Today, General Committee directed staff to continue the MiWay Discount Transit Ticket Program with Mississauga food banks permanently.
Initially, the pilot program began in November 2016 with six food banks. In May, it was expanded to include all 18 of Mississauga’s food banks and is currently set to conclude on December 31, 2017.
“This program allows Mississauga food banks to purchase MiWay tickets at a 50 per cent discount with the City picking up the remainder of the cost,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “It is helping provide affordable transit options for those that rely on transit to pick up their groceries and access other services.”
To date, four of the 18 designated Mississauga food bank locations have purchased discounted MiWay tickets with the City’s portion of the pilot program costing $7,500. For 2018, the projected cost of the program is $20,000.
The continuation of the program will receive final approval during the November 22 meeting of Council. For more information, call MiWay’s Customer Service at 905-615-3636 (INFO).