Nov 07, 2011
The City of Mississauga's MiWay Transit added 43 new fuel efficient and fully accessible
buses on the roads this month to serve customers on local MiWay routes.
"The new MiLocal orange buses are fully accessible and feature modern customer amenities
that support our customer-service focus," said Geoff Marinoff, director of Transit.
"Our new fuel efficient buses allow us to move closer to the City's strategic direction of
developing a transit-oriented city that is environmentally responsible."
All 43 new buses are expected to be in service by mid-November and replace the last of the
15-year-old high-floor buses in the City's transit fleet.
The new buses feature:
larger windows, new fabric seating and LED lighting
a front entrance ramp to accommodate customers with wheelchairs and scooters to more
board and access designated priority seating
single seats, rather than double seats, on the driver's side of the bus to help improve
boarding process by expanding the aisle width in the lower area of the
automated next stop announcement technology, which is now installed on all MiWay buses,
help passengers of all ages and abilities
PRESTO card readers to offer a wider range of service to our customers by allowing them
fares using the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) -wide electronic fare
video/audio surveillance systems to enhance passenger safety and security while
rights to privacy
lighter weight bus, contributing to more efficient use of fuel
"These 43 new buses are a huge step in achieving a more accessible city that addresses the
needs of our growing population of older adults and persons with disabilities," said Diana
Simpson, accessibility co-ordinator.
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
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 63 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,
maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5232