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The newly-upgraded City Centre Transit Terminal facility was unveiled last week, following interior renovation to transform the downtown Mississauga hub into a modernized space with improved accessibility and services for MiWay customers.
“Our City Centre Transit Terminal is the busiest MiWay bus terminal in our downtown, serving over 40,000 customers per day and offering key connections to other regional transit systems,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Ensuring it is a modern, convenient and accessible space, reinforces our commitment to building a transit-oriented city – reducing our reliance on cars and making transit a real choice for residents and commuters. On behalf of Council, I’m pleased to re-open this new and improved facility that will make transit more attractive and better serve all passengers.”
New terminal features include:
- Wider escalators
- New elevator
- New flooring
- Wayfinding signage and digital screens that show real-time bus departure times
- Sliding doors at the South and North entrances for improved accessibility
- New Information and Fares Booths
- New PRESTO self-serve reload machines inside and outside of the building
- Updated ventilation and lighting
The CCTT is a key part of the City’s Mississauga Moves Transportation Master Plan.
“This facility is an important part of the customer experience for many transit riders. That is why during the renovation, it was critical that customers could access the terminal building and construction was completed in phases,” said Geoff Marinoff, transit director. “Over 900 buses pass through this terminal every day, connecting riders to destinations inside and outside of Mississauga. As a station along the Mississauga Transitway, it facilitates connections with GO and Brampton Transit buses and, in the future, with Hurontario Light Rail Transit service.”
The city has also completed the following initiatives:
- Greening MiWay’s fleet with 11 new, 60-foot, second-generation hybrid-electric express buses that can be converted to run on full battery power.
- An innovative Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Electric Bus Pilot Project to understand how the technology can help advance the City’s commitment to a zero-emission bus fleet and away from using diesel fuel.
- Advancing MiWay’s Infrastructure Growth Plan to make strategic infrastructure investments to improve the customer experience.
- Building the Hurontario LRT to help get people moving, break congestion, lower Mississauga’s greenhouse gas emissions and help better manage the growth in the city.
Construction on Rathburn Road in front of the CCTT for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) will be ongoing throughout the fall. Some bus stops will be temporarily relocated due to the construction. Customers are encouraged to watch for posted stop notices.