Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in modern public transit infrastructure for residents of Mississauga

Backgrounder

Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in modern public transit infrastructure for residents of Mississauga

Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support 12 public transit projects in the City of Mississauga. These investments will support more accessible and sustainable public transit for communities.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $62 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The Government of Ontario is providing over $51.5 million, while the City of Mississauga is contributing more than $44.5 million in total toward these projects*.

Project Information:

Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Municipal Funding

Construction of a New Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor along Lakeshore Road in Mississauga

Construction of a dedicated two-way bus rapid transit corridor on Lakeshore Road with three new stations between East Avenue and Deta Road, as well as separated bike lanes and sidewalks. The new bus rapid transit lanes will support a growing population along the Lakeshore Road corridor.

$21,800,000

$18,164,850

$15,535,150

Major Bus Rehabilitations

Replacement of engines, transmissions, and energy storage systems will extend the useful life of the city's bus fleet while improving the quality and safety of the transit system.

$17,640,000

$14,685,300

$11,774,700

Enhanced Stop Amenities for Priority (Express) Bus Corridors

Installation of 88 new transit stop shelters along four Frequent Rapid Transit Network Bus Priority Corridors in Mississauga will improve accessibility and comfort for transit customers. The large transit stop shelters will be fully heated with accessible doors and new digital signage, improving the quality, safety, and accessibility of the public transit system.

$14,720,000

$12,265,440

$9,814,560

Intelligent Transportation System Hardware and Software Upgrade on Transit Buses

Improvements to the transportation system in all transit buses include upgrades to video monitoring, scheduling systems, and scheduling software. These upgrades will improve driver and passenger safety, and convenience.

$3,600,000

$2,999,700

$2,400,300     

Installation of On-Street Bus Shelters

Installation of new bus shelters with lighting throughout the city will improve the quality and safety of the public transit network.

$1,512,000

$1,259,874

$3,528,126

Farebox Refurbishments

The refurbishing of the farebox system in 530 buses will extend their useful life, improving the quality and accessibility of the transit system.

$1,000,000

$666,600

$333,400

Bus Terminal Shelter Enhancements

Installation of large heated bus shelters with digital signage at four MiWay transit terminals located at the Laird/Vega Bus Loop, Meadowvale Town Centre, Erin Mills Town Centre, and Dixie Outlet Mall. The new shelters will improve the quality, safety and accessibility of the public transit system.

$640,000

$533,280

$426,720

Replacement of Bus Stop Markers with New Accessible Design

Replacement of bus stop markers with new markers that have an accessible design, as well as purchase of hardware for digital signs, will improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of the transit system.

$281,600

$234,643

$187,757

Enhanced Safety Partitions on the  Mississauga Transitway

Procurement and installation of new enhanced glass safety partitions at seven stations along the bus rapid transit corridor will improve the safety of the public transit system. 

$280,000

$233,310

$186,690

Transit Terminal Upgrades

The construction of two new accessible passenger pick-up layby's at bus stops, the installation of public facing signage at 17 transit stations and terminals, and the addition of pylon signage at two transit stations will improve the quality and safety of the public transit system.

$280,000

$233,310

$186,690

Purchase of Transit Support Vehicles

Purchase of ten zero-emission battery electric vehicles to replace the city's existing transit-support fleet will reduce emissions and fuel costs.

$160,000

$133,200

$106,800

New and Refurbished Bus Stop Pads

Installation of 126 new bus stop pads and the rehabilitation of 14 existing ones to ensure that they are fully accessible will improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of the public transit system.

$134,400

$111,989

$89,611

*The federal and provincial governments are each contributing the maximum share of eligible costs for these projects, which are 40% and 33.33% respectively as per the requirements of the Canada-Ontario Integrated Bilateral Agreement. Contributions from recipients may include both eligible and ineligible costs. Ineligible costs are expenditures that municipalities have chosen not to request reimbursement for or that cannot be reimbursed (e.g., property purchases, overhead costs). Cost sharing may differ depending on recipient.

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