Big plan in the works to make getting around Mississauga easier in decades to come

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Published May 15, 2023 at 3:57 pm

Project leaders get the word out on huge Mississauga-Brampton transit line
The Hurontario LRT is on target to open to passengers in fall 2024.

A sweeping plan to address issues and concerns of Mississauga residents for decades to come as they drive, cycle, walk and take the buses across the city is nearly complete.

City of Mississauga officials say their Transit and Road Infrastructure Plan (TRIP) is being developed as part of the City’s larger Transportation Master Plan approved by council in 2019.

The TRIP is a city-wide plan to “address pressures and issues faced by Mississauga road users as they move throughout the city,” City officials say in an online project update. “The plan will develop a long-term transit network and a long-term road network, which will offer additional transportation infrastructure to support and encourage more modes of travel such as transit, cycling and walking. The plan will guide actions, policies and transportation investment in Mississauga over the next 20 years.”

Efforts at developing that plan began some three years ago and now officials are ready to take their ideas to the public.

A public open house to discuss TRIP will be held next Tuesday (May 23) from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mississauga City Hall, in the Great Hall.

For those unable to make the open house, information and feedback can be exchanged online from May 23 to June 12, the City says.

Mississauga is in the midst of adding significantly to its public transit network.

The Hazel McCallion Line, a light-rail transit (LRT) route to run along Hurontario St. from south Mississauga to Brampton when it opens in late 2024, and the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension LRT are two major projects currently in the works.

The Dundas Bus Rapid Transit and Lakeshore Transportation Studies projects will also add significantly to Mississauga’s transit network in the decades ahead.

Mississauga’s Transportation Master Plan provides overarching guidance on the future of transportation in the city and specifically calls for mode-specific infrastructure plans, such as those to be offered by TRIP.

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