City of Mississauga Bus Rapid Transit Project: Construction Begins
On Aug 17 2010, construction for the City of Mississauga’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project was marked at an event attended by Mayor Hazel McCallion, Members of Council, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Bob Dechert, Member of Parliament for Mississauga Erindale, Harinder Takhar, Member of Provincial Parliament and Minister of Government Services for the Province of Ontario and Rob Pritchard, CEO of Metrolinx.
“This transit project is unprecedented and the largest the City has undertaken in its history,” said Mayor Hazel McCallion. “It represents the future of Mississauga and our Council’s commitment to develop transit. BRT Mississauga will give people more and better transit options and help support continued growth.” The City of Mississauga is constructing BRT Project infrastructure in the City Centre as well as the busway corridor and stations from Hurontario Street to Renforth Station. GO, a Division of Metrolinx, is constructing the busway and stations from Winston Churchill Boulevard to Erin Mills Parkway in Churchill Meadows. Construction will continue over the next few years with completion expected in 2013.
“Construction is already underway on the BRT Mississauga with utility relocations in advance of the main construction contracts,” said Geoff Wright, Director, Transportation Project Office. “The project involved public consultation on aspects of service delivery and station design to help us make the BRT as effective as possible. When completed, the busway will allow riders to connect with a variety of routes and services and will operate faster and more reliably than buses operating in mixed traffic.”
Mississauga’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT Mississauga)
The City of Mississauga, in partnership with GO Transit, is constructing a new busway which will run along the Highway 403, Eastgate Parkway and Eglinton Avenue corridors. Mississauga Transit and GO Transit buses will have exclusive use of this busway to help move thousands of riders quickly and efficiently through Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). The BRT Project is funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of Ontario, GO Transit and the City of Mississauga through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund.
BRT Mississauga- A good news for Mississaugans
Mississauga residents will benefit from BRT, Square One is a major public transit hub. It is good to see that work is slated to complete in 2013. Not only BRT provides easy access to other parts of GTA, saves commuters time but will also help in making Downtown Mississauga area properties for valuable.