For the City of Mississauga to achieve its strategic vision, we must build a reliable, efficient and sustainable inter-regional transit system. This will help people move in and out of the city and enable us to address our economic losses and create jobs. This is especially important in the coming years.
While we’re continuing to make significant investments in public transit locally, we need additional investments from the provincial (and federal) government to achieve our long-term transit objectives. For this reason, it’s important that the next provincial government is committed to continuing to work with us to build a 21st century multi-modal, regionally-focused transit system.
What we need the next Ontario government to do
Build the downtown loop
In March 2019, the Ontario government announced scope changes to the Hurontario LRT (HuLRT) project by removing the downtown loop. The downtown loop is a critical part of the project that will help Downtown Mississauga to reach its full potential.
Thousands of jobs, businesses and housing units are located along the Hurontario corridor. In addition, Oxford Properties will be building a major mixed-use development in our Downtown Square One District. To connect all these downtown residents and businesses with the rest of Mississauga, we need the downtown loop. Therefore, it’s important that the next provincial government considers the downtown loop a funding priority.
Develop all-day, two-way GO service on the Milton Corridor
The Milton GO Rail Corridor is the second busiest corridor in the GO Transit network. It serves over 20,000 passengers and six stations every day. There are also 77,000 jobs along this corridor in Mississauga. With this in mind, increasing all-day, two-way service on this corridor will enable us to:
- Respond to growing traffic congestion
- Meet the demand for inter-regional transit service
- Support economic development
Despite all these benefits and a commitment for up to 50 per cent of the funding from the federal government, the provincial government has yet to commit an all-day, two-way GO service on the Milton corridor. It’s important that the next provincial government continue discussions and develop a plan for implementing increased passenger service here.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Vote in the provincial election on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
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