I have lived in Mississauga since 1969. I understand that a large amount our taxes go to pay for the transit. I regularly notice that most the time the buses are running almost empty especially during the non-rush hours and further more articulated buses. This seems to me very costly way to move people and besides that more resources are used thereby producing more pollution. During non-rush hours and on less travelled routes, smaller buses could be used. This will also reduce the capital expenditure. I suggest that a detailed time and motion study should be done to optimize the transit system. We have to keep transit spending within affordable limits. Your response would be appreciated.
Thank you for your question. The City is committed to continual improvement and optimization of transit service. Please refer to the answer to the question below that begins “What are the plans for Miway after 2021?” for information about upcoming transit service planning projects.
Toronto Pearson airport has a campaign to build #UnionStationWest to help transportation for the area for commuters. What actions has the city of Mississauga taken to align themselves with this vision? There's mentions of Union Station in the draft, but no mention of the initiatives currently in motion.
Union Station West, also termed the Regional Transit Centre, is a proposal by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), to provide among other things better connections to Pearson Airport for travellers and airport employees. The GTAA is consulting with the City of Mississauga on this transformative project. Providing transit connections to Pearson Airport has always been a priority for the City of Mississauga and this is demonstrated with the recent addition of the MiWay Route 100 Airport Express, a limited stop express service along the Transitway from the Winston Churchill Transitway Station through Mississauga’s downtown core to Terminal 1 and 3. The City is also actively involved in the Eglinton West LRT Extension project that will connect the Eglinton Crosstown LRT along Eglinton Avenue in Toronto to Pearson Airport through the Airport Corporate Centre in Mississauga. In addition to these studies, future corridor studies on roads in the vicinity of the airport will be undertaken namely Derry Road, Airport Road, Dixie Road and Eglinton Avenue.
What are the plans for Miway after 2021? The LRT should be built and Miway 5 ran its course, this is only two years away and I can't find any information on service improvements beyond MiWay 5, I'm a little concerned that this isn't a priority when it really should be considering that Miway 5 is supposed covert the system to a grid when we don't have 30 minute service minimums, we need massive service increases to make it work. But too bad that the city budgeted half the service hour increases this year from last year.
MiWay has initiated work towards developing the next MiWay Five Service Plan. This Plan will detail the service improvement plans for the period form 2021 – 2025. The key objectives of the next five year plan will be to build upon the network improvements made since 2016, further expanding express services, strengthening the hierarchy of service, improving service levels throughout the week in response to ridership demand and integrating the future Hurontario LRT.
Additionally, Action #13 in the Draft Transportation Master Plan includes the proposes that the City should “complete a comprehensive review of the City’s long-term transit network, including potential high-frequency network, and update the associated schedule that appears in the Mississauga Official Plan”. The Official Plan guides how land, including roadways are planned, designed and built. The Transportation Action Plan is expected to finalized this Spring, subject to Council approval. Staff will begin work on the long-term transit network as a priority, once the Plan is voted into effect by Council.
Is the transit service bus from the Pearson airport to the square One equipped with the suitcase shelf for the travelers convenience and the bus schedule match the airlines'?
The new MiWay Airport Express route 100 travels on the Mississauga Transitway between Winston Churchill Terminal and the Toronto Pearson Airport, including a stop at City Centre Transit Terminal, every 16 minutes between 4am and 7pm Monday to Friday. Route 100 will be operated with a standard 40ft bus initially. There will be no special provision for luggage onboard, although passengers are welcome to bring suitcases onboard (please be aware that for the safety of all customers onboard MiWay buses, aisles cannot be blocked). See schedules and learn more at www.miway.ca. GO Transit also operates bus service between Square One and Pearson Airport. See schedules for GO Bus route 40 and learn more at www.gotransit.ca.
I want know why the number 1W bus and the 101A don't run as frequently as the the 1C and 101. There are too many 1C's and 101W and not enough 1W and 101A. They should be balanced. I find myself always being late even though I should have more than enough time to get to my destination but the 1W and 101W take so long to come that all of sudden I'm strapped on time. Please make them ru more frequent. Even the #3 Bloor bus takes too long and it's a popular route it should be running every 10 minutes.
improvements are typically based on ridership demand. Schedules are designed
based on this demand to ensure sufficient capacity is available. As demand
along routes or sections of routes increase, Service Development staff work
towards increasing frequency to ensure the service levels provided continue to
respond to customers’ needs. Along the Dundas corridor, our most recent
ridership data indicates that a significant amount of the ridership occurs
between east of Erin Mills Parkway. As such, when designing both local and
express services along the corridor, two variants were implemented so that when
combined, both variants together provide a higher level of frequency along the
portion of the corridor that experiences greater passenger volumes. Extending both
variants to Laird/Vega Loop would result in additional travel time being added
to the route(s) which consequently would result in wider frequencies.
MiWay operates with limited resources and as such we are obligated to use them
as efficiently as possible. We constantly monitor ridership levels along all
our routes to determine ridership demand. This information is reviewed and
based on this data, improvements to routes (routing changes and/or schedule
changes) are implemented. Please rest assured that we are monitoring the
Dundas corridor very closely as this is one of our busiest transit corridors.
Should demand increase, we will surely take steps to improve service.
Why does Mississauga not have a bylaw about residents clearing snow from sidewalks? With winter coming, either increase city sidewalk clearing to include ALL sidewalks or enact a bylaw for citizens to HAVE to clear snow and ice from their sidewalks within 24 hours. No point in having the "primary" street sidewalk cleared by the city of you can't safely get to it. Sends too many pedestrians onto the roads which are not cleared either. You want to make the city more walkable then make it safe to walk in all seasons!
The issue of sidewalk snow clearing and the possibility of creating and implementing a by-law pertaining to related residential responsibilities is being reviewed by the City this year (2019).
Is the City considering
a: better synchronized traffic lights
b: red-light cameras
The first will reduce the amount of pollution (especially in the congested areas around Hurontario and Eglinton). With all the housing towers coming up in the area, traffic is bound to increase ten-fold at a minimum. Also traffic lights are getting closer and closer together, case in point Eglinton (at the spot where the new Fire Station is being built) - does this add to pollution with idling engines? Is this part of the environment study?
The second will help with road-hogs who don't follow the rules. It will atleast bring the culprit to justice as the increase in hit-and-run is on the increase in the Dixie to Mavis stretch, especially along the Eglinton corridor.
I know this is on the City's radar, but Hurontario will soon become a single lane road thanks to the LRT, and I have concerns about road safety.
regards to traffic signal coordination, City of Mississauga staff develop and
optimize signal timing plans which are designed to progress traffic, reduce
overall delays and therefore reduce vehicle emissions through the network of
traffic signals As part of the City’s Advanced Transportation Management
System (ATMS), staff are demonstrating traffic detection smart technology to
enable adaptive/response traffic control to automatically adjust traffic signal
Red light cameras are a traffic safety initiative that is operated by the
Region of Peel to help reduce the number of motorists running red lights.
The Region installs red light cameras only at signalized intersections under
their jurisdiction that meet qualifications. Currently, the City of
Mississauga does not have a red light camera program. The City recognizes
the safety issues associated with aggressive driving, including the running of
red lights, and is participating in an inter-regional working group to consider
future implementation of a red light camera program..
Is Mississauga Transit missing an opportunity to weigh in on the future of transit in lakeshore and square 1 area?
Are we doing it too slowly since Mayor and all councilors are in place now?
Do we have enough frequency to make a transfer-based network work to make better Mississauga?
Have we educated ourselves (and our politicians) enough about what transit can do for us?
The Mississauga Moves project will deliver the City of Mississauga’s first Transportation Master Plan, that will document the City’s understanding of the role transit can play in making Mississauga better. The City also considers transit provision in the MiWay Five: 2015 – 2020 Service Plan. Opportunities for improvement in specific areas happen through dedicated studies; the Lakeshore Connecting Communities project is actively looking at transit improvements on Lakeshore now. The Plans associated with each of these projects is subject to approval from Mayor Crombie and members of Council.
Why 25 circular route doesn't run on the other side of the road on Matheson Blvd E between Hurontario & Kennedy? Basically there are no buses in the morning hours from 7 to 9 am at Matheson Blvd E. The bus 43 SB also does not operate in morning times. However, the 43 NB operates in the morning time. I don't understand why there is no connectivity for people going by bus to their workplaces in the morning at the place. I see women with kids walking for a mile in the morning as there is a private day care as well. There are many people who walk as there is no buses going from Hurontario to Kennedy at Matheson Blvd E but lots of empty buses pass on the opposite side of the road.
Thank you for your comments about Route 25. At present this route is a short one-way loop service designed to provide access to the streets between Hurontario St and Kennedy Rd north of Matheson Blvd. At the moment it is a short one-way loop which can be operated with a single bus with a reasonable frequency – every 18 minutes. A second bus would be required to run the service in both directions at the same frequency, and at present ridership is not high enough to justify adding a second bus. If we were to run the service in both directions using just one bus the frequency at each stop would double to approximately every 40 minutes which would make the service more complicated for passengers and less frequent in either direction. Given the route takes 15 minutes to complete, passengers do have the option to ride the bus around the loop if it is faster to get to their destination than walking.
Having said this, we are in the process of reviewing the bus services along Hurontario Street and the loops of the 19 and 25 that serve the area between Matheson Blvd and Britannia Rd. We’ll take your comments into consideration when designing services for this area. If you have any questions please contact MiWay Customer Service at email@example.com.
How often are bus routes checked for timing? I emailed about route 29S times leaving south common and was told the route isn't busy enough for better frequency and the times are to connect to go trains. I still don't understand why the bus times, during rush hour, are 4:00,4:29 and 4:41 because it doesn't serm logical to have a 30 min wait, them a 12 min wait. The buses are packed are usually packed and even have people standing.
MiWay continually monitors
bus routes using data from several sources, including: ridership numbers
(fares and Presto); manual passenger counts; and feedback from the operations
team, the public and councillors. Bus routes are prioritized for addition
of extra resources based on the monitoring program. Typically, priority is
placed on routes that are suffering overcrowding where passengers are unable to
board the bus, or routes with rapidly growing ridership. Route 29 is not
identified as priority route for frequency improvement at this time.
Some MiWay routes, including
Route 29, are designed to connect to GO trains, and so may not have an even
headway (the time between buses). We try to minimize the difference in
departure time between buses wherever possible, but in some cases it is not
possible to avoid uneven gaps. In the case of Route 29, the average headway is
approximately 25 minutes between buses, but the actual gap between departure
times can vary from 12 to 30 minutes to enable connections with the GO train at
Why isn't there a subway extension from Killing to Square One???
OR an extension of Eglinton Crosstown to Square One???
If you really want to take cars off the road, one of these extensions is the best way. Building a "Busway" across the city that goes nowhere is a terrible waste of time and money.
connectivity is a priority for Mississauga. In partnership with Metrolinx and
neighbouring municipalities, the City of Mississauga seeks options for regional
connection, such as the Mississauga Transitway that enables MiWay to run
express bus services from Islington subway station to destinations in
Mississauga, including Square One (route 109) and Meadowvale Business Park
(route 108), as well as providing a congestion free path for regional GO Bus
routes, including route 19 that connects Square One to the TTC subway service
extension west of Kipling was considered as part of the Dundas Connects project
(a land use and transportation plan for Dundas Street) however future projected
ridership in this corridor did not meet the threshold to make a subway
financially viable. Metrolinx has initiated the Eglinton West LRT project, an
extension of the Eglinton Crosstown from Mount Dennis Station to Pearson
Airport, with connections to the Mississauga Transitway at the Renforth
Station. City of Mississauga staff are participating on the project team
along with the City of Toronto, TTC and Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
Extension of the Eglinton Crosstown to Pearson Airport is also included in the Metrolinx draft
Regional Transportation Plan.Pearson Airport and surrounding area is the second
largest employment centre in Canada outside of downtown Toronto, and frequent
transit service is available from Pearson Airport to Square One.