The City of Mississauga will receive $113.5 million in federal and provincial funding for transit infrastructure through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). The City of Mississauga will also contribute $44.5 million to support more accessible and sustainable public transit for communities throughout Mississauga.
“I’m delighted with today’s announcement. It demonstrates that both the federal and provincial government understand the pressing need to invest in Mississauga’s public transit infrastructure as the city continues to grow,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
“The investment will help us improve passenger safety and build a more reliable transit system,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
The more than $158 million in total funding will support projects including the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lanes along Lakeshore Rd., new bus shelters, improved signage and technology and rehabilitation for the current fleet of diesel and diesel-hybrid buses.”
|Public Transit Stream Projects||Cost|
|Construction of a New Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridor along Lakeshore Road
|Major Bus Rehabilitations
|Enhanced Stop Amenities for Priority (Express) Bus Corridors
|Intelligent Transportation System Hardware and Software Upgrade on Buses
|Installation of On-Street Bus Shelters
|New and refurbished bus stop pads
|Bus Terminal Shelter Enhancements
“Mississauga responded quickly to the ICIP funding opportunity and put forward a list of projects for Council’s consideration,” said Paul Mitcham, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer.
“With this investment, we’ll be able to build sustainable infrastructure for our transit system and help stimulate our local economy by connecting people through reliable transit.”
To date, the federal government has announced $33 billion through the ICIP to cost-share projects under the following streams:
- Public Transit
- Community, Culture and Recreation
- Green Infrastructure
- Rural and Northern Communities
- COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure