Public Transit

Transit can be an affordable and convenient commuting alternative. When a need for additional transit routes or increased frequency is identified, often through a survey of employee commuting patterns, Smart Commute can assist by working with transit agencies to discuss opportunities to improve services.

There are many transit options available to commuters within the Pearson Airport Area.


Presto-final

 

Earn free trips on MiWay for your loyalty! Pay for 12 MiWay fares during any one-week (Monday to Sunday) using your PRESTO card and then ride free on MiWay for the remainder of that week! PRESTO cardholders are automatically enrolled in MiWay’s PRESTO loyalty program.PRESTO is a GTA-wide, electronic fare card for public transit and is available on all MiWay buses. You can load money onto the card and tap it onto a fare card reader at a transit station or on a bus to pay a fare.

  • Transferring between MiWay and GO Transit? Use PRESTO to ride MiWay for less!
  • Pay only 80 cents to ride MiWay when transferring between MiWay and GO Transit.
  • PRESTO cardholders will automatically receive the co-fare discount when transferring between MiWay and GO Transit within the two-hour transfer window.

Learn more about PRESTO at miway.ca/presto


MiWay

 

MiWay busMiWay is committed to providing customer-driven, quality transit services to the travelling public in a safe, reliable, clean and cost-effective manner.

To plan your trip and to view routes & schedules visit www.miway.ca

  • On the go? Get scheduled departure times on your mobile device using the MiWay mobile site
  • Interested in taking transit to Canada’s Wonderland this summer? Visit GoTransit.com for more information.
  • Accessible Services. All MiWay buses are accessible. They are low floor, kneeling buses equipped with ramps that allow passengers to board and exit the bus with ease. Each bus also has two wheelchair/scooter securement areas located at the front of the bus. Learn more about MiWay’s accessible buses and features.

Mississauga-TransitWay

 

The Mississauga Transitway, a dedicated transit corridor running parallel to highway 403 and north of Eastgate Parkway, will provide east-west bus service supporting thousands of riders per day. The Transitway will offer a more reliable service by allowing buses to bypass congestion as they travel on a dedicated corridor – helping you get where you need to go faster.

When fully complete, the 18 kilometre Transitway will have 12 stations beginning at Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west and ending at Renforth Drive in the east. Once operational, the Mississauga Transitway will complement and connect with local bus service (MiWay), regional transit service (GO Transit) and the TTC, and link employment centres across Mississauga.

The first four stations at Central Parkway, Cawthra Road, Tomken Road and Dixie Road will be operational in the fall of 2014. MiWay will transition existing routes onto the Transitway and provide east-west service and north-south connections between City Centre Transit Terminal and Dixie Road.

For further information about the Mississauga Transitway visit miway.ca/transitway


Riding-the-TTC

 

TTC BusThe TTC has a grid network of: four subway lines; 11 streetcar routes; and more than 140 bus routes.

The TTC carries approximately 500 million customers per year or about 1.6 million passengers on a typical weekday. Its ridership accounts for more than 80% of all transit ridership in the Greater Toronto Area. The TTC uses a very simple and extremely successful fare system with a flat-fare structure, allowing customers to travel an unlimited distance per trip for one price.

The TTC also operates 13 bus routes into neighbouring municipalities adjacent to the City of Toronto including the City of Mississauga. Neighbouring transit agencies also operate more than 30 bus routes which connect directly with the TTC subway system or other surface routes. There are also transfer opportunities between several TTC services and the GO Transit commuter rail services.

To learn more about taking the TTC or to view TTC schedules, routes, and maps click here.


Go-Transit
GO transit busGo busVisit GO Transit website for information about train and GO Bus services.

Did you know?
GO riders with valid tickets or passes pay 80 cents exact cash per ride to travel on MiWay to and from Long Branch, Port Credit, Clarkson, Dixie, Cooksville, Erindale, Streetsville, Meadowvale, Lisgar, and Malton GO Stations. Show your valid GO ticket or pass to the bus driver to receive the discounted fare. Fare integration does not apply at Square One.

Co-fare discounts with PRESTO
PRESTO will calculate and deduct the co-fare discount for your local transit trip to or from a PRESTO activated GO Train station. The local transit system must also be PRESTO active to receive the co-fare discount when travelling with your PRESTO card. Transfers between GO Transit and other participating systems must occur within 2 1/2 hours.

Click here for more information on PRESTO.


GTA-Weekly-Pass

 

The GTA Weekly Pass is an affordable solution for those who travel on multiple transit systems on a regular basis. The GTA Weekly pass provides unlimited travel within the GTA on these transit systems: MiWay, TTC, Brampton Transit and York Region Transit for $55.00.


haveyoutravelled

 

The Airport LINK train opened on July 6, 2006. The link is a free shuttle service connecting Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and the reduced rate parking area. The LINK Train offers free transportation between Terminal 1, Terminal 3, the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, the Reduced Rate Parking Lot at Viscount Station, and the employee parking lot. The train runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is wheelchair accessible.

The LINK train runs on an electric guide-way and replaces fossil fuel burning buses for inter-terminal transportation. At peak capacity the LINK train can shuttle up to 2,150 passengers per hour in each direction and takes approximately three and a half minutes to travel from the Viscount Station to Terminal 1, including a scheduled stop at Terminal 3. The Terminal 3 station has been designed to accommodate a downtown rail link, providing a convenient transfer to downtown Toronto from the LINK train.

For more information about the LINK train visit the Greater Toronto Airport Authority website.

 


Public-Transit-Tax

 

Wondering if you’re eligible for a Public Transit Tax Credit?
Check out this helpful video by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNrGtERyVy8


ERH

 

Smart Commute is bringing you an easier way to get home in the event of an unplanned emergency! Emergency Ride Home Program claim forms are now available online at www.emergency.smartcommute.ca. Expenses, once approved by Smart Commute, will be reimbursed up to $75 per trip.

For more information on the Emergency Ride Home Program and how to submit a claim, please click here.