Mayor Hazel McCallion Appointed to the Board of the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 23 /CNW/ - Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion has
been officially appointed to represent the Region of Peel on the Board of the
Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA). The official announcement was
made today by the Ontario Government's Ministry of Transportation.
    "I am thrilled and honoured to represent the Region of Peel on the Board
of the GTTA," said Mayor McCallion. "Transit is the number one issue of
concern for residents in Brampton and Mississauga. I look forward to working
with Chair Rob MacIsaac and other GTTA Board members to help develop a
long-term, integrated transportation plan which will address these issues and
work toward solutions to easing gridlock."
    The GTTA is responsible for developing an integrated transportation plan
for local transit, GO Transit, and major roads for the GTA and Hamilton. It
will also work toward greater integration of the GO Transit system with local
municipal systems in the GTTA region, including the integration of routes,
fares and schedules. The GTTA will eventually assume responsibility for GO
Transit operations, the coordination of transit vehicle procurement on behalf
of Ontario municipalities, and the GTA Fare Card System.

    Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than
 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state of the art
facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering
quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a
dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality, known for its economic
strength and for being Canada's safest city.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Marie Rochon, Team Leader,
Media, External Communications, City of Mississauga, (905) 615-3200, ext.

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