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For Immediate Release:
June 23, 2010
 
 

Mayfield/Highway 50 Commuter Parking Lot to Open June 28

BRAMPTON, ON. (June 23, 2010) – The long awaited Mayfield/Highway 50 Commuter Parking Lot will open for service on Monday, June 28. The commuter parking facility is located on the southwest corner and includes over 200 parking spaces. GO Transit bus service will commence at this site for commuters who wish to park and use the bus. The GO service is part of the Bolton GO Bus travelling to Malton GO Station, with connections to Toronto’s Union Station.  

“This highly anticipated commuter lot is an excellent example of successful collaboration between the Region, Brampton, Caledon and the various transit authorities that provided input to work towards a common goal of sustainable transportation,” said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. “The Mayfield commuter lot will offer residents an additional travel option that helps reduce the number of cars on the road, minimize fuel consumption and emissions, and makes it more convenient to take GO Transit.”

The Region foresees the Mayfield/Highway 50 Commuter Parking Lot to be a good transit connection point for additional future transit services with the anticipated long-term interconnected arterial and highway networks between Peel Region and York Region. This includes the potential Highway 427 extension. The facility is an excellent opportunity to develop partnerships with transit authorities to develop an integrated transportation and transit system.

“Carpool lots at major GO Bus stops make it easier for customers to use our service. This is another option for customers travelling from Caledon and Brampton to downtown Toronto,” said Gary McNeil, GO Transit's Managing Director. “We are pleased to work with the Region of Peel to provide safe and convenient alternatives to driving.”

The Mayfield/Highway 50 Commuter Parking Lot will be serviced by GO Transit’s Bolton-Highway 50 GO Bus line. There will be 13 combined trips a day that stop at this site, with southbound trips terminating at Malton GO Station, with connections to Toronto’s Union Station. For information on the Bolton-Highway 50 line, visit GO Transit to download a schedule: gotransit.com (schedule name: Bolton - Hwy. 50 GO Bus)

"The Mayfield lot provides a convenient location for residents to take advantage of carpooling rather than driving alone," said Caledon’s Mayor Marolyn Morrison. "The commuter lot combined with GO service offers a practical solution for Caledon residents and will make commuting less stressful, less costly and help reduce the environmental impact."

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon.
For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.ca.

NOTE: Media desiring a photo opportunity with representatives from the Region, GO Transit, Town of Caledon and City of Brampton should contact Ken Chiu to arrange scheduling and staging.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Ken Chiu
Public Affairs
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4667
Ken.Chiu@peelregion.ca

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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