The Province of Ontario is boosting support for Mississauga by providing reliable, long-term funding to improve and expand local transit and offer more travel options for commuters and families.
Mississauga will receive more than $16.6 million through the 2016-17 gas tax program, and could see its funding increased to an estimated $20 million in 2019-20, $24 million in 2020-21 and to $32 million in 2021-22. Starting in 2019, Ontario will increase funding for MiWay and other municipal transit systems across the province through an enhancement to the existing gas tax program, doubling the municipal share from two cents per litre to four cents by 2021.
Mississauga is able to use the new funding to plan for and make major infrastructure upgrades, buy additional transit vehicles, add more routes, extend hours of service, implement fare strategies and improve accessibility.
City-building initiatives include:
- Full funding for the Hurontario Light Rail Transit – the largest infrastructure investment in Mississauga history
- New and important upgrades to the Square One Bus Terminal – the second busiest bus station in the GO Transit system, following Union Station
- Increased GO Train service between Milton and Toronto, stopping at all Mississauga stations on the GO Milton Line
- The addition of over 250 parking spaces at the Streetsville GO Station
- 130 new parking spaces at the Square One Bus Terminal
To read more on Gas Tax Funding, please visit the Ontario Newsroom here.