The first stations to open will be Dixie, Tomken, Cawthra, and Central Parkway. These stations will be serviced by express routes in and out of a revamped terminal at Square One. From each station, commuters will be able to connect with a full range of routes.
All four stations will offer accessible access, Wi-Fi, and heated waiting areas. All stations will also offer “kiss and ride” areas. However, parking will only be available at Dixie and Cawthra. Dixie will have 170 spaces and at Cawthra 60 will be provided. While the BRT is scheduled to open the first four stations this year, Rockwood residents can look forward to ongoing construction along Eastgate Parkway and Eglinton for another two years when Tahoe, Etobicoke Creek, Spectrum, and Orbitor are scheduled to open. When complete, the 18-kilometre transitway will have twelve stations beginning at Winston Churchill Boulevard in the west and ending at Renforth Drive in the east. Construction of the Mississauga Transitway is being funded by the Federal and Provincial Governments, Metrolinx, and the City of Mississauga. The transitway is a key component of Ontario’s Smart Growth Program for development of the Greater Toronto Area, and will connect to a 100 km wide initiative that will create a dedicated bus corridor from Oakville to Pickering.
*Please note this article was originally published in the Spring 2014 edition of The Rockwood Times.