Mississauga miWay Transit Site

Welcome to the Mississauga miWay Transit Site

You will find various information on this system here.

Mississauga Transit (MT) came into existent in 1974 with the amalgamation of various villages, towns, cities and the Region of Peel.

Charterways was servicing various towns at the time of amalgamation and most of their fleet became part of MT. TTC under contract was running service along the Lakeshore from Long Branch Loop to Port Credit. TTC Service was terminated shortly after the amalgamation.

Back in 1974, the population of the City was 178,600 when it was created, along with transit and the Region of Peel it set in.

In 2010, Mississauga Transit was re banded as miWay with new colours. Orange being used for local service call miWay Local with Blue being used for miWay Express service call the 100's series. Only the new buses arriving from 2010 will be in the new colours with the remaining fleet remaining white.

The current population is 740,000 for 2015, with miWay servicing 92 routes with a fleet of 470 buses.

miWay has operated a fleet of articulated's starting with the GM's (General Motors) in 1980's to NFI (New Flyer Industries) and has the 3rd largest fleet after Ottawa and Toronto. It has been the leader of going to 60' buses as well been the first for new models. Nova Bus has yet to get their foot in the doors with their buses including the artic's. Waiting to see what happens to TTC Nova Bus artic's since they are only a few years old.

The Central garage is located at 975 Central Parkway West and is being expanded.

miWay has a satellite yard located in Malton at 6780 Professional Court and is planning on a 2nd one for Meadowvale by 2012.

miWay connects with Oakville Transit, Brampton Transit, GO Transit and TTC.

miWay has fare integration with Oakville and Brampton Transit where you give your transfer to any of the 3 systems and they will give you a new transfer.

By showing your weekly or monthly pass, you can obtain a transfer to use any of the 3 systems. In 2014, you could not use your pass to transfer between systems anymore.

MT introduce a 2 hour transfer back in 2005 allowing riders to stop along any route to do shopping or other things and be able to get back on to carry on or return home. Ridership spike 22% when this 2 hour transfer was introduce. Other systems follow the practices by going to either a 90 or 120 minute transfer.

Transfer time is from the time the bus starts traveling the route. Depending on various routes, you can up to 90 minute to stop and shop before the transfer expires.

Since 2000, the fares have gone up yearly $.10 per ticket and a $1 for weekly passes. 2009 saw the $.10 per ticket fare increase, but $2 for weekly passes with cash going from $2.75 to $3. 2010 saw no increase, but the 2009 fare increase cover that

Anyone transferring from a GO Train or bus to MT will only have to pay $.80 by showing your GO ticket. If you are going to a GO station to use a GO Train, you only have to pay the $.80 when showing your day pass or ticket. MT does offer a monthly sticker for the GO ticket to allow you to use MT service all the time at an extra cost.

It is the system that started me on the road to become a Transit and Urban Advocate.

We have written a number of reports relating to how transit could be better in Mississauga as well appeared before council dealing with transit issues.

The ONE thing we learn very early in 2000, the year that got us started as Transit Advocates, "DO your Homework and provide a Solution" to your issue, as it goes along way getting your issue understood and supported.

This came from Mayor Hazel McCallion to her staff and apply to everything we do all over the place today.

Take pictures where needed, as they have a thousand words to say.

Handouts and slide presentation will help to get your issue across easier.

The current fleet and history of it is under Fleet Page.

With the exception of the 9700's series 40' buses up to 2008, all the seats were brown and plastic. Not comfortable for long trips.

New seating were added with the arrival of the 30' buses in 2007 from ElDorado National. 2 different types show up in 2008 with the arctic's having one style while the 40's had another. The 2009 order which arrived 9 months ahead of schedule in fall of 2008 had the same type of the 2008 40's model and a big step up.

We have been pushing for better seats of 5 years and nice to see it happen.

Service on Sunday is still the pits as only 20% of the city sees service that is anywhere between 30-60 minutes with the exception of route 19 that is now seeing 14 minutes after 11 am to 7 pm and route 3 that see 22-23 minutes.

On November 17, 2014, the first phase of Mississauga Transitway was open for the first 5 stations and a year late as well over budget. 2 more stations will open in January 2016 with the remaining 3 by the end of 2016. The Renforth Gateway will open in 2017 and Kipling Terminal in 2019/20.

Only express buses will be using the Transitway know as a BRT ROW (Bus Rapid Transit Right of Way). GO Transit will start using the Transitway at the end of 2016 and only using a few of the stations only. This will be more of a "GO Thing", since it will have more service on it than miWay.

Starting January 1st, 2016, all current fare media will cease to exist and replace 100% with the Presto Card and cash fare only. Some of the change over took place in 2015 with the Presto Card being used since 2013.

Staring in 2017, the long waited Hurontario St LRT will start to be built running from Port Credit in the south to the City of Brampton in the north for a distance of 21 km and costing $1.6 Billion dollars and to be completed by 2021. Who will run this LRT is still unknown, but it will replace the current 103 and 19 by miWay and the 502 by Brampton.