MiWay bus routes in Mississauga will be impacted by GO Transit strike

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Published November 7, 2022 at 9:35 am

Mississauga’s public transit provider says MiWay bus routes will be impacted by the GO Transit strike set to begin today (Nov. 7).

While MiWay’s fleet of buses will all be running the regular routes, there will be some alterations due to the GO Transit labour dispute that will keep all GO buses off Mississauga roads starting today.

“For operational and safety reasons, MiWay buses will not enter a GO bus terminal or GO station if there is an active picket line,” MiWay officials said on social media this morning. “MiWay routes will be detoured as needed with service updates posted at impacted stops and on our website.”

The move by MiWay is the latest in response to ongoing work stoppages. This past Friday, in response to school closures due to the CUPE job action, the city’s transit provider announced it was temporarily suspending eight of its bus routes that cater to high school students.

Meanwhile, some 2,200 GO station attendants, bus operators, maintenance workers and safety officers in Mississauga and beyond are taking part in the work stoppage that begins today.

By more than 80 per cent, the workers rejected Metrolinx’s latest contract offer.

Metrolinx, the provincial agency that operates GO commuter services, emphasized that the strike would only affect GO buses and would not impact GO trains.

The buses are relied upon by many residents of Mississauga, Brampton and Hamilton as well as Durham, Halton and Niagara regions to get to their jobs and post-secondary education classes.

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