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MiWay Route 110 University Express Resumes Service on February 7

City services | January 25, 2022

On February 7, MiWay will be restoring service on Route 110 University Express as in-person learning and work activities at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) campus resume.

Route 110 was temporarily suspended earlier this year in response to schools delaying in-person learning, which reduced customer demand and transit operator staff shortages due to COVID-19 self-isolation requirements.

MiWay continues to implement temporary service changes in response to COVID-19 related staff shortages (symptomatic and isolations) to free up resources for re-allocation and deliver more reliable service where it is needed most.

“We continue to use the resources that we have to deliver an essential service each and every day,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director, Transit. “We’re pleased to restore this service as in-person learning and work activities increase at the UTM campus on February 7. Once our staffing levels stabilize, MiWay plans to restore more services.”

Before a route is suspended, MiWay staff carefully consider various scenarios to lessen the impact service reductions have on customers, including:

  • Monitoring ridership levels on each route to ensure MiWay is adapting to changes in demand, while balancing daily service delivery challenges as it relates to current staffing shortages
  • Allocating longer buses (60-foot articulated) on routes where ridership is higher to reduce potential overcrowding
  • Ensuring alternate routes are available so customers can access other service options
  • Updating customers about service changes in advance so customers can plan ahead

At this time, Route 101/101A Dundas Express remains suspended. Customers can access Route 1C Dundas-Collegeway as an alternate service that travels to and from UTM. MiWay is also re-allocating available 60-foot articulated buses to Route 1C to increase passenger capacity and prevent potential instances of overcrowding.

Customers that are planning to ride MiWay can check on the status of routes by using MiWay’s trip planner at miway.ca.

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