MiWay sets new ridership record

More and more commuters are taking MiWay to, from and through Mississauga each year. That’s good news for MiWay which saw a 2.6 per cent increase in revenue ridership in 2018 due in part to the growing popularity of Mississauga Transitway services.

And there’s more good news. In 2018 MiWay set a new annual ridership record by providing more than 40 million revenue rides to customers.

“We are working to build a world-class, transit-oriented city where people can move easily and efficiently across our city and beyond without a car” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “To achieve this, we need to make sure that transit is accessible, affordable and efficient. I am pleased that MiWay ridership is steadily increasing and that more people are taking transit than ever before. We are making targeted investments to respond to demand, which includes adding 31,000 new hours of MiWay service in 2019, making our routes more efficient and upgrading our bus fleet.”

Ridership has also grown on the Mississauga Transitway – MiWay’s dedicated bus-corridor that runs east-west across Mississauga. The transitway provides reliable service, since buses are not impacted by traffic congestion and other roadway delays, and faster travel times due to no traffic lights.

“We have been making investments to improve service and our annual ridership on the Mississauga Transitway is up 14 per cent last year with 4.7 million of our riders selecting this option,” said Geoff Marinoff, Director of Transit. “Those investments are paying off and, thanks to customers choosing to use the transitway, our ridership continues to increase. MiWay will continue to respond to customer demand.”

In October 2018, MiWay launched the Route 100 – Airport Express, a new Mississauga Transitway service. Since then, more than 1,200 customers ride the bus to or from Toronto Pearson International Airport each weekday.

The MiWay Five Transit Service Plan (2016-2020) is helping transform Mississauga into a transit-oriented city. In 2019, MiWay will focus on “Strengthening the Grid” by improving service levels, building stronger corridors and increasing off-peak service hours.

To learn more about MiWay’s five-year service plan visit miway.ca/miway5.

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