Jun 9, 2009

Mississauga Transit feels the pinch

The ridership counts on Mississauga Transit are down by about 6% . Routes servicing industrial areas have seen counts drop by 25%. The recession is taking part of the blame for the lower performance.

Meanwhile, in Toronto the TTC has seen an increase of 3% overall in the number of passengers carried. It is suggested that a fare increase freeze and and service expansion have made the difference.

A similar thing in the 1990’s recession occurred in Pickering. The Route 1 Industrial, used to carry standing loads of people heading to work. Thanks to the recession rider counts fell off and to this day they have never recovered.

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Related Link: Mississauga gets off the bus

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