New projects are coming into Mississauga, and it only means one thing when it comes to a new transit project: “Reduced time and traffic”. Hurontario Light Rail Transit is the new project expected to be completed and functioning by 2022. Everyone is excited about it because it won’t only save time, but also will connect two major cities, Mississauga and Brampton, directly. The Hurontario Light Rail Transit project is part of the Ontario Government's commitment to expand transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The LRT will run along Hurontario Street in Mississauga and Brampton and be fully integrated with municipal transit systems.
The Hurontario Light Rail will cost approximately $1,4 billion, transforming the ways of transportation of all people around Mississauga and Brampton in an efficient and better one due to the fact that it will be located right in the heart of both cities.
This project is being carried out by Metrolinx and will have 18 km of distance from Port Credit GO at Lakeshore to the Brampton Gateway Terminal at Steeles Ave. It will provide 19 different stops across the route, giving connections to different important points like Port Credit and GO stations, as well as Mississauga Transitway and Zum transit lines.
Community and Green Benefits
- Increased reliability and comfort for passengers riding on the LRT system
- Reduced traffic congestion, greenhouse gases and fuel consumption
- Improved quality of life for commuters by reducing daily travel time
- A reduced number of buses travelling along Hurontario Street
Design and construction of the LRT will generate employment opportunities, produce significant benefits for commuters as well as revitalize development along Hurontario Street. Project Updates
Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams that can be in charge of the design, build, finance, operate and maintain the Hurontario Light Rail Transit project. It will provide safety and full constant maintenance for the trains and rails during all seasons; all of it is designed to endure all kinds of extreme weather like snowstorms and wild winds.
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