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Benefits of the BRT

Meeting Mississauga's Long-Term Transportation Needs:  the Benefits of the BRT

The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is a high-efficiency transit corridor running east-west across Mississauga. Upon its completion in 2015, the BRT will support all-station stop and extensive express bus service for thousands of riders per day, making it faster and easier for you to travel to, from and through Mississauga and the GTA.

Mississauga's Bus Rapid Transit system will offer a number of benefits to riders:

(1)   Increased Reliability: 

On Mississauga's BRT, your trip is less likely to be affected by traffic congestion, so you'll get where you need to go on time.

(2)   Reduced Travel Time:

Your trip time on Mississauga's BRT will be faster in comparison to current transit options and travel by car. You'll spend less time commuting and more time doing the things you want to do.[1]

 (3)   Greater Convenience and Comfort:

Improved security and protection from the elements mean a more comfortable ride. Improved service information will provide you with the peace of mind and the convenience you want.

(4)   Greater Accessibility:

It's simple. More transit means more and better options for those without access to a car. People with a car may start to leave it at home.

Making Communities Better:

The BRT will help make Mississauga and surrounding communities better through:

 (1) Reduced Automobile Traffic:

It is projected that the BRT will divert thousands of riders a day from private automobiles to higher-order transit, reducing automobile traffic significantly during high-volume periods.[2]

 (2) Reduced Emissions:

With vehicle emissions contributing significantly to climate change; reduced traffic means better air for everyone.[3]

 (3) Efficient Use of Road Space:

Mississauga will be able to move significantly more people without having to add to the costly public road network.[4]

 (4) Increased Safety:

Public transit is the safest form of transportation. The rates of injury or death due to accidents are significantly lower for public transit users than for drivers of automobiles.[5]

 (5) Increased Density:

The BRT will support increased intensity and density of development along the corridor through Mississauga and the GTA, supporting the healthy growth of residential and employment centres.

 


[1-5]  Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund Submission, March 2007






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