As part of the Metrolinx Big Move, the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HLRT) Project will bring approximately 20 kilometres of reliable, rapid transit to Mississauga. The HLRT will have 22 stops along Hurontario with connections to two GO Transit lines, Mississauga MiWay and Transitway and Brampton Züm.
The HLRT will change the way people move, connect neighbourhoods and support an environmentally responsible, inclusive and vibrant city.
This is the largest infrastructure project in Mississauga's history. In 2015, the Province of Ontario made a commitment to fund the capital cost of the project. The City's HLRT Project Office works with Metrolinx, the provincial government agency responsible for leading the Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project.
As our population grows, we continue to find new ways to help people move through the city.
The new Advanced Transportation Management System (ATMS) provides reliable travel times,
minimal delays and accurate and timely travel information to help get people where they want to go.
Working with the Region of Peel and the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, the ATMS allows the City to actively monitor travel conditions,
better control traffic signals, share information and interact with other transportation modes.
This state-of-the-art system includes a Traffic Management Centre, video wall and control system.
It also includes an upgrade to traffic signal communications which will help the City deliver reliable, efficient service both now and in the future.
The ATMS project involves the deployment of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS),
such as traffic monitoring cameras and vehicle detection and will examine future technologies such as Responsive/Adaptive Traffic Control.
The ATMS project is a work in progress with upgrades and replacements to all traffic signals expected to be completed in 2018.
The Dundas corridor is already a diverse, mixed-use, transit-oriented neighbourhood, but its full promise has yet to be uncovered.
In a move to transform this area, the City has launched Dundas Connects - a project to create a master plan that will help this
bustling hub become a vital link in the regional transit network.
In 2015, the City retained a consulting team to deliver the plan. Urban planning and transportation modelling are now underway
to determine how best to increase transportation capacity, connect our city, and intensify land use in appropriate areas along Dundas.
Dundas Connects will bring rapid transit to the area which will connect Kipling TTC station to Dundas GO, the Hurontario LRT,
the University of Toronto Mississauga and beyond. Residents and visitors will benefit from more transit choices and better reliability and speed along Dundas.
Moving forward, Dundas Connects will use new forms of digital engagement to allow more residents to provide input into the development of the plan.
It will be finalized and brought to Council for endorsement in 2017.
On November 9, 2015, a group of more than 250 City Council members, staff, transit experts, residents,
business owners and stakeholders gathered in Mississauga to discuss the city's current and future transportation needs.
Programming was comprised of sessions, panels and workshops on a variety of transportation-related themes.
Topics included complete streets, autonomous vehicles and the differing transportation priorities of the millennial generation.
The summit also introduced the Mississauga Transportation Master Plan (TMP), set to roll out in 2016.
The post-event survey showed that 94% of external delegates and 100% of staff delegates felt the Summit met or exceeded their expectations.
The event was also a trending topic on Twitter across Canada.
In a growing city like Mississauga, transit is a top priority and MiWay is working to meet the needs of riders across the city.
Each year, MiWay operates 1.35 million transit service hours. In 2015, Council approved a three per cent service hour increase
(equivalent to 41,000 hours) to help meet growing customer demand.
MiWay started a five-year service plan study in 2015 to review best practices, gather input and review service standards for transit in Mississauga.
New planned service changes, occurring every six to eight weeks for the next five years, will help to achieve better service delivery.
The MiWay5 plan will also help shift the City's transit system to a grid network, offering stronger corridors,
more frequent service and direct connections between major transit hubs. These changes will result in more streamlined and efficient service
to move Mississauga towards becoming a transit orientated city.
Lakeshore Road Transportation Master Plan and Implementation Strategy
The Lakeshore Road corridor runs through Mississauga, connecting Clarkson Village, Port Credit and Lakeview. As redevelopment of the waterfront moves ahead,
the Lakeshore Road Transportation Master Plan and Implementation Strategy will develop a vision for the Lakeshore corridor.
The plan will determine the long term needs, function and transportation role of the corridor based on projected growth.
In 2015, consultants were retained to support this project which is expected to take two years to complete. Beginning in the fall of 2016,
residents will have the chance to share feedback on this vision through digital channels and pop-up workshops.
Port Credit GO Station Southeast Area Master Plan
Metrolinx plans to redevelop the Port Credit GO Station southeast parking lot with a new parking structure and mixed-use transit development.
With assistance from the City of Mississauga, a master plan for the site was completed in 2015.
The master plan builds upon Port Credit's success as a transit-friendly community, while respecting and complimenting the character of its surrounding area.
The changes to the GO Station will create a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly area with improved transit facilities and services, an engaging public space,
and minimize our environmental footprint. The master plan was the first step which will lead to redevelopment that will support the existing GO line and
the future Hurontario Light Rail Transit System (HLRT).
The transit modal split (AM peak period) for Mississauga residents1
The active transportation modal split for Mississauga residents22
Persons plus jobs in the growth centre/transit corridors/nodes3
MiWay service continues to expand as ridership grew to more than 53 million boardings in 2015. The next Transportation Tomorrow Survey will be conducted in 2016, with results likely available in 2017. The number of people living and working in the growth centre, transit corridors and nodes continues to increase each year.