Transit can be an affordable and convenient commuting alternative. When a need for additional transit routes or increased frequency is identified, often through a survey of employee commuting patterns, Smart Commute can assist by working with transit agencies to discuss opportunities to improve services.
There are many transit options available to commuters within the Mississauga and Pearson Airport Area.
Welcome to the convenience of bypassing line ups for GO Transit tickets or passes, welcome to flexible payment options, welcome to an easier commute, welcome to PRESTO!
PRESTO uses the latest technology to make it easier to pay your fare while travelling within and between transit systems by the simple tap of a card. The system calculates the fare for your trip and deducts it from the balance stored on your card– all in less than a second.
PRESTO can now be used across the GO network at all GO Train stations and on all GO Buses.
To learn more about PRESTO click here.
MiWay's Presto Loyalty Program
Once you pay for 12 MiWay trips during any one-week (Monday to Sunday) using your PRESTO card, you can then ride free on MiWay for the rest of the week! If you’re a PRESTO cardholder you’re automatically enrolled in MiWay’s Weekly Loyalty Program. Read more about the PRESTO Loyalty Program.
MiWay -The new Mississauga Transit
MiWay- The new Mississauga Transit is an easy, affordable and sustainable mode of transportation. Using public transit also gives you a great feeling knowing that you're making a difference to the environment and helping to reduce traffic congestion.
For information on changes visit miway.ca/servicechanges
Interested in taking transit to Canada's Wonderland this summer?
Service between City Centre Transit Terminal and Canada's Wonderland ,Route 88 Wonderland, begins in May of each year.
Click n' Ride on line trip planner:
Use the Click n' Ride on line trip plannerto get a detailed trip itinerary that tells you where and what time to catch your bus, where to get off and transfer, how long your trip will take, walking directions - even schedules for over 3000 bus stops.
MiWay continuously works on providing Accessible Features to its bus fleet, transit stops and facilities.
You can also download a PDF of the Accessible Bus Services Guide here.
Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System:
The City of Mississauga is also investing heavily in the provincially planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System that when fully completed will consist of a 100-kilometer stretch of dedicated bus lanes with stations from Oakville to Pickering.
The BRT will complement and connect with local bus services and inter-regional transit and subway systems, linking high-density development and employment centres across Mississauga. Designated stations (12 stations in Mississauga) will provide key connection points. Several stations will feature passenger pick up and drop off and/or park-and-ride facilities.
Upon its implementation in 2012, the BRT will support extensive bus service along this route for thousands of riders per day, making it faster and easier for you to travel to, from and through Mississauga and the GTA. The construction of the BRT in Mississauga is well underway with the planned opening of its first stop from the City Centre to Dixie Station in the fall of 2013.
Riding the TTC
The TTC has a grid network of: four subway lines; 11 streetcar routes; and more than 140 bus routes.
The TTC carries approximately 500 million customers per year or about 1.6 million passengers on a typical weekday. Its ridership accounts for more than 80% of all transit ridership in the Greater Toronto Area. The TTC uses a very simple and extremely successful fare system with a flat-fare structure, allowing customers to travel an unlimited distance per trip for one price.
The TTC also operates 13 bus routes into neighbouring municipalities adjacent to the City of Toronto including the City of Mississauga. Neighbouring transit agencies also operate more than 30 bus routes which connect directly with the TTC subway system or other surface routes. There are also transfer opportunities between several TTC services and the GO Transit commuter rail services.
To learn more about taking the TTC or to view TTC schedules, routes, and maps click here.
Visit GO Transit website for information about train and GO Bus services to Mississauga.
Did you know?
GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 75 cents exact cash per ride to travel on Mississauga Transit to and from Long Branch, Port Credit, Clarkson, Dixie, Cooksville, Erindale, Streetsville, Meadowvale, Lisgar, and Malton GO Stations. Show your valid GO ticket or pass to the bus driver to receive the discounted fare.
Fare integration does not apply at Square One.
Co-fare discounts with PRESTO
PRESTO will calculate and deduct the co-fare discount for your local transit trip to or from a PRESTO activated GO Train station. The local transit system must also be PRESTO active to receive the co-fare discount when travelling with your PRESTO card. Transfers between GO Transit and other participating systems must occur within 2 1/2 hours.
Click here for more information.
GTA Weekly Pass
The GTA Weekly Pass is an affordable solution for those who travel on multiple transit systems on a regular basis. The GTA Weekly pass provides unlimited travel within the GTA on these transit systems: Mississauga Transit, TTC, Brampton Transit and York Region Transit for $55.00.
Have you traveled on the People Mover?
The Airport LINK train opened on July 6, 2006. The link is a free shuttle service connecting Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and the reduced rate parking area. The LINK Train offers free transportation between Terminal 1, Terminal 3, the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, the Reduced Rate Parking Lot at Viscount Station, and the employee parking lot. The train runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is wheelchair accessible.
The LINK train runs on an electric guide-way and replaces fossil fuel burning busses for inter-terminal transportation. At peak capacity the LINK train can shuttle up to 2,150 passengers per hour in each direction and takes approximately three and a half minutes to travel from the Viscount Station to Terminal 1, including a scheduled stop at Terminal 3. The Terminal 3 station has been designed to accommodate a downtown rail link, providing a convenient transfer to downtown Toronto from the LINK train.
For more information about the LINK train visit the Greater Toronto Airport Authority website.
Getting to the University of Toronto at Mississauga
In a referendum, students at the University of Toronto at Mississauga voted overwhelmingly in support of a universal bus pass. Full- time U of T Mississauga students are eligible for a U-Pass, allowing unlimited use of Mississauga Transit buses from September 1st through April 30th.
To learn more about transit services, carpooling and the UTM bike-share program, visit the UTM alternative transportation page.
Click here for detailed MiWay - The new Mississauga Transit services and UTM route maps
Emergency Ride Home (ERH) Program
Smart Commute is bringing you an easier way to get home in the event of an unplanned emergency!
Emergency Ride Home Program claim forms are now available online at www.emergency.smartcommute.ca. Expenses, once approved by Smart Commute, will be reimbursed up to $75 per trip.
For more information on the Emergency Ride Home Program and how to submit a claim, please click here.
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MiTransit Brochure - Jan 28 , 2013 [ Download File pdf ]
Click n' Ride Demo [ Download File ppt ]