Busy bus route in Mississauga will run more often to meet growing demand
Published April 10, 2023 at 11:51 am
A busy MiWay transit bus route servicing central and north Mississauga is increasing service to meet the growing ridership demand.
Increased service frequency on Route 61 Mavis takes effect starting in two weeks, on April 24, as part of a series of service enhancements and reductions across the city’s transit system.
“The Route 61 Mavis will have increased service during off-peak hours (midday and late night) on weekdays. This improvement is in response to ridership growth and will help provide more capacity on this route,” officials with MiWay, Mississauga’s transit provider, said in a news release.
Transit officials also noted that “… there will be seasonal post-secondary service reductions due to lower demand during the summer academic term and schedule adjustments on several routes.”
Due to lower customer demand during the summer academic term, the following MiWay service reductions will be in effect:
- 44 Mississauga Road: reduced frequency
- 99 College Shuttle: route will not operate
- 101A Dundas Express: will not service University of Toronto Mississauga
- 107 Malton Express: will not service Humber College (North Campus)
- 110 University Express: reduced frequency
MiWay officials say regular post-secondary service will resume on Sept. 5.
Also effective April 24, schedule adjustments will be made on the following routes:
- 6 Credit Woodlands (Saturdays/Sundays)
- 10 Bristol-Britannia (weekdays)
- 18 McLaughlin-Derry (weekdays)
- 42 Derry (weekdays)
- 45 Winston Churchill (weekdays)
- 66 McLaughlin (weekdays)
“Schedule adjustments will be made (on those routes) to improve service reliability as traffic and ridership patterns continue to evolve throughout the city,” MiWay officials say, adding they’ll make further schedule adjustments as needed.
Looking ahead to the next statutory holiday, MiWay will operate on a holiday schedule on Victoria Day, May 22.
Routes that will not operate at all on May 22 due to low customer demand are 28 Confederation, 35 Eglinton-Ninth Line, 46 Tenth Line-Osprey and 48 Erin Mills.
Starting Monday, April 24:
🚍 Route 61 Mavis will have increased service frequency on weekdays.
🚍 Seasonal post-secondary service reductions will be in effect until Sept. 5.
🚍 There will be schedule adjustments on several routes.
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— Customer Service (@MiWayHelps) April 3, 2023
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