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Travel Safely on Mississauga Transitway First Day of Service Nov. 17

Nov 17, 2014

Today, MiWay service begins on the Mississauga Transitway with stops at the new Central Parkway, Cawthra, Tomken and Dixie stations. MiWay reminds customers of the safety rules on the transitway and is working in partnership with area police services and transit enforcement to ensure the transitway is safe for everyone.

“The safety of our customers and transit operators is our first priority. This new dedicated bus corridor is for buses and authorized vehicles only,” said Geoff Marinoff, director of transit. “For safety reasons, pedestrians, cyclists and private vehicles are not permitted on it.”

Customers can travel on the transitway by taking MiExpress Routes 107 - Malton Express, 109 –  Meadowvale Express and MiLocal Route 21; bypassing traffic between the City Centre and Dixie Road. The first bus on the transitway was the 109 at 4:30 a.m.

To ensure safe travelling on the Mississauga Transitway customers and Mississauga residents are reminded of the following:

• Private vehicles are not permitted on the transitway.
• Pedestrian walking and running is not permitted on the transitway.
• Cycling is not permitted on the transitway. Each station is equipped with bike racks so you can lock up your bike. All stairs have a bicycle roll up which allows customers to easily move their bike from ground to platform level. All MiWay buses have bike racks and can carry two bicycles.
• Walking across the transitway or between stations is not permitted.
• When travelling between the eastbound and westbound platforms, never step onto or cross the transitway.
• Dedicated passenger pick-up and drop-off areas are available at all stations.

Phase 1 will make commutes more efficient by avoiding congestion east of the city centre. Real time savings will occur when the 18 kilometre transitway and all 12 stations open in 2017. 

View station maps.

 






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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