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Mississauga Transit, which is Ontario's third largest municipal transit agency, provides transit service to the city of Mississauga, Ontario, which is Canada's sixth largest city. The agency operates as part of the city's Transportation and Works Department, and is funded by both the city and province. Connections are made at or near borders with the TTC, Brampton Transit, York Region Transit and Oakville Transit, as well as with GO Transit at several locations within Mississauga.

Fares Edit

Mississauga Transit collects exact cash fares in its GFI CENTSaBILL fareboxes. Drivers do not make change, and the farebox shows the driver exactly how much money has been put in. Presto readers are installed on an experimental basis exclusively on the E-Z Riders, and are only activated on routes 60, 62, 63 and 64.

Fares effective February 25, 2008

Cash Fare Ticket Weekly Pass Monthly Pass Annual Pass GTA Weekly Pass Notes
Child $2.75 $1.60
  • Grades 1-8
Student $2.75 $2.15 $22.50 $93.00
  • Grades 9-12
  • Full-time university/college students
  • Must show current school I.D.
Adult $2.75 $2.30 $24.00 $99.00 $47.00
Senior $2.75 $1.60 $39.00 $390.00
  • Must use with Mississauga Transit Senior Photo I.D.
  • Mississauga Transit Senior Photo I.D. available for $3.00

Other fares include the $0.60 GO fare, where riders must show a valid 2 or 10 ride or monthly GO ticket, the $23.00 Mississauga Transit sticker for GO monthly passes, and the $6.50 per person or $20.00 per family (1 adult, 3 children or 2 adults, 2 children) route 288 Wonderland Express fare. City Centre Shuttle fare is $1.00, without transfer privileges. Pre-school children, CNIB patrons (with CNIB card) and disabled persons' attendants ride free.

Transfers Edit

All cash and ticket paying passengers receive a transfer on the first bus they board. It is valid on any bus on any route (except route 288) for two hours from the start of the driver's trip on the route. Passengers on the City Centre Shuttle who opt for the $1.00 fare do not receive a transfer.

All buses are equipped with Angletime transfer cutters, that cut transfers in a straight line, across an hour then a fifteen minute interval. The earliest time a transfer can expire is 6:00AM, while the latest transfer that can be cut is for 2:45XM. Drivers receive books of 50 transfers on a pressed cardboard backing. On the back is an information slip used for passenger fare disputes. Transfers show the date in several places, and the week number in the background. All transfers from a given day are exactly the same.

Mississauga Transit accepts transfers from both Oakville Transit and Brampton Transit where they connect. Transfers are accepted from those transit agencies where the routes meet.

History Edit

Fares from February 26, 2007-February 24, 2008

Cash Fare Ticket Weekly Pass Monthly Pass Annual Pass GTA Weekly Pass Notes
Child $2.50 $1.55
  • Grades 1-8
Student $2.50 $2.05 $21.50 $90.00
  • Grades 9-12
  • Full-time university/college students
  • Must show current school I.D.
Adult $2.50 $2.20 $23.00 $96.00 $43.00/$47.00
Senior $2.50 $1.55 $31.00 $312.00
  • Must use with Mississauga Transit Senior Photo I.D.
  • Mississauga Transit Senior Photo I.D. available for $3.00

Also in that time period:

  • GO Fare: $0.55
  • GO Sticker: $22.00
  • Wonderland Single/Family $6.00/$19.00

New transfers began to be used on December 1, 2007, with the week number in red and the day number repeated in large orange type throughout the length of the transfer.

Before November 5, 2007, the GTA weekly pass was $43.00.

People Edit

Directors of Transit Edit

The Director of Transit leads senior managers in operations, maintenance, service development and business development, and reports to the Commissioner of Transportation and Works, who is currently Martin Powell.

Geoff Marinoff Edit

After the retirement of Bill Cunningham in 2007, Marinoff joined Transit from his previous post as Manager of Subway Operations for the TTC. Trained in engineering, he appreciates no-nonsense efficiency, sprouted by his Canadian Forces days. Geoff (pronounced joff) prides himself on the fact that he uses the transit system at least once a week for his commute, and appears to be a fan of the ElDorado E-Z Rider.

Bill Cunningham Edit

After taking over from the retired Ed Dowling in 1997, Cunningham was the Director of Transit until 2007, when he retired. He is now at Brampton Transit.

Ed Dowling Edit

Director from 1974 to 1997, Dowling's father ran Streetsville Coach Lines. By the age of 30, he was the sole employee of Ed Dowling School Bus Lines. Later on, he sold that business and went to work for Charterways Transportation. In March of 1973, he became the manager of the Town of Chinguacousy's transit system, Brampton Transit, then was hired by the Town of Mississauga as a consultant in its transportation study. After the City of Mississauga's incorporation in January of 1974, Dowling was hired and became the Director of Transit. Many regard him as the "Father of Mississauga Transit."

Supervisors Edit

Supervisors are responsible for time checking, passenger disputes and detour creation. They respond, at the demand of Transit Control, to buses with problems on the road. Most supervisors are former operators who have chosen to take on the job, however some are hired from the outside. Operators can try out the supervisor position for six months, at the end of which they must decide if they want to continue as a supervisor, or move back to their operator position. Supervisors may not move back to being operators.

Transit Enforcement Officers Edit

The Transit Enforcement team was launched in September 2007 after an increasing number of operator assaults, and growing paranoia over terrorist activity. Previously, security guards patrolled only the CCTT, however the Officers, who have access to several vehicles to travel around the city, patrol other terminals and ride buses undercover. The officers are part of the city's Corporate Security department.

Facilities Edit

Passenger Facilities Edit

The following are transit facilities served by Mississauga Transit:

Non-Passenger Facilities Edit

Mississauga Transit has Two Garages:

Routes Edit

The following are Mississauga Transit bus routes. The colour behind each route number is the colour used for each route's line on the system map. Routes not shown on the map (288+) are highlighted with regular Mississauga Transit orange.

1 Dundas 3 Bloor 4 Sherway 5 Dixie 6 Woodlands 7 Airport
8 Cawthra 9 Meadowvale 10 Bristol 11 Westwood 12 Rexdale 13 Glen Erin
15 Drew 16 Malton Loop 17 Timberlea 18 Explorer 19 Hurontario 20 Rathburn
22 Finch 23 Lakeshore 25 Traders Loop 26 Burnhamthorpe 27 Matheson 28 Confederation
29 Park Royal 30 Woodbine 31 Folkway-Homelands 32 Lisgar GO 33 Erin Centre Loop 34 Credit Valley
35 Eglinton 36 Colonial 37 Clarkson Shuttle 38 Creditview 39 Britannia 41 Thomas
42 Derry 43 Speakman 44 Mississauga Road 45 Winston Churchill 46 Tenth Line 47 Ridgeway Loop
48 Erin Mills 49 Churchill Meadows 50 Creekbank 51 Tomken 53 Kennedy 57 Courtneypark
59 Infield 60 Meadowvale Shuttle-Crosscurrent 61 Mavis 62 Cooksville Shuttle-Webb 63 Cooksville Shuttle-Kariya 64 Meadowvale Shuttle-Montevideo
65 Barondale 66 McLaughlin 67 Cantay 68 Windsor Hill 70 Keaton 74 City Centre Shuttle
76 Square One-Subway 82 Financial 89 Meadowvale 109 110 University 201 Dundas Express
202 Hurontario Express 230 Sheridan Express 288 Wonderland Express 301 Philip Pocock-Tomken 302 Philip Pocock-Bloor 303 Father Goetz-Square One
304 Father Goetz-Mississauga Valley 305 Streetsville Secondary-Falconer 306 Streetsville-Square One 307 St. Aloysius Gonzaga 308 St. Joseph-Eglinton 309 St. Joseph-Square One
310 Clarkson Secondary 311 John Cabot-Square One 312 Gordon Graydon-Square One 314 Rick Hansen-Donway 315 Rick Hansen-Square One 316 St. Francis Xavier-Square One
317 Clarkson-Erindale Secondary 318 Cawthra Secondary-Square One 321 Stephen Lewis SS 322 St. Joan of Arc SS 328 Cawthra Secondary-Square One 334 St. Joseph-Square One

Fleet Edit

Passenger Edit

File:Mississauga Transit Biodiesel Sticker.JPG

Mississauga Transit currently operates a fleet of approximately 400 buses, consisting of Orion Vs, VIs and VIIs, D40LFs, D40LFRs, D60LFs and D60LFRs from New Flyer, as well as ElDorado E-Z Rider II MAXs. The newest additions to the fleet are the 2008 D40LFRs from New Flyer. All buses are capable of kneeling and all low floor buses are wheelchair accessible, with a hydraulic front door ramp and two wheelchair tie-down positions. Every bus is equipped with air conditioning and passenger operated push bar (1989-2006) or touch bar (2007-present) rear door control. Mississauga Transit is one of the few Canadian transit agencies that plans to purchase and retire buses on a twelve year cycle, unlike the normal 18. Canadian transit agencies receive funding to replace buses every 18 years, however the City of Mississauga has found it more economically feasible to retire buses earlier as opposed to conducting 12 year heavy rebuilds. This practice has helped to keep the fleet's average age down, lower than almost all Canadian transit agencies.

In late October 2007, biodiesel stickers were applied to the rear of buses. Interestingly, the stickers were applied over wraps on wrapped buses. At the same time, the fuel supplier began providing biodiesel for the fleet.

Operating Fleet Edit

Fleet Numbers Thumbnail Year Builder Model Engine Transmission Destination Sign Seating Garage Notes
9105, 9127, 9132, 9134, 9139 128px 1990 Orion 05.501 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif

  • Most units retired 2008
  • 9112 retired November 2006 after a fire
  • 9137-9139 have AllisonHT-748 transmissions
9201, 9208 128px 1992 Orion 05.501 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif

  • Most units retired 2008
  • Formerly CNG buses with L10G/HP500
  • Diesellized in 1997
9304, 9306 128px

1992

Bus Industries of America 05.501 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif

  • Most units retired 2008
9701-9735 128px 1997 Orion 05.501 Detroit DieselS50
275 hp
AllisonWorld B400R
5 speed
LuminatorMega:MAX 45: American SeatingModel 6466 Malton Garage

File:Ea15.gif

  • Rejected by WMATA in Washington, DC
9801-9842 128px 1997 Orion 06.501 Detroit DieselS50
275 hp
AllisonWorld B400R
5 speed
LuminatorMega:MAX 30: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif Wc15

0101-0111, 0113-0114 128px 2001-2002 Orion 07.501 Detroit DieselS50 EGR
275 hp
AllisonWorld B400R
5 speed
LuminatorHorizon 40: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif Wc15

  • 0101 is the first production Orion VII
  • 0101 burnt and rebuilt by MTB
  • 0105 burnt in a fire in July 2008, retired
  • 0112 burnt in July 2006, retired
0151-0160 128px 2001 New Flyer D60LF Detroit DieselS50 EGR
320 hp
AllisonWorld B500R
5 speed
LuminatorHorizon 57: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif Wc15

  • 0151 and 0152 have GPS, AVL, APC and infrared signal priority devices
0301-0344 128px 2003 New Flyer D40LF CumminsISL
280 hp
VoithD864.3E
4 speed]
LuminatorHorizon 37: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif Wc15

  • 0301-0328 have GPS, AVL, APC and infrared signal priority devices
0501-0572 128px 2005 New Flyer D40LF CumminsISL
280 hp
VoithD864.3E
4 speed
LuminatorHorizon 37: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage and Malton Garage

File:Ea15.gif Wc15

  • Have drains in the front and rear sections
0601-0653 128px 2006 New Flyer D40LFR CumminsISL
280 hp
VoithD864.3E
4 speed
LuminatorHorizon 37: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif Wc15

  • 0601-0625 replaced 1989 Orion Vs
  • 0626-0645 replaced 1990 Orion Vs
  • 0646-0653 were expansion buses
  • Have drains in the front and rear sections
0701-0712 128px 2007 ElDorado National E-Z Rider II MAX CumminsISL
250 hp
VoithD864.3E
4 speed
LuminatorHorizon 27: American SeatingMetropolitan Central Parkway Garage File:Ea15.gifWc15
  • Replaced 1997 Orion IIs
  • Arrived August 7-14, 2007
  • New interior scheme
  • Entered service starting September 4, 2007
0721-0735 128px 2007 New Flyer D40LFR CumminsISL
280 hp
VoithD864.3E
4 speed
LuminatorHorizon 37: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage File:Ea15.gifWc15
  • Expansion buses
0801-0844, 0901-0925 128px 2008 New Flyer D40LFR CumminsISL
280 hp
VoithD864.3E
4 speed
LuminatorHorizon 37: American SeatingInSight Central Parkway Garage File:Ea15.gifWc15
0851-0885 128px 2008 New Flyer D60LFR CumminsISM
330 hp
AllisonB500R
6 speed
LuminatorHorizon 57:USSCAries Central Parkway Garage and Malton Garage File:Ea15.gifWc15

Future Fleet Edit

Buses for 2008-2009 have been tendered for in a single, two year group. The following will be replaced in that period:

Expansion buses will arrive as follows:

  • 8 40' Growth buses for 2008
  • 7 40' buses for 2008 Growth Strategy
  • 8 40' Growth buses for 2009
  • 7 40' buses for 2009 Growth Strategy

For the supply and delivery of 68 40' diesel buses, the following bids were placed:

New Flyer Orion NovaBus
Carbon $28,253,299.60

$415,489.70

$28,510,329.00

$419,269.55

$32,915,336.08

$484,049.06

Stainless Steel No Bid $28,894,529.00

$424,919.55

$32,915,336.08

$484,049.06

The April 2008 edition of Inside Transit states that 69 D40LFRs will be delivered between June and October of 2008. It is inferred that the 69th bus is from insurance money received due to the fire of 9112 in November 2007. A document posted at the June 2008 Transit Body Shop open house, however, noted that 84 40' buses would be arriving.

A tender for 24 30' buses in 2008-2009 was issued in January 2008, and City View Bus Sales, the Canadian distributor of Eldorado National E-Z Rider II MAXs was the only bidder. The April 2008 edition of Inside Transit forecasts the delivery of 12 E-Z Riders in December 2008, with the next 12 delivered in September 2009. They will allow for the development of a network of community and feeder routes, as well as fuel savings on routes with lower ridership.

A Metrolinx document from November 2007 states that 22 hybrid buses will arrive at Mississauga Transit in 2008-2009. Based on the reported cost (approximately $24,000,000), and the cost of a single New Flyer DE60LFR (just over $1,000,000), it is expected they will be the buses ordered.

Former Fleet Edit

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Date Built Date Retired Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination Sign Seating Notes
2001-2003 128px 1968 GMC TDH-3502Old Look
  • ex-Charterways 761-763, acquired 1973
  • Serials 0109, 0108, 0107
2004 128px 1968 GMDD TDH-5303
2005-2009 1971 GMDD T6H-5305
2010-2014 128px December 1974 GMC T6H-4523N
  • Rejected by Hamel Coach Corp of New Jersey
  • U.S built
  • Serials 1115-1119
2015-2020 128px 1970 GMC TDH-3301
2021 128px 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N
  • First new 40 foot bus in the fleet
2022-2027 128px December 1974 GMC T6H-4523A
  • Rejected by Sioux City Bus Lines of South Dakota
  • U.S built
  • Serials 0945-0948,0950,0952
2028 Ford Thomas Built BusesSchool Bus
2029-2037 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N 49: Dark green benches
  • 2029 remained on the property until early 2007, after it was damaged in 2006 and scrapped
2038-2049 1974 GMDD T6H-5307N
2050-2069 1976 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel6V71N
181 hp
AllisonV730
3 speed
Rollsign
2070-2081 1976 Flyer D800A Detroit Diesel6V71N
181 hp
AllisonV730
3 speed
Rollsign
  • Serials 0987-0998
2082-2087:2 128px 1978 Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel6V53T
185 hp
AllisonMT-643
4 speed
Rollsign
2084-2098:1 128px 1956-1958 GMC TDH-4512Old Look
  • ex-TTC, acquired 1974
2101-2120 1977 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel6V71N
181 hp
AllisonV730
3 speed
LuminatorMAX
2121-2144 128px 1978 Flyer D800B Detroit Diesel6V71N
181 hp
AllisonV730
3 speed
LuminatorMAX
  • 2139 remained on the property until December 2007, when it was disposed of
  • Serials 1345-1368
2145-2165 128px 1980 1998 Flyer D900 Detroit Diesel6V71N
181 hp
AllisonV730
3 speed
LuminatorMAX American SeatingModel 6468
  • Several units went to MTB, others still not scrapped by 2008
  • One of 2161-2162 or 2164-2165 used in Moist's "Underground" music video
  • Serials 1884-1904
3001-3005 128px Ford B700 School Bus Chassis Route cards
  • Thomas Conventional body
  • Spent lives at Malton
3006-3022 128px Rek-Vee Industries Club Car Deutz 6 cylinder air-cooled AllisonAT-540
4 speed
Route cards
  • All but one retired by 1988, which was used to promote transit to children
5001-5038 1982 1997 GMDD TA60-102N Detroit Diesel6V71N
235 hp
AllisonV735
3 speed
LuminatorMAX
  • 5015-5026 ex-TTC, acquired 1986
  • 5027-5038 ex-OC Transpo, acquired 1986
  • 5034 remained on the property until 2000, when the bus was driven to Regional Transit Service in Riverside, CA where it is now preserved as a movie bus
  • Replaced by 1997 D60LFs.
  • 5009 leased to Transit Windsor dring June 1983.
8401-8415 1983 2003 Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel6V71N
181 hp
AllisonHT-740
4 speed]]
LuminatorMAX American SeatingModel 6468
  • 35 Feet
  • Delivered with Allison MT644
8501 1985 2003 Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel6V71N
181 hp
Allison HT-747
4 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468
8601-8609 1986 2003-2005 Orion 01.508 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468
8610 1984 2003 Orion 01.508 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468
  • ex-Orion demo, acquired 1987
  • First bus in the fleet with tinted windows
8801-8825 128px 1988 2005 Orion 01.508 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468
8901-8925 128px 1989 2006 Orion 05.501 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468

File:Ea15.gif

1-4 1989 Orion 02.502
9001-9020 128px 1990 2006 Orion 05.501 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed]]
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468

File:Ea15.gif

9101-9104, 9106-9126, 9128-9131, 9133, 9135-9138, 9140 128px 1990 Orion 05.501 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif

  • Most units retired
  • 9112 retired November 2006 after a fire
  • 9137-9139 have AllisonHT-748 transmissions
9202-9207, 9209-9210 128px 1992 Orion 05.501 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif

  • Most units retired
  • Formerly CNG buses with L10G/HP500
  • Diesellized in 1997
9301-9303, 9305, 9307, 9309-9312 128px 1993 Orion 05.501 CumminsL10
240 hp
VoithD863.3
3 speed
LuminatorMAX 45: American SeatingModel 6468 Central Parkway Garage

File:Ea15.gif

  • Most units retired
9350-9370 128px 1993 2005 New Flyer D60 Detroit Diesel6V92TA
300 hp
ZF4HP500
4 speed
LuminatorMega:MAX American SeatingModel 6468 9370 Leased to Transit Windsor during June 1995
9736-9747 128px 1997 2006-2007 Orion 02.501 CumminsB5.9
175 hp
AllisonAT-545
4 speed]]
LuminatorMega:MAX 20: American SeatingModel 6468
9751-9785 128px 1997 2008 New Flyer D60LF Detroit DieselS50
320 hp
AllisonWorld B500R
5 speed
LuminatorMega:MAX 54: American SeatingModel 6468 File:Ea15.gifWc15
  • Retired January-May 2008, except 9752 which retired June 27, 2008
  • Replaced by D60LFRs0851-0885
0105, 0112 128px 2001-2002 Orion 07.501 Detroit DieselS50 EGR
275 hp
AllisonWorld B400R
5 speed
LuminatorHorizon 40: American SeatingModel 6468

File:Ea15.gif Wc15

  • 0105 burnt July 2008, retired
  • 0112 burnt July 2006, retired

Non-Passenger Edit

See: Mississauga Transit non-service fleet

External Links Edit

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