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Some MiWay Fares to Change on January 27

Jan 06, 2014

Some transit fares will increase on January 27 along with a transition toward PRESTO as a method of payment.

"Customers are our number one priority and we strive to maintain a balance between affordable transit for riders and a reasonable cost recovery for Mississauga's taxpayers," said Geoff Marinoff, director of Transit. "We are continually working to make MiWay a desirable alternative to driving personal cars," he added. "We are doing this by investing in the City’s transit network through the construction of the new Mississauga Transitway, our east-west dedicated transitway designed to make transit more efficient."

Fare Change Summary

  • There is no change to the adult monthly pass, cash, student or child fares.
  • The student and child categories will remain frozen at the 2009 rate for two more years.
  • The adult weekly pass will be discontinued effective January 27
  •  A new fare category will be available for post-secondary students through the PRESTO fare card and will align MiWay’s fares with other GTHA transit fares.
  • A phased fare increase over four years will align post-secondary fares to match adult fares by 2017.

For more information on MiWay fare categories visit miway.ca/busfares.

Fare Changes

Type of Fare Change 2014 Fare
Cash Fare No change $3.25
Student High School Tickets No change $2.25
Student High School Monthly Pass No change $101/month
Student Post-Secondary PRESTO only No change $2.25 (Jan. 27, 2014)
Student Post-Secondary PRESTO only 20 cent increase $2.45 (May 1, 2014)
Child Ticket No change $1.65
Adult Ticket 10 cent increase $2.80
Adult Weekly Pass Discontinued n/a
Adult Monthly Pass No Change  $120/month
 Senior Ticket Five cent increase  $1.85
 Senior Monthly Pass $3 increase/month  $53/month
 Senior Annual Pass $30 increase/year  $534/year
 GO Co-Fare - Cash/PRESTO  No Change  $0.75


Presto Use Has Benefits

Marinoff explains that as PRESTO use grows across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), riders are encouraged to try it out. PRESTO is a good alternative method of payment to use when the adult weekly pass is discontinued on January 27. PRESTO is a reloadable card that can be used with a simple tap to pay for a ride on MiWay, and for travel between participating transit systems across the GTHA. Customers who use the PRESTO fare card in its place can earn free trips on MiWay. Visit miway.ca/presto to learn more.

Twittercue: MiWay fare changes take effect January 27. For more information visit miway.ca/busfares

You can plan your trip on MiWay today by visiting miway.ca or by calling 905-615-INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information. To view scheduled departure times on the go, visit m.miway.ca on your smartphone.

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 focusing 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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