Recent estimates indicate that over the next 30 years, the number of people living in Ontario will grow by as many as four million – with the majority locating in the Greater Toronto Area. Our transportation infrastructure is already strained to the limit to support current levels of population and movement, so other solutions are required.
Higher-order transit, also known as mass transit, is the most efficient and sustainable way to address increased traffic requirements in a city setting. Having a more extensive, reliable and convenient transit system will be critical in order for Mississauga and the GTA to accommodate anticipated growth.
The transitway is a key component of Ontario’s Smart Growth program for development of the GTA, as well as Mississauga’s own Rapid Transit Program.