Mississauga residents, businesses get the latest news on huge Hurontario transit project
Published September 16, 2021 at 8:44 am
A team of transit experts has been visiting thousands of Mississauga residents and businesses to update them on the massive Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) project.
Metrolinx, the Crown agency that manages public transportation in the Golden Horseshoe, has a diverse team of 12 “community connectors” knocking on doors to keep people up to date on the progress of the LRT project, which when completed in fall 2024 will offer passengers fast electric train service from Port Credit to Brampton with 19 stops along the 18-kilometre route.
The most recent canvass reached more than 3,500 residents and businesses, Metrolinx officials say, adding the COVID-19 pandemic has posed some challenges for their multilingual team.
“But their work is essential to keeping people informed as construction” of the Hurontario LRT moves forward, officials note.
The team of front-line staffers tries to visit every property, resident and business along the LRT route twice a year to provide updates and gather feedback.
When up and running, the Hurontario LRT will offer a dedicated right-of-way running from the lakeshore in Mississauga to Brampton Gateway Terminal. It will link to GO stations at Port Credit and Cooksville, the Mississauga Transitway, Square One GO Bus Terminal, Brampton Gateway Terminal, and key MiWay and Brampton Transit routes.
Officials say the LRT will be a critical link for residents and businesses in the area as one-quarter of Mississauga’s employment and residents is expected to be along the Hurontario corridor in the next two decades.
The initiative is part of Metrolinx’s long-term vision for an integrated, sustainable transit network connecting the Greater Toronto and Hamilton areas.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies