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MiWay
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Slogan my destination. my route. mi way.
Founded 1969
Headquarters 3484 Semenyk Court
Locale Mississauga, Ontario
Service area Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Toronto, (Vaughan seasonally)
Service type Public Transit
Routes 59 local
7 express
3 limited-stop
14 regular school
13 summer school
1 TTC-contracted
Stops 3673[1]
Hubs 28 (8 outside the city)
Depots 2
Fleet 458 buses
Daily ridership 119,152 (2014)
Annual ridership 36.6 million (Increase 2.2%)(2014)[1]
(52.2 million boardings)
Fuel type Diesel, Hybrid electric
Operator City of Mississauga
Chief executive Geoff Marinoff
Website www.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 (stylized miWAY) is a public transport agency serving Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The city's Transportation and Works department is in charge of its operation.

The current MiWay service consists of two types of bus routes, MiLocal (local buses that make frequent stops) and MiExpress (express buses between major destinations), and includes the Mississauga Transitway, a dedicated east to west bus-only roadway used by several MiExpress and MiLocal routes.

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, York Region Transit to the northeast, and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to the east, including the Islington and Kipling subway stations on Line 2 Bloor–Danforth. 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]

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 renamed 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 of "My", suggesting possession.

On December 1, 2011, the last high-floor bus retired, making the transit fleet 100% low-floor and fully accessible. As of October 22, 2012, bus stop pads have been put at all stops that MiWay serves. This allowed all routes, hence the entire system, to become fully accessible.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Major[edit]

Facility Address & Coordinates Opened Notes
Administration 3484 Semenyk Court
43°34′11″N 79°39′17″W / 43.56972°N 79.65472°W / 43.56972; -79.65472
2014 headquarters
E.J. (Ed) 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.[4]
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 390 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 93 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[edit]

All MiWay routes are wheelchair-accessible (Handicapped/disabled access).

Station Address Routes Other Connections
Cawthra 775 Eastgate Parkway 21, 107, 109
Central Parkway 4325 Central Parkway East 10, 21, 53, 107, 109
Dixie 4440 Dixie Road 5, 21, 73, 107, 109, 185 Brampton Transit
Erin Mills 4430 Erin Mills Parkway 29 GO Transit
Etobicoke Creek 1915 Eglinton Avenue East 7, 35/35A, 87, 107, 109
Tahoe 4650 Tahoe Boulevard 107, 109
Tomken 4450 Tomken Road 21, 51, 107, 109

Other terminals and junctions[edit]

All MiWay routes are wheelchair-accessible (Handicapped/disabled access).

MiWay 0933 is seen on route 65 pulling into City Centre Transit Terminal.
MiWay service booth and platforms at Islington Subway 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)
Credit Valley Hospital 34, 48 these routes are on detour 35/35A (at Eglinton Avenue), 67, 109 (at Erin Mills Parkway) these routes are fixed.
Dixie Outlet Mall 4, 5
Erin Mills Town Centre 13, 34, 41, 46, 48, 49 35/35A, 109, GO Transit (serves nearby stops but not the terminal)
Humber College
North Campus
22, 107 Brampton Transit, TTC, York Region Transit (inside campus), GO Transit (at Hwy. 27)
Islington Subway Station 1/1C, 3, 11/11A/11B, 20, 26, 35/35A, 57, 70, 71, 76, 101/101A, 108, 109 TTC Buses and Line 2 Bloor-Danforth subway. Toronto Transit Commission leases 4 of its 7 bus bays to MiWay for $250,000 per year. The only major hub outside the city limits.
Kipling Subway Station no direct bus connection Dundas Street West & Aukland Road (nearest on-street stop), TTC is the direct service for this station.
Meadowvale Town Centre Transit Terminal 9, 10, 13, 38/38A, 39, 42, 43, 44, 45/45A, 48, 57, 87, 90, 109 GO Transit (at Aquitaine Avenue)
Sheridan Centre 13, 23, 29, 71 110 (serves nearby stops but not the terminal)
Sheridan College
Brampton Campus
61A, 66 Brampton Transit
Sherway Gardens 4 TTC
Skymark Hub
(Renforth Gateway BRT Station)
7, 21, 24, 35/35A, 43, 87, 107, 109 TTC
South Common Terminal 1C, 13, 26, 29, 36, 47, 48, 101, 110 Oakville Transit
Toronto Pearson International Airport 7 (Terminal 1), 57 & 59 (Infield Cargo Area), 24 & 107 (Viscount LINK Station) Brampton Transit, GO Transit (Terminal 1), TTC (Terminals 1 & 3)
Trillium Health Centre Mississauga
Queensway West & Hurontario Street
19A/19B/19C, 28 4, 19, 103 (serves nearby stops but not the terminal)
University of Toronto at Mississauga 1C, 44, 101/101A, 110
Westdale Mall
Dundas Street West & Erindale Station Road
1/1C, 4, 6, 38/38A, 101/101A
Westwood Mall Terminal 7, 11/11A/11B, 12, 15, 16/16A, 22, 24, 30, 42, 59, 107 Brampton Transit, TTC
Woodbine Centre Mall 30 11/11A/11B, 12 (at Rexdale Boulevard), TTC (inside the terminal), York Region Transit (at Hwy. 27, Rexdale Boulevard and Queens Plate Drive), GO Transit (at Hwy. 27)
  • : September to April only

GO Transit stations[edit]

All MiWay routes are wheelchair-accessible (Handicapped/disabled access).

A Mississauga Flyer D800 bus (type now retired) 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 28, 91 19/19A/19B/19C, 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
19, 53 Brampton Transit
Kipling no direct bus connection Dundas Street West & Aukland Road (nearest on-street stop), TTC connection available at Kipling Subway Station.
Lisgar 32, 38/38A, 46 Brampton Transit
Long Branch
Long Branch TTC Loop
5, 23 TTC
Malton 12 30, 42 (at Derry Road)
Brampton Transit (at Derry Road)
Meadowvale 44, 64, 90
Port Credit 8, 14/14A, 19, 23, 103
Streetsville 41A, 49A, 67 9 (at Thomas Street and Queen Street), 44 (at Queen Street)

Services[edit]

Routes[edit]

All routes are wheelchair-accessible (Handicapped/disabled access).

Legend Designation
1-91 Regular Service MiLocal
300s School Service
100s Express Service MiExpress
Route Direction and Termini Availability
1
Dundas EB To Islington Subway Station WB To Ridgeway Drive all week
To Wharton Way (additional short turn service) To Hurontario Street (additional short turn service) Saturdays only
1C
To Islington Subway Station
via University of Toronto Mississauga
To South Common Centre
via University of Toronto Mississauga
all week
3
Bloor EB To Islington Subway Station WB To City Centre all week
4
Sherway Gardens EB To Sherway Gardens
To Islington Subway Station Early AM only
via Huron Park off-peak only
WB To Glengarry Road
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 Mall SB To City Centre all week
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-Millers Grove NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To City Centre all week
10
Bristol-Britannia NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To City Centre all week
11
Westwood NB To Westwood Mall SB To Islington Subway Station all week
(no weekday northbound evening service)
11A
Mon - Sat
(no Weekday Mid-day service)
(Northbound PM Peak Hour service only)
(Southbound AM Peak hour service only)
(two-way Weekday evening service)
(Southbound Saturday service only)
11B
peak hours
(Northbound AM service only)
(Southbound PM service only)
12
Rexdale EB To Bergamot Avenue WB To Westwood Mall peak hours
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
(Eastbound peak service only)
(two-way off-peak service only)
14A
To Winston Churchill Boulevard
via Clarkson GO Station
peak hours
(Westbound peak service only)
15
Drew EB To Westwood Mall WB To Cardiff Boulevard Mon - Fri
(no mid-day service)
16
Malton CCW To Westwood Mall Mon - Sat
16A
CW all week
19
Hurontario NB To Hurontario / 407 Park and Ride
via City Centre
SB To Port Credit GO Station
via City Centre
all week
19A
To Britannia Road
via City Centre
To Trillium Health Centre
via City Centre
Mon - Fri
(no evening service)
19B
Mon - Fri
(no evening service)
(Northbound service only)
19C
To Heartland Town Centre
via City Centre
Saturdays only
20
Rathburn EB To Islington Subway Station
via City Centre
WB To Erindale GO Station
via City Centre
all week
21
Explorer EB To Skymark Hub WB To City Centre peak hours
22
Finch EB To William Osler Health Centre WB To Westwood Mall all week
23
Lakeshore EB To Long Branch Loop WB To Clarkson GO Station all week
24
Northwest NB To Westwood Mall SB To Skymark Hub peak hours
25
Traders Loop CW To Matheson Boulevard peak hours
26
Burnhamthorpe EB To Islington Subway Station
via City Centre (weekends)
WB To South Common Centre
via City Centre (weekends)
All week; goes to City Centre on weekends only
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
Woodbine EB To Woodbine Centre WB To Westwood Mall Mon - Sat
(no weekday peak hour service)
32
Lisgar GO NB To Lisgar GO Station AM service only SB To Trelawny Circle PM service only peak hours
34
Credit Valley EB To City Centre WB To Erin Mills Town Centre all week
35
Eglinton EB To Islington Subway Station WB To Ninth Line Mon - Sat
35A
To Tenth Line peak hours
36
Colonial Loop CCW 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 Westdale Mall Mon - Fri
38A
To Meadowvale Town Centre
via Argentia Road
To Westdale Mall
via Argentia Road
weekends and holidays
39
Britannia EB To Hershey Centre off-peak hours only
To Kennedy Road peak hours only
WB To Meadowvale Town Centre all week
41
Thomas EB To Erin Mills Town Centre WB To Ninth Line off-peak and wekends
41A
To Streetsville GO Station peak hours
42
Derry EB To Westwood Mall
via Financial Drive
WB To Meadowvale Town Centre
via Financial Drive
all week
43
Matheson-Argentia NB To Meadowvale Town Centre AM service only SB To Skymark Hub PM service only peak hours
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
Mon - Sat
45
Winston Churchill NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To Clarkson GO Station all week
45A
To Meadowvale Town Centre
via Speakman Drive
To Clarkson GO Station
via Speakman Drive
peak hours
46
Tenth Line-Lisgar GO NB To Lisgar GO Station SB To Erin Mills Town Centre peak hours
47
Ridgeway Loop CW To South Common Centre peak hours
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
(no peak hour service)
49A
To Streetsville GO Station peak hours
51
Tomken NB To Cardiff Boulevard SB To Stanfield Road Mon - Sat
53
Kennedy NB To Hurontario & 407 Park and Ride
via Hershey Centre off-peak only
SB To Hurontario St./Central Parkway East
via Hershey Centre off-peak only
Mon - Fri
57
Courtneypark NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To Islington Subway Station peak hours
59
Airport Infield NB To Westwood Mall SB To Airport Infield
via Derry Road
one trip per weekday
61
Mavis NB To Financial Drive SB To City Centre all week
61A
To Sheridan College Brampton Mon - Fri
64
Meadowvale GO EB To Meadowvale GO Station AM service only WB To Edenwood Drive PM service only peak hours
66
McLaughlin NB To Sheridan College Brampton SB To City Centre all week
67
Streetsville GO NB To Streetsville GO Station AM service only SB To Middlesex Gate PM service only peak hours
68
Windsor Hill Loop CW To City Centre Mon - Sat
70
Keaton EB To Islington Subway Station WB To Milverton Drive peak hours
71
Sheridan-Subway EB To Islington Subway Station PM Peak hour service only WB To Sheridan Research Park AM Peak hour service only two trips EB, two trips WB per weekday
73
Kamato NB To Ambler Drive SB To Dixie Station peak hours
76
City Centre-Subway EB To Islington Subway Station WB To City Centre Mon - Fri
87
Meadowvale-Skymark NB To Meadowvale Town Centre PM service only SB To Skymark Hub AM service only peak hours
90
Terragar-Copenhagen Loop EB To Meadowvale Town Centre
via Meadowvale GO Station peak hours only
WB To Meadowvale Town Centre Mon - Sat
91
Hillcrest-Cooksville GO NB To City Centre SB To Cooksville GO Station Mon - Fri
101
Dundas Express EB To Islington Subway Station
via University of Toronto Mississauga
WB To South Common Centre
via University of Toronto Mississauga
Mon - Fri
(no evening service)
101A
To Islington Subway Station
via University of Toronto Mississauga September to April only
bypassing University of Toronto Mississauga May to August only
To Ridgeway Drive
via University of Toronto Mississauga September to April only
bypassing University of Toronto Mississauga May to August only
peak hours
103
Hurontario Express NB To Brampton Gateway Terminal SB To Port Credit GO Station Mon - Sat
107
Malton Express NB To Humber College North Campus September to April only
To Westwood Mall May to August only
SB To City Centre Mon - Sat
108
Meadowvale Business Express NB To Meadowvale Business Park SB To Islington Subway Station peak hours
109
Meadowvale Express NB To Meadowvale Town Centre
via City Centre
SB To Islington Subway Station
via City Centre
Mon - Sat
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 City Centre (additional short turn service)
no peak hour service from May to August only
To University of Toronto Mississauga (additional short turn service)
no peak hour service from May to August only
Mon - Fri
(no evening service)
Mid-Day only from May to August only
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
reg. school
304
Father Goetz-Mississauga Valley EB To Mississauga Valley Boulevard WB To Father Goetz Secondary School reg. school
305
Streetsville-Falconer NB To Plainsman Road SB To Streetsville Secondary School reg. school
307
Philip Pocock-Bloor East EB To Islington Subway Station WB N/A reg. school
308
St. Joseph-Eglinton NB To St. Joseph Secondary School SB To Galaxy Drive reg. school
309
St. Joseph-Rathburn NB N/A SB To City Centre reg. school
310
Clarkson-Winston Churchill NB To South Common Centre SB N/A reg. school
312
Gordon Graydon-City Centre NB To City Centre SB N/A reg. school
314
Rick Hansen-Donway NB To Bristol Road SB To Rick Hansen Secondary School reg. school
315
Rick Hansen-City Centre NB To Rick Hansen Secondary School SB To City Centre reg. school
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 reg. school
323
Meadowvale-City Centre NB N/A SB To City Centre sum. school
334
St. Joseph-City Centre NB N/A SB To City Centre reg. school
335
Allan A. Martin EB N/A WB To Clarkson GO Station reg. school
347
Loyola-South Common EB To South Common Centre WB To Loyola Secondary School reg. school
354
Mississauga Secondary-City Centre NB N/A SB To City Centre sum. school
356
Rick Hansen Secondary-City Centre NB N/A SB To City Centre sum. school
357
St. Joseph-Rathburn NB N/A SB To City Centre sum. school
358
St. Joseph-Eglinton NB N/A SB To City Centre sum. school
360
St. Marcellinus-City Centre NB St. Marcellinus Secondary School
via Mclaughlin Road
SB To City Centre
via McLaughlin Road
sum. school
361
St. Joan of Arc-Meadowvale NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB N/A sum. school
362
St. Joan of Arc-South Common NB N/A SB To South Common Centre
via Artesian Drive and Sebastian Drive
sum. school
363
Stephen Lewis-South Common NB N/A SB To South Common Centre
via Erin Mills Town Centre
sum. school
364
Stephen Lewis-Meadowvale NB To Meadowvale Town Centre
via Osprey Boulevard and Trelawny Circle
SB N/A sum. school
367
Father Michael Goetz-City Centre NB To City Centre SB N/A sum. school
368
Loyola-South Common EB To South Common Centre WB N/A sum. school

TTC-contracted routes[edit]

Toronto Transit Commission routes within Mississauga require an exact fare, a MiWay ticket or a transfer. A TTC ticket or token with cash supplement, depending on the category that the passenger falls on to, can also be used for fares. All TTC passes (day, weekly and monthly), except the GTA weekly pass, are not valid for travel in the Mississauga Fare Zone. 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.

Route Direction and Termini Accessible Operates Extra Fare Required
52B
Lawrence West EB To Lawrence Subway Station
via Lawrence West Subway Station
WB To Westwood Mall Handicapped/disabled access Monday through Friday West of Pearson Airport
52D
To Victory Crescent / McNaughton Avenue All Week

Bus rapid transit[edit]

In 2007 Mississauga received federal funding for a bus rapid transit (BRT) line, the Mississauga Transitway. This line will be built alongside Highway 403, which passes through the City Centre. It will connect to Toronto and Pearson Airport at its terminus point, Renforth Drive.

Light rail transit[edit]

Main article: Hurontario-Main LRT

The Cities of Mississauga and Brampton propose a light rail transit (LRT) route on Hurontario Street between Port Credit and Downtown Brampton.[5] This route would link Port Credit, Mississauga City Centre, and Downtown Brampton in response to increasing congestion and anticipated high growth in the corridor.[6]

The LRT will connect to three GO Transit rail lines (Georgetown line at Brampton GO Station, Milton line at Cooksville GO Station, and Lakeshore West line at Port Credit GO Station), and seven rapid transit lines (Lakeshore Rapid Transit, Dundas Rapid Transit, Highway 407 Transitway, Züm Steeles, Züm Queen, Züm Main, and Mississauga BRT).

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,[7] with information specific to each bus stop.

Fares[edit]

The cash fare is $3.50 (exact change) for all passengers.[8] Transit passes are eligible for tax credits by the federal government. Presto cards are being used in the entire MiWay system since May 30, 2011.[9]

Traditional fare media:

Age group Cash fare 5 tickets 10 tickets Notes
Pre-Schooler
Ages 5 and under
FREE - -
  • must be accompanied with a fare-paying passenger
Person with Vision Loss
with CNIB card
FREE - -
Support Person
for all disabled passengers
except for persons with vision loss
FREE - -
Child
Ages 6 to 12
$3.50 $8.25 $16.50
High School Student
Ages 13 to 19
$3.50 $11.25 $22.50
  • student ID required
Adult $3.50 $15.00 $30.00
Senior
Ages 65 and over
$1.00 $10.00 $20.00
  • Senior Photo ID required

Presto card fares:

Fare category E-purse Presto Weekly Loyalty PRESTO Monthly Pass Expiry Notes
Child
Ages 6 to 12
$1.65 12 Full Fares - at 13th birthday
  • does not automatically upgrade to Student at expiry
  • automatically resets to Adult at expiry
  • requires visit to a Presto Customer Service Location to upgrade to Student
High School Student
Ages 13 to 19
$2.25 12 Full Fares - at 20th birthday
  • automatic upgrade to Adult at expiry
  • student ID required
Post-secondary Student
Ages 20 and over
$2.85 12 Full Fares - September of the following
academic year
  • student ID required
  • automatic reset to Adult at expiry
  • retention of status requires confirmation of enrollment at the start of every academic year at a Presto Customer Service Location
Adult $3.00 12 Full Fares $130.00 -
  • default setting for unregistered cards
  • does not automatically upgrade to Senior at age 65
  • requires visit to a Presto Customer Service Location to upgrade to Senior
Senior
ages 65 and over
$2.00 12 Full Fares $61.00 -
  • Senior photo ID required

TTC-contracted routes:

52 Lawrence West
(west of Jetliner Road and Airport Road)
Agency Fare category Price
MiWay fare media All $3.50
Adult MiWay ticket or transfer
Senior
High School Student
Child
TTC fare media Adult TTC token + $0.10
Post-Secondary Student
High School Student TTC student ticket + $0.30
Senior TTC Senior ticket + $0.05

Other fares:

Fare category Price Notes
GTA Weekly Pass
with TTC, BT/Zum, and YRT/Viva
$61.00
GO Bus Fare Integration $0.80
  • for Presto cardholders only
GO Train Fare Integration $ 0.80
  • for Presto cardholders only
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 and Islington Subway Station only.
U-Pass
for UTM students
FREE
  • included in tuition fees of full-time students attending the Fall-Spring Session
  • included in tuition fees of all students attending the Summer Session

Presto programs[edit]

In 2007, MiWay was the first test site for the new Presto card, before being adopted across the entire MiWay system in May 2011.[10] Since launching the Presto card in Mississauga, MiWay has issued more than 9,000 cards and they are currently being used for more 2.4 million trips within the system.[3] MiWay offers two programs exclusively for Presto cardholders:

  • GO Transit co-fare:[11] Presto cardholders only have to pay 80 cents when connecting to/from GO Transit buses and GO Transit trains at a discounted fare. On the other hand, non-cardholders have to pay the regular MiWay fare when connecting to/from GO buses and GO Trains.
  • Loyalty program:[12] When Presto cardholders paid 12 regular MiWay fares in a calendar week, they would be able to ride for free for the rest of the week. GO Transit co-fares and fares paid on other systems will not be counted towards this program. The weekly ride count resets to zero on Mondays.

Smart Commute Discount Transit Program[edit]

MiWay is also offering discounted adult transit passes to employees of the members of Smart Commute Mississauga[13] and Smart Commute Pearson Airport Area.[14] Transit passes are automatically paid by deductions on payrolls.

Employer Discount City Discount Total Discount Monthly Pass Cost
None None None $130.00
15% 5% 20% $104.00
25% or more 15% 40% or more $78.00 or less

Fleet[edit]

Mississauga Transit has an active bus fleet of 443 units: 340 regular 40-foot buses, 67 60-foot articulated buses, and 36 32-foot minibuses. MiWay operates only fully wheelchair-accessible buses (Handicapped/disabled access); however, some routes are still not designated as accessible due to the lack of bus stop pads for safe loading and unloading of disabled passengers.

Media related to MiWay buses at Wikimedia Commons

Fleet Numbers Built Builder Model Decommissioned Notes
1-3 1989 OBI 02.501 yes Mississauga City Center shuttle
2001–2002 1969 GMC TDH-3502 yes 2002 last TDH-3502 built
2003 1969 GMC TDH-3502 yes
2004 1968 GMDD TDH-5303 yes ex-Skinner-Sun Parlor Charterways
2005–2009 1971 GMDD T6H-5305 yes to Brampton Transit, 1989
2012 1970–1971 VanHool Unibus yes secondhand minibus; to Charterways Transportation; 24 seat bus with Ford P503 chassis and Ford MD 8 cyc 330 cu engine
2010–2014 1974 GMC T6H-4523N yes rejected by Hamel Coach Corp. (New Jersey)
2015–2020 1970 GMC TDH-3301 yes ex-North Bay Transit; Deutz air-cooled engines
2021 1960 CC&F TD-43 yes ex-Regina Transit
2021 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N yes ex-Charterways
2022–2027 1974 GMC T6H-4523A yes ex-Sioux City Bus Lines
2028 FORD yes school bus
2029–2031 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N 2007 ex-Charterways
2032–2037 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N yes double stream exit doors from this order onwards
2038–2049 1974 GMDD T6H-5307N yes
2050–2069 1976 GMDD T6H-5307N yes
2070–2081 1976 FIL D800A yes
2082–2087 1978 OBI 01.501 yes converted to CNG, 1992; to Burlington Transit
2085–2089 1954/1956 GMC TDH-4512 yes ex-Toronto Transit Commission, 1976
2090–2099 1954/1956 GMC TDH-4512 yes ex-TTC, 1977
2101–2120 1977 GMDD T6H-5307N yes
2121–2144 1978 FIL D800B 1997–2007
2145–2165 1980 FIL D900 1998–2008
3001-3005 FORD B700 yes school buses
3006-3022 1974–1975 RVI Club Car by 1988 one unit saved and used to promote transit to children
5001-5014 1982 GMDD TA60-102N 1997 articulated
5015-5026 1982 GMDD TA60-102N 1997 articulated; ex-TTC, 1986
5027-5038 1982 GMDD TA60-102N 1997 articulated; ex-OC Transpo, 1988; 5034 preserved by private owner in California, USA. 5034 was scrapped in May 2014.
8401-8404 1984 OBI 01.504 2003 leased to St. Catharines Transit after withdrawal
8405-8416 1984 OBI 01.506 2003
8501 1985 OBI 01.508 2003
8601-8610 1986 OBI 01.508 2003 8610 ex-OBI demonstrator, 1987
8801-8825 1988 OBI 01.508 2005 tinted windows from this order onwards; 8823 CNG powered; 8825 6V92TA engine and HT748 transmission
8901-8925 1989 OBI 05.501 2006 A/C from this order onwards; first production Orion Vs; 8901 to Mississauga Fire Department; 8923 not retired until 2008 (replacement for burnt 0112)
9001-9020 1990 OBI 05.501 2006 9020 6V92TA engine
9101-9140 1990–1991 OBI 05.501 2008–2009 Cummins engine LTA10-240 with Voith D863.3 transmission; 9137-9139 Allison HT-746 transmission
9201-9210 1992 OBI 05.501 2008–2009 CNG powered; converted to diesel 1997
9301-9312 1992 OBI 05.501 2008–2009
9350-9370 1993 NFI D60HF 2005 articulated, Built by Miway's double stream rear exit door expectations
9701-9735 1997 OBI 05.501 2011 rejected by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; the last unit retired on December 1, 2011, marking the end of MiWay's high-floor era.
9736-9747 1997 OBI 02.501 2006–2007
9751-9785 1997 NFI D60LF 2008 articulated
9801-9842 1997 OBI 06.501 2010–2011 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 2012–2013 first production Orion VIIs; 0101 burnt 2002 and rebuilt; 0105 burnt 2008 and withdrawn; 0112 burnt 2006 and withdrawn
0151-0160 2001 NFI D60LF 2013–2014 articulated; infrared transmitters for signal priority
0301-0344 2003 NFI D40LF infrared transmitters for signal priority; 0303 burnt 2014 and withdrawn; 0305 burnt 2014 and withdrawn
0501-0572 2005 NFI D40LF
0601-0653 2006 NFI D40LFR 0653 red velour inserts on first two left side seats on behind rear door
0701-0712 2007 EDN EZ Rider II MAX American Seating Metropolitan seats
0721-0735 2007 NFI D40LFR
0801-0844, 0901-0925 2008 NFI D40LFR American Seating InSight seats
0851-0885 2007–2008 NFI D60LFR articulated; 4ONE Aries seats
0888-0899 2008 EDN EZ Rider II MAX 4ONE Mariella seats
0930-0941 2009 EDN EZ Rider II MAX 4ONE Mariella seats; 0932 in accident 2015 and withdrawn
1001-1020 2010 OBI 07.501 BRT MiWay branding from this order onwards; MiExpress livery; first Orion VII NG BRTs; reading lights, AC outlets, and BRT style roof and exterior; 4ONE Aries seats. Each bus was acquired by MiWay for $525,425.15 each
1031-1045 2010 OBI 07.501 HEV MiLocal livery; BAE Series Hybrid; 4ONE Mariella seats. Each bus was acquired by MiWay for $717,525.13 each
1051-1072 2010 NFI D60LFR articulated; MiExpress livery; reading lights, AC outlets, and BRT style roof and exterior; 4ONE Aries seats, Each bus was acquired by MiWay for $779,688.70 each
1101-1143 2011 NFI XD40 Xcelsior MiLocal livery; 4ONE Mariella seats
1201-1215 2012 OBI 07.501 BRT MiExpress livery; reading lights, AC outlets, and BRT style roof and exterior; 4ONE Aries seats.
1301-1314 2013 NFI XD40 Xcelsior MiExpress livery; reading lights, AC outlets, and rear window; 4ONE Aries seats.
1351-1360 2013 NFI XD60 Xcelsior articulated; MiLocal livery, and rear window; 4ONE Mariella seats
1401-1407 2014 NFI XD40 Xcelsior MiExpress livery; reading lights, AC outlets, and rear window; 4ONE Aries seats.
Builders
CC&F Canadian Car & Foundry
EDN ElDorado National
FIL Flyer Industries Ltd.
FORD Ford Motor Company
GMC General Motors Corporation
GMDD General Motors Diesel Division
NFI New Flyer Inc.
OBI Ontario Bus Industries/Orion Bus Industries
RVI Rek-Vee Industries
V-H Van Hool N.V.

Mississauga Transit Enforcement Officers patrol in white Dodge Chargers bearing a single black stripe and wording Transit Enforcement in black.

Staff[edit]

MiWay drivers are represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572.[15]

Mississauga Transit Enforcement officers are part of the City of Mississauga Corporate Security team and not Special Constables.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2015 budget" (PDF). City of Mississauga. Retrieved 2014-12-16. 
  2. ^ "City of Mississauga Launches MiWay - the New Mississauga Transit". City of Mississauga. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Mississauga Transit, 2013-2016 Business Plan" (PDF). City of Mississauga. Retrieved November 2012. 
  4. ^ "MiWay Celebrates New Name for Operations Building". MiWay Blog. MiWay. Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Hurontario Main Street Study". hurontario-main.ca. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  6. ^ Panjwani, Radhika (2010-02-18). "Light Rail Transit on track". The Mississauga News. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  7. ^ "Click'n'Ride". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  8. ^ "MiWay Bus Fares". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  9. ^ "Tap onto Transit". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  10. ^ "Presto Around the GTA". Metrolinx. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/miway/prestobus-to-bus
  12. ^ http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/miway/prestoloyalty
  13. ^ http://www.smartcommutemiss.ca/content.php?id=5
  14. ^ http://www.smartcommutepaa.ca/content.php?id=5
  15. ^ Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572
  • 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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