Bus riders in Mississauga will see public transit improvements starting Monday

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Published February 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

No more blue MiWay buses in Mississauga
MiWay is phasing out blue transit buses in Mississauga. (Photo: City of Mississauga)

Trips around Mississauga are about to get a little more convenient for tens of thousands of people who ride public transit buses each day.

Starting Monday (Feb. 27), MiWay is introducing a series of changes and improvements that includes the resumption of a Malton Express bus route and a host of service increases on routes operating in the busiest parts of Mississauga.

MiWay officials say they continually make improvements to the public transit service in efforts to make travel by bus easier for residents.

The last series of service improvements took effect on Jan. 2 and yet more upgrades are scheduled to take hold starting April 24.

The most notable changes to take effect starting on Monday include the resumption of the Route 107 Malton Express on Saturdays and weekday service increases on routes 3 Bloor, 35 Eglinton and 39 Britannia.

Additionally, MiWay officials say, there will be schedule adjustments on a number of other routes “to improve service reliability.”

Transit officials say the resumption of the Malton Express route will help alleviate overcrowding on the Route 7 Airport bus.

Route 107 Malton Express will operate every 20 minutes on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with service from the City Centre Transit Terminal at Square One to the Westwood Square Transit Terminal in Malton.

The three routes that will see significant service increases–routes 3 Bloor, 35 Eglinton and 39 Britannia–are being beefed up on weekdays in response to ridership growth and to provide more capacity “where and when customers need it,” MiWay officials say.

Meanwhile, two routes–29 Park Royal-Homelands and 36 Colonial-Ridgeway–will see service reductions on Saturdays due to a decrease in customer demand.

“The resources saved from these reductions will be reinvested back into the network to increase capacity and prevent overcrowding on busier routes,” MiWay officials say.

MiWay is also making a number of schedule adjustments on some routes to improve service reliability as traffic and ridership patterns continue to evolve throughout the city, officials say.

In addition to the routes listed below, Mississauga’s transit provider says it constantly monitors ridership patterns and will make additional adjustments as needed.

The following bus routes will be adjusted effective Feb. 27:

  • 2 Hurontario (weekdays)
  • 5 Dixie (weekdays)
  • 7 Airport (weekdays)
  • 13 Glen Erin (Saturdays)
  • 17 Hurontario (weekdays)
  • 29 Park Royal-Homelands (weekdays)
  • 30 Rexdale (weekdays)
  • 36 Colonial-Ridgeway (weekdays)
  • 46 Tenth Line-Osprey (weekdays)
  • 48 Erin Mills (weekdays)
  • 61 Mavis (Saturdays)
  • 70 Keaton (weekdays)
  • 107 Malton Express (weekdays and Saturdays)
  • 108 Meadowvale Business Express (weekdays)
  • 109 Meadowvale Express (weekdays)

Looking further ahead, MiWay says its buses will operate on a holiday schedule on Good Friday, which falls on April 7.

Additionally on Good Friday, routes 4 Sherway Gardens, 5 Dixie, 17 Hurontario, 23 Lakeshore, 29 Park Royal-Homelands and 36 Colonial-Ridgeway will run at reduced frequency.

Meanwhile, routes 28 Confederation, 35 Eglinton, 46 Tenth Line-Osprey and 48 Erin Mills won’t operate at all on April 7 due to low customer demand.

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