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MiWay Fare Changes Take Effect on January 30

Jan 23, 2012

Beginning on January 30, some of the City of Mississauga's MiWay fares will increase and transit fares for students and children will remain discounted.

"The fare changes are to help maintain a balance between providing affordable fare options for customers while considering cost recovery for taxpayers," said Geoff Marinoff, director of Transit. "As we continue our commitment to customer service, we encourage riders who travel frequently to consider monthly passes that offer the best value."

Marinoff added that in changing the fare structure, the increase for seniors is lower than for adult riders.

Fare Changes:
Students and Children - fares frozen at 2009 prices
Cash Fares - increase by 25 cents (last increased in 2009)
Adult Tickets - increase by 10 cents per ticket
Senior Tickets - increase by five cents per ticket
Adult Weekly Pass - increase by $1 per week
Adult Monthly Pass - increase by $4 per month
Senior Monthly Pass - increase by $3 per month
Senior Annual Pass - increase by $30 per year

"In this year's budget, cost pressures included increases in labour, diesel fuel, hydro rates and a reduction in transfers from reserve funds," said Marinoff. "To offset a portion of these budget pressures, changes to transit fares were required."

MiWay customers should note that the new fares will be applied to all February weekly and monthly passes purchased in advance of January 30.

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 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.

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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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