MiWay

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MiWay
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A MiWay MiLocal (frequent stop) Orion VII hybrid bus
Founded1969
Headquarters3484 Semenyk Court
LocaleMississauga, Ontario
Service areaMississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Toronto
Service typePublic Transit
Routes59 local
7 express
3 limited-stop
14 regular school
13 summer school
1 TTC-contracted
Stops3673[1]
Hubs28 (8 outside the city)
Depots2
Fleet623 buses
Daily ridership119,152 (2014)
Annual ridership36.6 million (Increase 2.2%) (2014)[1]
(52.2 million boardings)
Fuel typeDiesel, Hybrid electric
OperatorCity of Mississauga
Chief executiveGeoff Marinoff
Websitewww.miway.ca
Former Mississauga Transit logo
Like most other city-owned vehicles, transit buses are also identified by a version of the corporate logo
MiWay bus stop 5304 located at the intersection of Hurontario and Courtneypark. MiWay's 57 Courtneypark services this stop along with Brampton Transit's 7 Kennedy.

MiWay (pronounced "my way"; stylized miWAY), also known as Mississauga Transit and originally as Mississauga Transit Systems, is the municipal public transport agency serving Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, and is responsible to the city's Transportation and Works Department. MiWay services consists of two types of bus routes: MiLocal, local buses that make frequent stops, and MiExpress, express buses between major destinations. MiWay is the primary operator along the Mississauga Transitway, a dedicated east–west bus-only roadway.

MiWay's routes connect with GO Transit commuter rail and intercity buses. The system also connects with Brampton Transit to the north, Oakville Transit to the west, and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to the east.

MiWay is a member of the Canadian Urban Transit Association. In 2013, MiWay's annual ridership was 35.8 million passengers, with more than 50.9 million boardings.[1]: H-14 

History[edit]

Public transit in Mississauga was first operated by Charterways Limited as Mississauga Transit Systems with four buses in 1969 and was acquired by the city's newly formed Mississauga Transit in 1974, incorporating the former towns of Mississauga, Port Credit and Streetsville. Services began on November 1, 1973.

It later acquired routes formerly operated by others, such as;

Mississauga Transit was rebranded MiWay on October 4, 2010. New MiWay-branded hybrid buses entered service, with orange MiLocal buses on local routes and blue MiExpress buses on express routes. Advertisements were placed on buses and shelters in September 2010 to introduce users to the new branding. Older buses using the old logo would continue to be used until they are decommissioned. Service levels did not change with the rebranding.[2]

The reason for the company's new name is twofold: "Mi" could be interpreted as standing for Mississauga, and it is also a homophone for "My", suggesting possession.

As of December 1, 2011, MiWay's bus fleet is fully low-floor and accessible. As of October 22, 2012, bus stop pads have been put at all MiWay bus stops. This allowed the entire system, to become fully accessible.[3]

On April 29, 2019, 24-hour service was introduced on four bus routes.[4]

Facilities[edit]

Major[edit]

Facility Address & coordinates Opened Notes
Administration 3484 Semenyk Court
43°34′5″N 79°39′13″W / 43.56806°N 79.65361°W / 43.56806; -79.65361
2014 Headquarters
E. J. Dowling Transit Facility 975 Central Parkway West
43°34′11″N 79°39′17″W / 43.56972°N 79.65472°W / 43.56972; -79.65472
2015 Operations; renamed in honour of Mississauga Transit's first manager Ed Dowling in 2015.[5]
Central Parkway Garage 975 Central Parkway West
43°34′11″N 79°39′17″W / 43.56972°N 79.65472°W / 43.56972; -79.65472
1977 Storage for 400 or 500 buses. A new bus repair depot was added in 2008.
Malton Garage 6780 Professional Court
43°42′23″N 79°37′48″W / 43.70639°N 79.63000°W / 43.70639; -79.63000
1992 Storage for 110 buses
City Centre Transit Terminal 200 Rathburn Road West
43°35′38″N 79°38′47.6″W / 43.59389°N 79.646556°W / 43.59389; -79.646556
1997

Transitway stations[edit]

All MiWay routes are wheelchair-accessible.

Station Address Routes Other connections
Cawthra 775 Eastgate Parkway 100, 107, 109
Central Parkway 4325 Central Parkway East 10, 53, 100, 107, 109
Dixie 4440 Dixie Road 5, 73, 74, 100, 107, 109, 185 Brampton Transit, GO Transit
Erin Mills 4430 Erin Mills Parkway 29, 46, 48, 100, 109, 110 GO Transit
Etobicoke Creek 1915 Eglinton Avenue East 35, 87, 100, 107, 109
Orbitor 5015 Orbitor Drive 35, 87, 100, 107, 109
Renforth 5001 Commerce Boulevard 7, 24, 35, 39, 43, 57, 74, 87, 100, 107, 109 GO Transit, TTC
Spectrum 5005 Spectrum Way 35, 87, 100, 107, 109
Tahoe 4650 Tahoe Boulevard 87, 100, 107, 109
Tomken 4450 Tomken Road 51, 100, 107, 109
Winston Churchill 4310 Winston Churchill Boulevard 36, 45/45A, 100, 109 GO Transit

Terminals and junctions[edit]

All MiWay routes are wheelchair-accessible.

Former MiWay service booth and platforms at Islington station, before MiWay connections were moved to Kipling Station
Location Routes Other connections
Bramalea Terminal 185 Brampton Transit, GO Transit
Brampton Gateway Terminal 103 Brampton Transit (with the terminal), GO Transit (at Main Street)
Churchill Meadows Community Centre 9, 35
City Centre Transit Terminal 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 28, 34, 61, 66, 68 20, 26, 76, 100, 107, 109, 110 and Brampton Transit (Züm) (at Rathburn Road), GO Transit (at Station Gate)
Credit Valley Hospital 34, 48 35 (at Eglinton Avenue), 46, 67 (at Erin Mills Parkway), GO Transit (at Erin Mills Parkway and Eglinton Avenue)
Dixie Outlet Mall 4, 5
Erin Mills Town Centre Bus Terminal 13, 34, 46, 48, 49 35 (at Eglinton Avenue)
Humber College
North Campus
22, 107 Brampton Transit, TTC, YRT (inside campus)
Islington station 26 (on-street at Islington & Bloor) TTC buses and Line 2 Bloor–Danforth subway.
Kipling station 1/1C, 3, 11, 20, 26, 35, 70, 71, 76, 101/101A, 108, 109 GO Transit, TTC buses and Line 2 Bloor–Danforth subway. The only major hub outside the city limits.
Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Terminal 10, 13, 38/38A, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45/45A, 46, 48, 57, 87, 90, 104, 109 GO Transit (at Aquitaine Avenue)
Sheridan Centre Bus Terminal 13, 29, 71 110 (at Erin Mills Parkway)
Sheridan College
Brampton Campus
61, 66 Brampton Transit
Sherway Gardens 4 TTC
South Common Centre Bus Terminal 1C, 13, 26, 29, 36, 48, 101, 110 Oakville Transit
Toronto Pearson International Airport 7 & 100 (Terminal 1), 100 (Terminal 3), 57 (Infield Cargo Area), 24 & 107 (Viscount LINK Station) Brampton Transit (Terminal 1), GO Transit (Terminal 1), TTC (Terminals 1 & 3)
Trillium Health Centre
Queensway West & Hurontario Street
28, 103 4 (at Queensway), 2 (at Hurontario Street)
University of Toronto at Mississauga 1C, 44, 101, 110
Westdale Mall
Dundas Street West & Erindale Station Road
1/1C, 6, 101/101A
Westwood Square Bus Terminal 7, 11, 15, 16/16A, 22, 24, 30, 42/42A, 104, 107 Brampton Transit, TTC
Woodbine Centre 11 & 30 (at Rexdale Boulevard) TTC & YRT (at Queens Plate Drive)
  • : September to April only

GO Transit stations[edit]

All MiWay routes are wheelchair-accessible.

A Mississauga Flyer D800 bus meeting a TTC bus at Long Branch Loop in 1987
Location Routes Other connections
Clarkson 13, 14/14A, 23, 29, 45/45A, 110 Oakville Transit
Cooksville 4, 28, 38, 53 2, 103 (at Hurontario Street)
Dixie no direct bus connection 5 (nearest on-street route)
Erindale 20, 37 6, 26 (at Burnhamthorpe Road)
9, 38/38A (at Creditview Road)
Hurontario & 407
Park and ride
17, 53 Brampton Transit
Kipling 1/1C, 3, 11, 20, 26, 35, 70, 71, 76, 101/101A, 108, 109 TTC connection available at Kipling station
Lisgar 32, 38/38A Brampton Transit
Long Branch
Long Branch TTC Loop
5, 23 TTC
Malton 30 42/42A (at Derry Road)
Brampton Transit (at Derry Road)
Meadowvale 44, 64, 90
Port Credit 2, 8, 14/14A, 23
Streetsville 9, 67 44 (at Queen Street)

Services[edit]

Routes[edit]

All routes are wheelchair-accessible. Routes 1 Dundas, 2 & 17 Hurontario, 3 Bloor, and 7 Airport operate 24 hours.

Legend Designation
1–99 Regular Service MiLocal
300s School Service
100s Express Service MiExpress
Route Direction and termini Availability
1
Dundas EB To Kipling station WB To Ridgeway Drive All week, 24 hours
1C
To Kipling station
Via University of Toronto Mississauga
To South Common Centre
Via University of Toronto Mississauga
All week
2
Hurontario
(South)
NB To City Centre SB To Port Credit GO Station All week, 24 hours
3
Bloor EB To Kipling station WB To City Centre All week, 24 hours
4
Sherway Gardens EB To Sherway Gardens
Via Huron Park (off-peak only)
WB To Cooksville GO Station
Via Huron Park (off-peak only)
All week
5
Dixie NB To Cardiff Boulevard Monday-Saturdays only
To Derry Road (Sundays only)
SB To Long Branch Loop All week
6
Credit Woodlands EB To City Centre WB To Westdale Mall All week
7
Airport NB To Westwood Square
Via Renforth Station
SB To City Centre
Via Renforth Station
All week, 24 hours
8
Cawthra NB To City Centre
Via Cawthra Seniors' Centre (off-peak only)
SB To Port Credit GO Station
Via Cawthra Seniors' Centre (off-peak only)
Mon–Sat
9
Rathburn-Thomas EB To City Centre
Via Streetsville GO Station (AM peak only)
WB To Churchill Meadows Community Centre
Via Streetsville GO Station (PM peak only)
All week
10
Bristol-Britannia NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To City Centre All week
11
Westwood NB To Westwood Square SB To Kipling station All week
13
Glen Erin NB To Meadowvale Town Centre
Via South Common Centre
SB To Clarkson GO Station
Via South Common Centre
All week
14
Lorne Park EB To Port Credit GO Station WB To Clarkson GO Station Mon–Fri off-peak only
14A
To Winston Churchill Boulevard Peak hours
15
Drew EB To Westwood Square WB To Cardiff Boulevard Mon–Fri
(No mid-day service)
16
Malton CCW To Westwood Square Mon–Sat
16A
CW All week
17
Hurontario
(North)
NB To Hurontario / 407 Park and Ride SB To City Centre All week, 24 hours
20
Rathburn EB To Kipling station
Via City Centre
WB To Erindale GO Station
Via City Centre
All week
22
Finch EB To William Osler Health Centre
via Humber College
WB To Westwood Square All week
23
Lakeshore EB To Long Branch Loop WB To Clarkson GO Station All week
24
Northwest NB To Westwood Square SB To Renforth Station Peak hours
25
Traders Loop CW To Matheson Boulevard Peak hours
26
Burnhamthorpe EB To Kipling station
Via City Centre (weekends only) and Islington station
WB To South Common Centre
Via Islington station and City Centre (weekends only)
All week
28
Confederation NB To City Centre
Via Cooksville GO Station (PM peak only)
SB To Trillium Health Centre
Via Cooksville GO Station (AM peak only)
All week
29
Park Royal-Homelands NB To Erin Mills Station
Via South Common Centre
SB To Clarkson GO Station
Via South Common Centre
All week
30
Rexdale EB To Bergamot Avenue
Via Malton GO Station (peak hours only)
WB To Westwood Square
Via Malton GO Station (peak hours only)
Mon–Sat
32
Lisgar GO NB To Lisgar GO Station SB To Trelawny Circle Peak hours (northbound AM service only; southbound PM service only)
34
Credit Valley EB To City Centre WB To Erin Mills Town Centre All week
35
Eglinton EB To Kipling station WB To Churchill Meadows Community Centre All week
36
Colonial-Ridgeway NB To Winston Churchill Station SB To South Common Centre All week
37
Creditview-Erindale GO NB To Bancroft Drive SB To Erindale GO Station Peak hours
38
Creditview NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To Cooksville GO Station Mon–Fri
38A
Weekends and holidays
39
Britannia EB To Renforth Station
Via Paramount Centre (off-peak only)
WB To Meadowvale Town Centre
Via Paramount Centre (off-peak only)
All week
42
Derry EB To Westwood Square WB To Meadowvale Town Centre All week
42A
To Mavis Road Mon–Fri
43
Matheson-Argentia NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To Renforth Station Peak hours (northbound AM service only; southbound PM service only)
44
Mississauga Road NB To Meadowvale Town Centre
Via Meadowvale GO Station (peak hours only)
SB To University of Toronto Mississauga
Via Meadowvale GO Station (peak hours only)
All week
45
Winston Churchill NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To Clarkson GO Station All week
45A
Peak hours
46
Tenth Line-Osprey NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To Erin Mills Station All week
48
Erin Mills NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To South Common Centre All week
49
McDowell EB To Erin Mills Town Centre WB To Ninth Line Mon–Fri
51
Tomken NB To Cardiff Boulevard SB To Stanfield Road Mon–Sat
53
Kennedy NB To Hurontario & 407 Park and Ride SB To Cooksville GO Station Mon–Fri
57
Courtneypark EB To Renforth Station WB To Meadowvale Town Centre Mon–Fri
61
Mavis NB To Sheridan College Brampton SB To City Centre All week
64
Meadowvale GO EB To Meadowvale GO Station WB To Edenwood Drive Peak hours (eastbound AM service only; westbound PM service only)
66
McLaughlin NB To Sheridan College Brampton SB To City Centre All week
67
Streetsville GO NB To Streetsville GO Station SB To Middlesex Gate Peak hours (northbound AM service only; southbound PM service only)
68
Terry Fox NB To Bancroft Drive SB To City Centre Mon–Sat
70
Keaton EB To Kipling station WB To Milverton Drive Peak hours
71
Sheridan-Subway EB To Kipling station WB To Sheridan Research Park Two trips EB, two trips WB per weekday
73
Kamato NB To Ambler Drive SB To Dixie Station Peak hours
74
Explorer EB To Renforth Station WB To Dixie Station Peak hours
76
City Centre-Subway EB To Kipling station WB To City Centre Mon–Fri
87
Meadowvale-Skymark NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To Renforth Station Peak hours (northbound PM service only; southbound AM service only)
90
Terragar-Copenhagen Loop EB To Meadowvale Town Centre
Via Meadowvale GO Station (peak hours only)
WB To Meadowvale Town Centre Mon–Fri
100
Airport Express EB To Pearson Airport
Via City Centre
WB To Winston Churchill Station
Via City Centre
Mon–Fri
101
Dundas Express EB To Kipling station
Via University of Toronto Mississauga
WB To South Common Centre
Via University of Toronto Mississauga
All week
101A
To Kipling station To Ridgeway Drive Peak hours
103
Hurontario Express NB To Brampton Gateway Terminal SB To Trillium Health Centre All week
104
Derry Express EB To Westwood Square WB To Meadowvale Town Centre Peak hours
107
Malton Express NB To Humber College North Campus (September to April)
To Westwood Mall (May to August)
SB To City Centre All week
108
Meadowvale Business Express NB To Meadowvale Business Park SB To Kipling station Peak hours (northbound AM service only; southbound PM service only)
109
Meadowvale Express NB To Meadowvale Town Centre
Via City Centre
SB To Kipling station
Via City Centre
All week
110
University Express NB To City Centre
Via University of Toronto Mississauga
SB To Clarkson GO Station
Via University of Toronto Mississauga
All week
To University of Toronto Mississauga (additional short turn service)
No peak hour service from May to August
Mon–Fri (no evening service)
Mid-day only from May to August
185
Dixie Express NB To Bramalea Terminal SB To Dixie Station Peak hours; operated by both MiWay & Brampton Transit
302
Philip Pocock-Bloor West EB N/A WB To City Centre
via Bloor Street
Regular school year
304
Father Goetz-Mississauga Valley EB To Mississauga Valley Boulevard WB To Father Goetz Secondary School Regular school year
305
Streetsville-Falconer NB To Plainsman Road SB N/A Regular school year
306
Streetsville-Terry Fox NB N/A SB To Mavis Road Regular school year
307
Philip Pocock-Bloor East EB To Kipling station WB N/A Regular school year
310
Clarkson-Winston Churchill NB To South Common Centre SB N/A Regular school year
313
Streetsville Secondary-Meadowvale TC NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB N/A Regular school year
314
Rick Hansen-Creditview NB To Creditview Road SB To Rick Hansen Secondary School Regular school year
315
Rick Hansen-City Centre NB To Rick Hansen Secondary School SB To City Centre Regular school year
321
Stephen Lewis-St. Joan of Arc NB To Stephen Lewis Secondary School and St. Joan of Arc Secondary School SB To Half Moon Grove Regular school year
335
Glenforest South EB N/A WB To Clarkson GO Station Regular school year
347
Loyola-South Common EB To South Common Centre WB To Loyola Secondary School Regular school year
354
Mississauga Secondary-City Centre NB N/A SB To City Centre Summer school
356
Rick Hansen Secondary-City Centre NB N/A SB To City Centre Summer school
357
St. Joseph-Rathburn NB N/A SB To City Centre Summer school
358
St. Joseph-Eglinton NB N/A SB To City Centre Summer school
360
St. Marcellinus-City Centre NB St. Marcellinus Secondary School
Via Mclaughlin Road
SB To City Centre
Via McLaughlin Road
Summer school
361
St. Joan of Arc-Meadowvale NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB N/A Summer school
362
St. Joan of Arc-South Common NB N/A SB To South Common Centre
Via Artesian Drive and Sebastian Drive
Summer school
363
Stephen Lewis-South Common NB N/A SB To South Common Centre
Via Erin Mills Town Centre
Summer school
364
Stephen Lewis-Meadowvale NB To Meadowvale Town Centre
Via Osprey Boulevard and Trelawny Circle
SB N/A Summer school
367
Father Michael Goetz-City Centre NB To City Centre SB N/A Summer school
368
Loyola-South Common EB To South Common Centre WB N/A Summer school

TTC-contracted routes[edit]

Toronto Transit Commission routes within Mississauga require an exact fare, a MiWay ticket or a transfer. A TTC youth, senior or student ticket or token with cash supplement, depending on the category that the passenger falls onto, can also be used for fares. As of July 29, 2019, riders can use a Presto card (but not a Presto ticket) to pay their MiWay fares on contracted TTC-bus routes that operate within the City of Mississauga. Transfer privileges apply to and from MiWay routes.

Only one route, 52B/52D Lawrence West, is operated by the TTC on behalf of the City of Mississauga. From 2002 to 2010, route 32B Eglinton West operated to Explorer Drive in the similar arrangement.

Route Direction and termini Accessible Operates Extra fare required
52B
Lawrence West EB To Lawrence station
via Lawrence West station
WB To Westwood Mall Disabled access Monday through Friday West of Pearson Airport
52D
To Victory Crescent / McNaughton Avenue Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Bus rapid transit[edit]

In 2007, Mississauga received federal funding for a bus rapid transit (BRT) line, the Mississauga Transitway. The line is built alongside Highway 403, which passes through the City Centre. The line also connects to Toronto Pearson International Airport at Renforth Drive.

Light rail transit[edit]

The cities of Mississauga and Brampton will be served by a light rail transit (LRT) route on Hurontario Street between Lakeshore Road and Steeles Avenue in Brampton.[6] This route would link Port Credit, Mississauga City Centre, and Brampton in response to increasing congestion and anticipated high growth in the corridor.[7] This light rail service will replace MiExpress route 103 Hurontario Express.

The LRT will connect to two GO Transit rail lines (Milton line at Cooksville GO Station and Lakeshore West line at Port Credit GO Station), and other rapid transit lines including Züm Steeles, Züm Main, and the Mississauga Transitway).

Accessibility[edit]

MiWay operates low-floor, wheelchair-accessible buses. The last high-floor bus was retired December 1, 2011. A separate transit service for the disabled, called Transhelp, is operated by the Peel Regional Municipality.

Schedules[edit]

Mississauga Transit's paper "Ride Schedules" were discontinued in 2004. From 2005 onward, all timetables were only available from the system's website.

MiWay provides up-to-date bus schedules via their CityLink telephone service. In November 2005 MiWay inaugurated a schedule finder on their website, called Click 'n Ride,[8] with information specific to each bus stop.

Fares[edit]

As of January 2021, MiWay's cash fare is $4.00 for all passengers.[9] Presto cards have been accepted throughout the entire MiWay system since May 30, 2011.[10] Since July 29, 2019, riders can also use their Presto cards to pay both their MiWay and Toronto Transit Commission fares on TTC-operated bus routes 52B and 52D Lawrence West operating between Mississauga (Westwood Mall or McNaughton) and Toronto (Lawrence Station). Customers aged 5 and under can ride all MiWay bus routes fare-free. Seniors aged 65 and older pay only $1.00 with valid senior photo identification.

Cash-paying customers can ask the bus driver for a paper transfer after depositing a cash fare into the fare box; Presto-paying customers tap their card on the Presto fare reader when boarding and a transfer is automatically stored on their card.

Transfers are valid for two hours in any direction, including transfers to and from Brampton Transit and Oakville Transit, from the time of issue.[11]

Presto card fares:

Fare category Presto MiWay single-ride Presto Weekly Loyalty program Presto MiWay monthly pass Expiry Notes
Child
Ages 6 to 12
$1.75 Free after 12 full fares are paid On 13th birthday
  • Does not automatically upgrade to student fare class at expiry
  • Automatically resets to adult fare class at expiry
  • Requires visit to a Presto customer service location to be converted to student fare class
Youth
Ages 13 to 19
$2.35 Free after 12 full fares are paid On 20th birthday
  • Automatic upgrade to adult fare class at expiry
  • ID required
Adult $3.10 Free after 12 full fares are paid $135.00
  • Default setting for unregistered cards
  • Does not automatically upgrade to senior at age 65
  • Requires visit to a Presto customer service location to be converted to senior fare class
Senior
Ages 65 and over
$2.10 Free after 12 full fares are paid $65.00
  • Senior photo ID required

TTC-contracted routes:

52 Lawrence West
(west of Jetliner Road and Airport Road)
Agency Fare category Price
TTC Adult TTC token + $0.20
Post-secondary student
Youth/Student TTC student ticket + $0.30
Senior TTC Senior ticket + $0.15

Other fares and fees:

Fare category Price Notes
GO Train & bus fare integration $0.80
  • Only for Presto card holders who pay single fares using their stored card balance (except children aged 6 to 12)
Freedom pass
Ages 12 to 14
Free
  • Valid from July 1 to August 31
  • Also allows free swimming in Mississauga public pools
Senior photo ID
for all senior fares
$5.00
  • Available for purchase at City Centre Transit Terminal only
Route map $2.00
  • Available for purchase at City Centre Transit Terminal only

Presto programs[edit]

In 2007, MiWay was the first test site for the new Presto card; Presto was adopted across the entire MiWay system in May 2011.[12] Since launching the Presto card in Mississauga, MiWay has issued more than 9,000 cards; as of 2012, they were being used for more than 2.4 million trips within the system.[3] MiWay offers two programs exclusively for Presto cardholders:

  • GO Transit co-fare:[13] Presto card holders who pay single fares using their stored card balance only have to pay $0.80 when connecting to or from GO Transit trains and buses. Customers without Presto cards have to pay the regular MiWay fare when connecting to or from GO trains and buses, as do children aged 6 to 12 regardless of if they have a Presto card or not. Additionally, customers who have a MiWay monthly bus pass stored on their Presto card also have to pay regular GO Transit fares when transferring between MiWay and GO Transit.
  • Loyalty program:[14] When Presto cardholders have paid for 12 regular MiWay fares in a calendar week, they are able to ride for free for the rest of the week. GO Transit co-fares and fares paid on other systems are not covered by this program. The weekly ride count resets to zero on Mondays.

Smart Commute discount program[edit]

MiWay also offers discounted adult transit passes to employees of the members of Smart Commute Mississauga[15] and Smart Commute Pearson Airport Area.[16] Transit passes are automatically paid by payroll deduction.

Employer discount City discount Total discount Monthly pass cost
None None None $132.00
15% 5% 20% $105.60
25% or more 15% 40% or more $79.20 or less

Fleet/Garages[edit]

Fleet numbers Built Builder Model Status Notes
1–3 1989 OBI 02.501 Retired Mississauga City Centre shuttle
2001–2002 1969 GMC TDH-3502 Retired 2002 last TDH-3502 built
2003 1969 GMC TDH-3502 Retired
2004 1968 GMDD TDH-5303 Retired Ex–Skinner-Sun Parlor Charterways
2005–2009 1971 GMDD T6H-5305 Retired Sent to Brampton Transit in 1989
2012 1970–1971 VanHool Unibus Retired Secondhand minibus. Sent to Charterways Transportation.
2010–2014 1974 GMC T6H-4523N Retired
2015–2020 1970 GMC TDH-3301 Retired Ex–North Bay Transit; Deutz air-cooled engines
2021 1960 CC&F TD-43 Retired Ex–Regina Transit
2021 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N Retired Ex-Charterways
2022–2027 1974 GMC T6H-4523A Retired Ex–Sioux City Bus Lines
2028 FORD Retired
2029–2031 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N Retired Ex-Charterways
2032–2037 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N Retired Double-stream exit doors from this order onwards
2038–2049 1974 GMDD T6H-5307N Retired
2050–2069 1976 GMDD T6H-5307N Retired
2070–2081 1976 FIL D800A Retired
2082–2087 1978 OBI 01.501 Retired Converted to CNG in 1992. Sent to Burlington Transit.
2085–2089 1954–1956 GMC TDH-4512 Retired Ex–Toronto Transit Commission
2090–2099 1954–1956 GMC TDH-4512 Retired Ex–Toronto Transit Commission
2101–2120 1977 GMDD T6H-5307N Retired
2121–2144 1978 FIL D800B Retired
2145–2165 1980 FIL D900 Retired
3001–3005 FORD B700 Retired
3006–3022 1974–1975 RVI Club Car Retired One unit was used to promote transit to children
5001–5014 1982 GMDD TA60-102N Retired
5015–5026 1982 GMDD TA60-102N Retired
5027–5038 1982 GMDD TA60-102N Retired Articulated; ex–OC Transpo in 1988; 5034 preserved by private owner in California, USA.
8401–8404 1984 OBI 01.504 Retired Sent to St. Catharines Transit
8405–8416 1984 OBI 01.506 Retired
8501 1985 OBI 01.508 Retired
8601–8610 1986 OBI 01.508 Retired 8610 ex-OBI demonstrator in 1997
8801–8825 1988 OBI 01.508 Retired Tinted windows from this order onwards; 8823 CNG powered; 8825 6V92TA engine and HT748 transmission.
8901–8925 1989 OBI 05.501 Retired Air conditioning from this order onwards. First production Orion Vs; 8901 was sent to Mississauga Fire Department.
9001–9020 1990 OBI 05.501 Retired
9101–9140 1990–1991 OBI 05.501 Retired Cummins engine LTA10-240 with Voith D863.3 transmission; 9137–9139 Allison HT-746 transmission.
9201–9210 1992 OBI 05.501 Retired CNG-powered; converted to diesel in 1997.
9301–9312 1992 OBI 05.501 Retired
9350–9370 1993 New Flyer D60HF Retired Articulated; built by MiWay's double-stream rear exit door expectations.
9701–9735 1997 OBI 05.501 Retired The last unit retired on December 1, 2011, marking the end of MiWay's high-floor era.
9736–9747 1997 OBI 02.501 Retired
9751–9785 1997 New Flyer D60LF Retired
9801–9842 1997 OBI 06.501 Retired Low-floor buses from this order onwards; 9810 Balios orange LED destination display (changed to Luminator MegaMax); 9811 Luminator Horizon destination display; 9812 TwinVision LED destination display (changed to Luminator MegaMax).
0101-0114 2001–2002 OBI 07.501 Retired First production Orion VIIs
0151-0160 2001 New Flyer D60LF Retired Articulated; infrared transmitters for signal priority.
0301-0344 2003 New Flyer D40LF Active Infrared transmitters for signal priority. 17 buses remain in service.
0501-0572 2005 New Flyer D40LF Active 6 units retired
0601-0653 2006 New Flyer D40LFR Active 0602, 0603, 0620, 0627, 0632 and 0653 are retired. 0617 Pending Investigation due to Front End Collison on June 16th 2021.
0701-0712 2007 EDN EZ Rider II MAX Retired American Seating Metropolitan. Sold to City View Bus Sales & Services in Mississauga.
0721-0735 2007 New Flyer D40LFR Active Unit 0732 withdrawn after an accident on route 5 with extensive damage to front end
0851–0885 2007–2008 New Flyer D60LFR Retired Articulated; 4ONE Aries seats.
0888-0899 2008 EDN EZ Rider II MAX Retired Sold to City View Bus Sales & Services in Mississauga
0801-0844, 0901–0925 2008 New Flyer D40LFR Active American Seating InSight seats. 0831 and 0920 retired.
0930-0941 2009 EDN EZ Rider II MAX Retired 4ONE Mariella seats; sold to City View Bus Sales & Services in Mississauga.
1001–1020 2010 OBI 07.501 BRT Active MiExpress livery
1031–1045 2010 OBI 07.501 HEV Active MiExpress livery
1051–1072 2010 New Flyer D60LFR Active Articulated. 1069-1071 Repainted into the MiLocal Livery.
1101–1143 2011 New Flyer XD40 Xcelsior Active MiLocal livery
1201–1215 2012 OBI 07.501 BRT Active MiExpress livery
1301–1314 2013 New Flyer XD40 Xcelsior Active MiExpress livery
1351–1360 2013 New Flyer XD60 Xcelsior Active Articulated
1401–1407 2014 New Flyer XD40 Xcelsior Active MiExpress livery
1701–1727 2017 New Flyer XD40 Xcelsior Active MiExpress livery
1730–1766 2017 NOVA LFS Active MiLocal livery; 1738 is retired.
1770–1799 2017 NOVA LFS Artic Active Articulated; MiLocal livery; 1796 is retired.
1801–1812 2018 NOVA LFS Active MiLocal livery
1901–1910 2019 NOVA LFS HEV Active MiLocal livery
2051–2061 2020 New Flyer XDE60 Xcelsior Active MiExpress livery
2151-2155 2021 New Flyer XDE60 Xcelsior On order MiLocal livery, To replace remaining 2008 D60LFRs.

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Transit enforcement and staff[edit]

MiWay drivers are represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572.[17]

Mississauga Transit enforcement officers patrol in white Dodge Chargers bearing a single black stripe and the wording "Transit Enforcement" in black. Mississauga Transit enforcement officers are part of the City of Mississauga Corporate Services team. Transit enforcement officers are designated as municipal law enforcement officers, and enforce the Mississauga Transit Bylaw 425-03.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2015 budget" (PDF). City of Mississauga. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "City of Mississauga Launches MiWay – the New Mississauga Transit". City of Mississauga. August 4, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Mississauga Transit, 2013–2016 Business Plan" (PDF). City of Mississauga. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "MiWay transit changes and improvements bring more 24-hour service". City of Mississauga. April 26, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  5. ^ "MiWay Celebrates New Name for Operations Building". MiWay Blog. MiWay. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Hurontario Main Street Study". hurontario-main.ca. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  7. ^ Panjwani, Radhika (February 18, 2010). "Light Rail Transit on track". The Mississauga News. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  8. ^ "Click'n'Ride". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved May 7, 2011.
  9. ^ "MiWay Bus Fares". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  10. ^ "Tap onto Transit". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
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  12. ^ "Presto Around the GTA". Metrolinx. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  13. ^ "Mississauga.ca – MiWay – MiWay Home". mississauga.ca. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Mississauga.ca – MiWay – PRESTO Loyalty". mississauga.ca. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  17. ^ atu1572.org. "Home - ATU 1572 - Mississauga, Ontario - www.ATU1572.org". atu1572.org. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  18. ^ "Mississauga.ca – Residents – Passenger Safety and Security". www.mississauga.ca. Retrieved June 11, 2017.

Works cited[edit]

  • Mississauga – An Illustrated History, Roger E. Riendeau Windsor Publications Limited 1985.
  • Mississauga Transit – 25 Years With You On Board 1974–1999, David Onodera, Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation 1999.

--contains roster of buses used to 1999.

  • Aging bus fleet to be replaced, GTA: Mississauga, Toronto Star, August 24, 2006, R5

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