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Council Outcomes September 15, 2021: Transit Priorities Identified, Mandatory Face Mask By-law Extended and Rail Safety Week

Local government | September 15, 2021

This week, Council identified six priority transit projects, extended the Mandatory Face Mask By-law to March 31, 2022 and approved a motion to support Rail Safety Week.

“In our first Council meeting of the season, we moved forward with identifying our transit priorities for funding from other levels of government. Having the projects identified offers clarity and direction for when funding opportunities arise. Transit is part of our Mississauga Matters campaign as we look for senior levels of government to make significant investments in our local and regional transit systems – such as all-day two-way service on Mississauga’s GO transit lines, restoring the downtown LRT loop, and rapid transit along the Dundas corridor – to allow us to break gridlock and congestion and get people and businesses moving,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “We also extended our Mandatory Face Mask By-law into March 2022. We are still seeing cases of COVID-19 in Mississauga and need to be vigilant to protect the health and safety of everyone. This measure is an important step and goes a long way to prevent community spread.”

Transit Initiatives and Priorities Identified

City Council endorsed the top six priority transit projects in Mississauga for senior levels of government and funding. These projects will break gridlock, ease congestion and ensure residents, visitors and commuters can access improved local and regionally connected public transit.

For more information view the report: Transit Initiatives and Priorities in the City of Mississauga

City’s Mandatory Face Mask By-law extended to March 31, 2022

Council approved an extension to the City’s Mandatory Face Mask By-Law to March 31, 2022, as well as other amendments. The Mandatory Face Mask By-Law, previously named the Mandatory Face Covering By-Law, requires everyone (subject to some exceptions) to wear a medical or non-medical mask inside buildings where the public is ordinarily invited or permitted access including onboard MiWay buses and inside terminal buildings.

For more information on the Mandatory Face Mask By-Law, visit https://www.mississauga.ca/city-of-mississauga-news/covid-19-recovery/mandatory-mask-by-law/

Rail Safety Week

Rail Safety Week will be recognized across Canada from September 20 to 26, 2021. Rail Safety Week promotes safety at level crossings and the highlights the dangers of trespassing on rail property to reduce avoidable deaths, injuries and damage.

The motion was raised by Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko.

 

 

 

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