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MiWay Fare Changes Take Effect January 28

Jan 07, 2013

To offset cost pressures in the City of Mississauga's 2013 budget, some transit fares will increase on January 28. Cash fares, student fares, as well as adult monthly passes remain unchanged.

"Our customers are important to us and we have worked hard to maintain a balance between affordable fare options and a reasonable cost recovery for taxpayers," said Geoff Marinoff, director of Transit. "To make transit a more attractive alternative to the automobile, there is an ongoing commitment to capital and operating investments," said Marinoff.

Student fares will once again be frozen at 2009 prices to continue to provide an affordable travel option for students as part of the City's Youth Plan. As Presto card use continues to increase, student weekly passes will be phased out in September 2013. Students are encouraged to check out Presto cards as an alternative payment option when using MiWay or other transit systems in the Greater Toronto Area. Learn more at: www.miway.ca/presto

Fare Changes:

Type of Fare

Change

New Fare

Cash Fare

No change

$3.25

Student Tickets

No change

$2.25

Student Weekly Pass

No change

$24.50/week

Student Monthly Pass

No change

$101/month

Child Tickets

No change

$1.65

Adult Ticket 

increase by 10 cents per ticket

$2.70

Adult Weekly Pass

increase by $3 per week

$32/week

Adult Monthly Pass

no change

$120/month

Senior Ticket

increase by five cents per ticket

$1.80

Senior Monthly Pass

increase by $3 per month

$50/month

Senior Annual Pass

increase by $30 per year

$504/year

GO Co-Fare

increase by five cents

$0.75


Marinoff added as part of this fare change implementation, MiWay will no longer issue refunds on transit tickets. This will allow for a more consistent approach to refunds and greater consistency with the refund practices of other Greater Toronto Area transit systems. For more information, visit www.miway.ca/refunds

First section of transitway to open in 2013
An efficient and reliable transit system is dependent on investments, added Marinoff. One priority improvement in 2013 is the construction of the dedicated east-west transitway. When completed, it will improve services for transit users by reducing travel time and getting customers to their destinations more efficiently. Four stations in the eastern portion of the transitway are slated for opening in the fall of 2013.

Twittercue: MiWay fare changes take effect January 28, 2013. For more information visit www.miway.ca/busfares

For customized route and schedule information visit www.miway.ca or call 905-615-INFO (4636). View scheduled departure times on a smartphone or other mobile device at m.miway.ca or download the MiWay iPhone/iPod Touch application from the Apple iTunes App Store (www.miway.ca/app).

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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