We've heard from residents that transit and transportation, and by extension congestion, remains a top priority for our city.
As our city continues to grow and urbanize, we need to not only encourage but make it as easy as possible for our residents to navigate across our city and beyond without the use of a car.
The City of Mississauga has a strategic vision that is only achievable if we build public transit systems that are reliable, efficient and sustainable and can quickly move people across our city, region and beyond.
In order to get more residents using transit, we need a committed federal partner to help fund the following projects:
All-day, Two-way GO Service Through Mississauga
All-day, two-way service on all three Mississauga GO Transit Lines, particularly the Milton line, is essential for our city's future growth and economic competitiveness. Despite being the second busiest corridor in the GO Transit network, serving over 20,000 passengers per day and supporting over 77,000 jobs, the Province has yet to commit to funding all-day two-way GO service on the Milton line.
All-day service on both the Milton and Kitchener GO Transit lines is currently prevented by the presence of heavy freight rail traffic that travels through both lines.
The Missing Link can help achieve expanded all-day, two-way service on the Milton and Kitchener GO lines by relocating heavy freight rail elsewhere.
Congestion on the Lakeshore Corridor
With two major developments set to break ground along Lakeshore Road in the next five years that will welcome 30,000 new residents to the area, it is imperative that the corridor served by high quality, rapid transit from east to west.
Congestion, especially through Port Credit, is growing. Council has endorsed the Lakeshore Connecting Communities Transportation Master Plan, which will study options for higher-order transit along Lakeshore Road. This endorsement means that Council can now advocate to higher levels of government to help fund the project.
The Downtown Mississauga Terminal and Transitway Connection
In December 2017, the final station on the Mississauga Transitway opened. To complete the project, a new transit terminal is needed in downtown Mississauga that will create a central mobility hub by connecting MiWay and GO Transit buses, as well as the Hurontario LRT. The downtown section of the transitway is the busiest and at present, buses are operating in mixed traffic. Building this terminal and connection will provide relief for both buses and cars in the downtown core.