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.