For Immediate Release

March 11th, 2016 

Statement on Erin Mills Mississauga Transitway Bus Terminal

The following is a statement by Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie regarding the Erin Mills Mississauga Transitway Bus Terminal:

“In response to concerns raised by City Council, Metrolinx has shown that it understands these urgent resident concerns regarding the construction and operations of the Erin Mills Mississauga Transitway Bus Terminal.

“Senior staff from the City of Mississauga and Metrolinx have been onsite, reviewing the ongoing situation.

“My office and the City of Mississauga are working closely with Metrolinx to address these challenges which will allow us to better move ahead with building this important east-west public transit express route.

“I want to acknowledge Metrolinx for committing to host an upcoming community meeting to engage people and receive feedback. We all want the neighbourhood residents to be part of the process and solution.

“The City of Mississauga is committed to partnering with Metrolinx and the provincial government to break gridlock and strengthen our economy, by building regionally-integrated transit with initiatives like the Mississauga Transitway and the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) – the largest infrastructure investment in Mississauga history.

“The Hurontario LRT will connect GO Train Stations from Port Credit to Cooksville. It will run through City Centre and unleash the potential of our downtown core, allowing us to more aggressively get on with our Downtown 21, plan.

“The LRT will be linked to our MiWay Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System. When fully complete in 2017, Mississauga’s BRT express route will make it easier for people to get to work, school and across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

“Our efforts to build a complete city – a place where people can raise a family, go to school, find a good-paying job and enjoy an unrivalled quality of life – would not be possible without our partnerships with the Wynne government and Metrolinx.”