Some transit fares will increase on January 27 along with a transition toward PRESTO as a method of payment.
“Customers are our number one priority and we strive to maintain a balance between affordable transit for riders and a reasonable cost recovery for Mississauga’s taxpayers,” said Geoff Marinoff, director of Transit. “We are continually working to make MiWay a desirable alternative to driving personal cars,” he added. “We are doing this by investing in the City’s transit network through the construction of the new Mississauga Transitway, our east-west dedicated transitway designed to make transit more efficient.”
Fare Change Summary
- There is no change to the adult monthly pass, cash, student or child fares.
- The student and child categories will remain frozen at the 2009 rate for two more years.
- The adult weekly pass will be discontinued effective January 27
- A new fare category will be available for post-secondary students through the PRESTO fare card and will align MiWay’s fares with other GTHA transit fares.
- A phased fare increase over four years will align post-secondary fares to match adult fares by 2017.
For more information on MiWay fare categories visit miway.ca/busfares.
|Type of Fare||Change||2014 Fare|
|Cash Fare||No change||$3.25|
|Student High School Tickets||No change||$2.25|
|Student High School Monthly Pass||No change||$101/month|
|Student Post-Secondary PRESTO only||No change||$2.25 (Jan. 27, 2014)|
|Student Post-Secondary PRESTO only||20 cent increase||$2.45 (May 1, 2014)|
|Child Ticket||No change||$1.65|
|Adult Ticket||10 cent increase||$2.80|
|Adult Weekly Pass||Discontinued||n/a|
|Adult Monthly Pass||No Change||$120/month|
|Senior Ticket||Five cent increase||$1.85|
|Senior Monthly Pass||$3 increase/month||$53/month|
|Senior Annual Pass||$30 increase/year||$534/year|
|GO Co-Fare – Cash/PRESTO||No Change||$0.75|
Presto Use Has Benefits
Marinoff explains that as PRESTO use grows across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), riders are encouraged to try it out. PRESTO is a good alternative method of payment to use when the adult weekly pass is discontinued on January 27. PRESTO is a reloadable card that can be used with a simple tap to pay for a ride on MiWay, and for travel between participating transit systems across the GTHA. Customers who use the PRESTO fare card in its place can earn free trips on MiWay. Visit miway.ca/presto to learn more.
You can plan your trip on MiWay today by visiting miway.ca or by calling 905-615-INFO (4636) for customized route and schedule information. To view scheduled departure times on the go, visit m.miway.ca on your smartphone.
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