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Mississauga Transit Launches Major Service Improvements

Aug 26, 2003

MISSISSAUGA, Tuesday, August 26, 2003 - Effective Tuesday, September 2nd, Mississauga Transit will introduce major bus route improvements and schedule adjustments that will result in better transit service to meet the growing needs of Mississauga Transit's customers.

In addition, several new routes will be added to meet increased service demands from post secondary students and newly developing communities:

Route 66 - McLaughlin Road will be introduced to deliver weekday and weekend service between the City Centre Transit Terminal and Sheridan College in Brampton;

New Route 50 will service the ever-growing Airport Corporate Centre business area;

University of Toronto at Mississauga students will benefit from the new Route 24 - University route, which will provide direct, limited stop service between the City Centre Transit Terminal at Square One and Mississauga campus; and,

Route 28, servicing the Trillium Health Centre and Square One, will become fully accessible beginning September 2.

"The new and improved services are largely based on direct feedback from our customers who have provided us with excellent suggestions to enhance our system," said Bill Cunningham, director of Mississauga Transit. "We are especially pleased to be adding service to benefit our post secondary students with the introduction of the two new routes to the University of Toronto at Mississauga and Sheridan College in Brampton."

Local businesses and major employers have been receiving e-mail service change bulletins to share with their employees who use Mississauga Transit to commute to and from work. This new internet outreach initiative, a first for Mississauga Transit, has been designed to alert employees in advance of the September 2 service changes.

A new system map will be produced later in October when additional service improvements will be introduced. Details on these service changes will be announced at that time. Transit customers are encouraged to pick up a copy of the September Service Change brochure before September 2.

Brochures are available on buses, at the City Centre Transit Terminal and at local libraries and community centres. Customers can also access detailed route and schedule information by visiting the Mississauga Transit web site at www.mississaugatransit.com or by calling Customer Information at 905-615-INFO (4636).

Mississauga is a distinct major Canadian city. As Canada's sixth largest city, it is considered a municipal leader in fiscal responsibility, technology and urban development. Mississauga provides its citizens with state-of-the-art facilities and programs and is recognized as the safest city in Canada to live, work and play.

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