transit invites people to ride its service for free on New Year's Eve from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. on New Year's Day.
"Passengers can enjoy a safe and environmentally-responsible ride to and from events using our service," said director of Mississauga Transit Geoff Marinoff. "Let us do the driving on this festive occasion."
Mississauga Transit is sponsoring the free service on all routes from 7 p.m. on December 31, 2008 until 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2009, and running extended-hour service on many routes so that buses will depart from local malls and GO stations after midnight.
The extended-hour service listing and Mississauga Transit's holiday service levels from Wednesday, December 24, 2008 to Friday, January 2, 2009 are available in the latest issue of In Transit on www.mississaugatransit.com.
Mississauga Transit's onboard and bus shelter advertising contractor is assisting with the Ride Free New Year's Eve service promotion.
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