MiWay temporarily suspends two busy Mississauga bus routes due to shortage of drivers

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Published January 6, 2022 at 9:43 am

Two MiWay bus routes that serve some of the busiest areas of Mississauga have been temporarily shelved and service is being reduced on a third route as public transit officials deal with a shortage of drivers due to COVID-19.

Starting tomorrow (Jan. 7), MiWay will suspend routes 101/101A Dundas Express and 107 Malton Express and reduce service frequency on Route 103 Hurontario Express until further notice.

Officials with the City of Mississauga’s public transit provider say increasing numbers of bus drivers are absent due to COVID-19 and self-isolation requirements.

“We know that many residents rely on public transit to get to work, appointments and other essential trips,” said Director of Transit Geoff Marinoff. “In order to deliver more reliable service where it is needed most, these changes have been temporarily implemented to free up resources for re-allocation. We will continue to update our customers in a timely manner as changes occur.”

MiWay says it’s continuing to monitor all routes in an effort to determine any change in passenger travel patterns so it can respond accordingly with additional resources when and where needed.

Officials encourage MiWay users to check schedules and any service updates online.

The temporary move comes just as MiWay had increased service to riders earlier this week.

 

 

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