MiWay

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MiWay
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A MiWay MiLocal (frequent stop) bus
Slogan my destination. my route. mi way.
Founded 1969
Headquarters 3484 Semenyk Court
Locale Mississauga, Ontario
Service area Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Toronto
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 623 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 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) 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. MiWay is the primary operator along the Mississauga Transitway, a dedicated east to 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, York Region Transit (YRT) to the northeast, and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to the east, at the Islington and Kipling subway stations on Line 2. MiWay is a member of the Canadian Urban Transit Association.

In 2013, MiWay's annual ridership was 65.8 million passengers, with more than 89.9 million boardings.[1]

History

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]

Facilities

Major

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. (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 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

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

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 35/35A, 87, 100, 107, 109
Orbitor 5015 Orbitor Drive 35/35A, 87, 100, 107, 109
Renforth 5001 Commerce Boulevard 7, 24, 35/35A, 39, 43, 74, 87, 100, 107, 109 GO Transit, TTC
Spectrum 5005 Spectrum Way 35/35A, 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

Other terminals and junctions

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

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 35/35A (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 35/35A (at Eglinton Avenue)
Humber College
North Campus
22, 107 Brampton Transit, TTC, YRT (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 only service for this station.
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, 23, 29, 71 110 (at Erin Mills Parkway)
Sheridan College
Brampton Campus
61A, 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
19A/19B/19C, 28 4 (at Queensway), 19, 103 (at Hurontario Street)
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 Square Bus Terminal 7, 11/11A/11B, 12, 15, 16/16A, 22, 24, 30, 42, 104, 107 Brampton Transit, TTC
Woodbine Centre 30 11/11A/11B, 12 (at Rexdale Boulevard), TTC (inside terminal), YRT (at Hwy. 27, Rexdale Boulevard and Queens Plate Drive), GO Transit (at Hwy. 27)
  • : September to April only

GO Transit stations

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 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 9, 49A, 67 44 (at Queen Street)

Services

Routes

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

Legend Designation
1-99 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
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 Square via Renforth Station SB To City Centre via Renforth Station 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-Thomas EB To City Centre
via Streetsville GO Station AM peak only
WB To Ninth Line
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 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)
11B
peak hours
(Northbound AM service only)
(Southbound PM service only)
12
Rexdale EB To Bergamot Avenue
via Malton GO Station AM peak only
WB To Westwood Square
via Malton GO Station PM peak only
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 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
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
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
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 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 Square Mon–Sat
(no weekday peak hour service)
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 Islington Subway Station WB To Ninth Line all week
35A
To Tenth Line peak hours
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 Westdale Mall 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
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
(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 Paramount Centre off-peak only
SB To Hurontario St./Central Parkway East
via Paramount Centre off-peak only
Mon–Fri
57
Courtneypark NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB To Islington Subway Station peak hours
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 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
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 WB To Sheridan Research Park via playmount drive 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 Islington Subway 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–Sat
91
Hillcrest-Cooksville GO NB To City Centre SB To Cooksville GO Station Mon–Fri
100
Airport Express NB To Pearson Airport
via City Centre
SB To Winston Churchill Station
via City Centre
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–Sat
101A
To Islington Subway Station
via University of Toronto Mississauga September to April only
To Ridgeway Drive
via University of Toronto Mississauga September to April only
peak hours
103
Hurontario Express NB To Brampton Gateway Terminal SB To Port Credit GO Station 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 only
To Westwood Mall May to August only
SB To City Centre all week
108
Meadowvale Business Express NB To Meadowvale Business Park SB To Islington Subway Station peak hours
(Northbound AM service only)
(Southbound PM service only)
109
Meadowvale Express NB To Meadowvale Town Centre
via City Centre
SB To Islington Subway Station
via City Centre
all week
110
University Express NB To City Centre
via University of Toronto Mississauga Via transit way
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 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-Bancroft NB To Plainsman Road SB To Streetsville Secondary School reg. school
306
Streetsville-Terry Fox NB N/A SB To Mavis Road 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
313
Streetsville Secondary-Meadowvale TC NB To Meadowvale Town Centre SB N/A reg. school
314
Rick Hansen-Creditview NB To Creditview Road SB To Rick Hansen Secondary School reg. school
315
Rick Hansen-City Centre NB To Rick Hansen Secondary School[5] 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
341
Ninth Line-Thomas NB To Thomas Street & Churchill Meadows Boulevard SB To Ninth Line & Thomas Street 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

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) 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 onto, 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.

NOTE: Presto card readers on TTC buses that operate in Mississauga are not set up to collect Miway fares at this time (although Presto users can pay their TTC bus fares with Presto while operating within the City of Toronto). As such, Presto users who wish to transfer onto TTC buses from a Miway bus within the Mississauga fare zone must tap their Presto card on the fare readers upon boarding and obtain a paper transfer from the driver.

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 Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

Bus rapid transit

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

The Cities of Mississauga and Brampton propose 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 Downtown Brampton in response to increasing congestion and anticipated high growth in the corridor.[7]

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

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

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

As of January 2018 the MiWay's cash fare is $3.75 (exact change) for all passengers.[9] Presto cards are being used in the entire MiWay system since May 30, 2011.[10]

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
$3.75 $8.25 $16.50
Youth
Ages 13 to 19
$3.75 $11.75 $23.50
  • ID required
Adult $3.75 $16.00 $32.00
Senior
Ages 65 and over
$1.00 $11.00 $22.00
  • 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 FREE after 12 Full Fares are paid 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
Youth
Ages 13 to 19
$2.25 FREE after 12 Full Fares are paid at 20th birthday
  • automatic upgrade to Adult at expiry
  • ID required
Adult $3.00 FREE after 12 Full Fares are paid $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 FREE after 12 Full Fares are paid $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 $3.75
Adult MiWay ticket or transfer
Senior
Youth
Child
TTC fare media Adult TTC token + $0.20
Post-Secondary Student
Youth TTC student ticket + $0.30
Senior TTC Senior ticket + $0.15

Other fares:

Fare category Price Notes
GTA Weekly Pass
with TTC, BT/Zum, and YRT/Viva
$63.00
GO Train & Bus 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.

PRESTO programs

In 2007, MiWay was the first test site for the new Presto card, before being adopted across the entire MiWay system in May 2011.[11] 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:[12] 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:[13] When Presto cardholders have paid for 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

MiWay is also offering discounted adult transit passes to employees of the members of Smart Commute Mississauga[14] and Smart Commute Pearson Airport Area.[15] Transit passes are automatically paid by deductions on payrolls.

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

MiWay operates two types of vehicles: regular 40-foot buses and 60-foot articulated buses. Both are fully wheelchair-accessible buses (Handicapped/disabled access); however, some bus stops on an accessible route are not accessible due to the lack of bus stop pads for safe loading and unloading for the disabled passengers.

Media related to MiWay buses at Wikimedia Commons

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 A/C 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 NFI 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 NFI 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 NFI D60LF Retired Articulated; infrared transmitters for signal priority
0301-0344 2003 NFI D40LF Active Infrared transmitters for signal priority. Units 0303 and 0305 retired after being caught on fire in 2014
0501-0572 2005 NFI D40LF Active
0601-0653 2006 NFI D40LFR Active Unit 0627 retired after being hit by ZUM 1280 with major rear end damage;
0701-0712 2007 EDN EZ Rider II MAX Retired American Seating Metropolitan. Sold to City View Bus Sales & Services in Mississauga
0721-0735 2007 NFI D40LFR Active Unit 0732 withdrawn after an accident on route 5 with extensive damage to front end
0851-0885 2007–2008 NFI D60LFR Active Articulated; 4ONE Aries seats. Unit 0879 retired due to an accident. In process of retirement
0888-0899 2008 EDN EZ Rider II MAX Retired Sold to City View Bus Sales & Services in Mississauga
0801-0844, 0901-0925 2008 NFI D40LFR Active American Seating InSight seats
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 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
1031-1045 2010 OBI 07.501 HEV Active MiLocal livery; BAE Series Hybrid; 4ONE Mariella seats. Each bus was acquired by MiWay for $717,525.13
1051-1072 2010 NFI D60LFR Active 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
1101-1143 2011 NFI XD40 Xcelsior Active MiLocal livery; 4ONE Mariella seats. Unit 1110 crashed into an OPP cruiser on November 23, 2017 and returned to service in December 2017
1201-1215 2012 OBI 07.501 BRT Active MiExpress livery; reading lights, AC outlets, and BRT style roof and exterior; 4ONE Aries seats
1301-1314 2013 NFI XD40 Xcelsior Active MiExpress livery; reading lights, AC outlets, and rear window; 4ONE Aries seats
1351-1360 2013 NFI XD60 Xcelsior Active Articulated; MiLocal livery, and rear window; 4ONE Mariella seats
1401-1407 2014 NFI XD40 Xcelsior Active MiExpress livery; reading lights, AC outlets, and rear window; 4ONE Aries seats
1701-1727 2017 NFI XD40 Xcelsior Active MiExpress livery; reading lights, AC outlets, and rear window; 4ONE Aries seats
1730-1766 2017 NOVA LFS Active MiLocal livery; Framed windows, and rear window; 4ONE Gemini seats. First order from Nova. Units 1764 and 1766 were shown at the 2018 OTE
1770-1799 2017-2018 NOVA LFS Artic Active Articulated; MiLocal livery; Framed windows, and rear window; 4ONE Gemini seats. Unit 1796 suffered rear damage from a fire at Islington station on October 15th, 2018
1801-1812 2018 NOVA LFS Active MiLocal livery; Framed windows, and rear window; 4ONE Gemini seats
1901-1910 2019 NOVA BAE Systems HybriDrive Ordered MiLocal or Express livery; The full report will be available from the General Committee agenda: http://www.mississauga.ca/documents/committees/general/2018/2018_05_16_GC_Agenda.pdf
Companies
CC&F Canadian Car & Foundry
EDN ElDorado National
FORD Ford Motor Company
GMC General Motors Corporation
GMDD General Motors Diesel Division
NFI New Flyer Inc.
NOVA Nova Bus
OBI Ontario Bus Industries/Orion Bus Industries
RVI Rek-Vee Industries
V-H Van Hool N.V.

Transit Enforcement and Staff

MiWay drivers are represented by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572.[16]

Mississauga Transit Enforcement Officers patrol in white Dodge Chargers bearing a single black stripe and wording Transit Enforcement in black. Mississauga Transit Enforcement Officers are part of the City of Mississauga Corporate Services team. Transit Enforcement are designated as Municipal Law Enforcement Officers, and enforce the Mississauga Transit Bylaw 425-03.[17]

References

  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 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "MiWay Celebrates New Name for Operations Building". MiWay Blog. MiWay. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  5. ^ "315 Rick Hansen-City Centre" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Hurontario Main Street Study". hurontario-main.ca. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  7. ^ Panjwani, Radhika (2010-02-18). "Light Rail Transit on track". The Mississauga News. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  8. ^ "Click'n'Ride". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved 2011-05-07.
  9. ^ "MiWay Bus Fares". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved 2015-06-02.
  10. ^ "Tap onto Transit". The City of Mississauga. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
  11. ^ "Presto Around the GTA". Metrolinx. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  12. ^ "Mississauga.ca - MiWay - MiWay Home". mississauga.ca. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Mississauga.ca - MiWay - PRESTO Loyalty". mississauga.ca. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 15, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2011.
  16. ^ atu1572.org. "Home - ATU 1572 - Mississauga, Ontario - www.ATU1572.org". atu1572.org. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  17. ^ "Mississauga.ca - Residents - Passenger Safety and Security". www.mississauga.ca. Retrieved 2017-06-11.

Works cited

  • 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

External links

  • Official website
  • Peter McLaughlin's Mississauga Bus Drawings
  • Drawings and photos of Mississauga Transit buses
  • Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1572
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