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Mississauga Transit Launches Major Services Changes

Oct 14, 2003

MISSISSAUGA, October 14, 2003 - Effective Monday, October 20, Mississauga Transit will launch major changes to many of its services. Increased service demands in Mississauga's growing residential and business districts have resulted in the introduction of two new routes, the re-alignment of several others and the expansion of Mississauga Transit's accessible route network.

"Mississauga Transit is pleased to offer significant improvements to its services," said Bill Cunningham, director, Mississauga Transit. "The service improvements are comprehensive and I strongly recommend that our customers review the changes before October 20 by picking up a copy of our new service change brochure, visiting our Web site or calling customer information. Informed customers will be better able to take advantage of the new system."

Local businesses and major employers will receive e-mail service change bulletins to share with their employees who use Mississauga Transit to commute to and from work. Transit staff will be on hand at various locations throughout the city to assist customers. New system maps will be available later this month.

Highlights of the service improvements are as follows:

New Route 15 - Derry Industrial will provide weekday rush hour and evening service to Old Malton, Drew Industrial, Hurontario/Derry and Kennedy Industrial areas.

New Route 45A - Winston Churchill will provide weekday 30 minute rush hour only service between Clarkson GO station and Royal Bank/Financial Dr. via Southdown, the Sheridan Park Research Centre, Winston Churchill Blvd., Meadowvale Town Centre, Glen Erin Dr. and Derry Rd.

Route 31 - Folkway/Sheridan will provide all-day weekday and weekend service in the Folkway/Sawmill Valley and Homelands areas formerly serviced by Routes 13 and 26B.

Route 36 - Vega Loop will service the Loyalist/Unity/Colonial/Ridgeway/Vega/Laird area formerly serviced by Route 26A Burnhamthorpe/Ridgeway, offering all-day weekday and weekend service.

Route 37 - Clarkson SE will offer weekday rush hour service to and from the Clarkson GO station, servicing the Meadow Wood, Bob-O-Link and Orr communities.

Route 37A - Clarkson SW will provide weekday rush hour service to and from the Clarkson GO station, servicing the Southdown Rd., Lakeshore Rd., Winston Churchill Blvd. and Royal Windsor Dr. industrial areas.

Cancelled Route 29 - Sheridan Park will now be served by Route 1C Dundas and Route 45A Winston Churchill.

Route 4 Applewood and Route 23 Lakeshore - will have fully accessible services.

In addition, service changes have been made to a number of existing routes, including Routes 10, 13, 26A, 26B, 42, 45, 48 and 68.

October 20 service change 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).

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