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MiWay Low-floor Buses Win Provincewide Award

Sep 26, 2012

MiWay was recognized today by Mississauga City Council for receiving the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Gas Tax Award for using federal gas tax dollars to purchase fully accessible transit buses.

"We value being recognized by our municipal peers for our commitment to achieving a fully accessible fleet that moves us one step closer to achieving a transit-oriented city," said Geoff Marinoff, director, transit.

The award was presented recently at the AMO annual meeting in Ottawa in August.

The accessible fleet was made possible through a $72 million investment from Canada's Gas Tax Fund. The last high-floor bus was retired from service in 2011. The new MiWay fleet is low-floor, kneeling with deployable ramps and each bus has Automated next stop announcement technology to help passengers of all ages and abilities to navigate the system. The accessible fleet also has lower emissions that contribute to cleaner air.

Visit: www.miway.ca/accessibility for information on MiWay accessible service.

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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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