For Immediate Release
August 18, 2016
Mayor Crombie Lauds New, Extensive Investments to Mississauga’s GO Transit Network
Mississauga – The new and important investments announced today to Mississauga’s GO Transit network will help ensure residents, visitors and commuters have access to improved regionally-integrated public transit, Mayor Bonnie Crombie said.
Mayor Crombie joined Ontario Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca who announced that:
- Beginning September 6, 2016, Metrolinx is adding one new morning and one new afternoon GO train trip between Milton and Toronto that will stop at all stations along the Milton line, including all stations in Mississauga;
- Construction will begin to add over 250 parking spaces at the Streetsville GO Station, bringing the total number of available spaces to more than 1,650; and
- Construction will begin on approximately 130 new parking spaces at the Square One Bus Terminal, bringing the total number of available parking spaces to more than 330.
“Increased train services on the Milton GO train line means improved service delivery at each Mississauga station including Lisgar, Meadowvale, Streetsville, Erindale, Cooksville and Dixie,” Mayor Crombie said. “This is tremendous news for students either starting or returning to university and college for the new school year beginning in September,” Mayor Crombie added.
Also in attendance at the announcement were Bruce McCuaig, Metrolinx President and CEO, and Mississauga-Streetsville MPP Bob Delaney.
In March Minister Del Duca announced that Metrolinx completed improvements to the Square One Bus Terminal – the second busiest terminal in the GO Bus network. The upgraded terminal features a new station building to better serve customers and meet growing demand. The building includes three GO service windows, accessible public washrooms and a climate-controlled waiting area.
Mayor Crombie met with Minister Del Duca during, and other provincial cabinet ministers, during the 2016 Association of Municipalities of Canada. Mayor Crombie raised the importance of including all-day, two-way GO Train service to the Milton and Kitchener GO Train lines, with the Missing Link Plan.
“In Mississauga, we cannot speak about regionally-integrated transit without discussing the Hurontario LRT,” Mayor Crombie said. “A year ago, Minister Del Duca came to Mississauga and announced that the Hurontario LRT would receive full funding amounting to $1.6 billion dollars. It is the single largest infrastructure investment in Mississauga’s history.”
Mayor Crombie concluded “I applaud the Wynne government and Metrolinx for their commitment to ensure Ontario’s third largest city, Mississauga, receives important infrastructure investments and is at the heart of a plan to build an extensive regionally-integrated transit network that gets people moving and grows our economy.”