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Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Transforms Mississauga

Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Transforms Mississauga

Hurontario Light Rail Transit Project Transforms Mississauga
November 24
11:44 2016

Light Rail Transit

As Canada’s sixth largest city, Mississauga is transforming into a vibrant urban and economic centre. At the heart of this evolution is a new transit and infrastructure project.

The City of Mississauga is working with the City of Brampton and Metrolinx on the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (LRT) Project, the largest infrastructure project in the City’s history. It is part of Metrolinx’s regional transportation plan to provide residents and businesses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area with fast, convenient and integrated transit.

The Hurontario LRT Project will grow Mississauga’s economy and provide a new and reliable form of transit, positively changing how the world-class city moves, grows, and thrives. It will create jobs by generating new economic development opportunities.

Mississauga is already an international destination with big city attractions and strong stablished communities, with dynamic and diverse residents, half of whom were born abroad. It is a net importer of jobs – each day, more people come to work here than leave. There are 1,400 multinational firms and over 70 Fortune 500 companies with headquarters or major offices located in Mississauga.

The Hurontario LRT Project will further connect neighbourhoods and employment centres to a regional transit network. This will result in significantly improved transit travel times and a doubling of the corridor’s capacity to move people. This means more walkable and enhanced local communities, and health and environmental benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The new line will bring 20 kilometres of fast, reliable, rapid transit along the Hurontario corridor from the Port Credit GO Station in Mississauga to the Gateway Terminal in Brampton with connections to GO Transit rail lines, Mississauga MiWay, Brampton Züm, and the Mississauga Transitway, connecting to the entire GTHA Regional Transit Network.  The Hurontario LRT Project is funded through a $1.4 billion commitment from the Province of Ontario and is a signature project of the Moving Ontario Forward plan.  Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018, with anticipated completion in 2022.

For more information, go to www.metrolinx.com/HurontarioLRT or follow the project on Twitter @HurontarioLRT.


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