UTM students will soon be asked to provide MiWay with information detailing their transit patterns to be used to improve Mississauga’s transit connection to UTM.

At UTMSU’s third commission meeting last Tuesday, UTMSU VP internal and services Francesco Otello-DeLuca informed the commission of a meeting the union had with personnel from MiWay. At the meeting, it was decided that a student survey would be developed for UTM students to collect information as to which routes students are taking to get to and from the campus, the time it takes for them to get to UTM, and where they are commuting from.

Expected to launch the week of November 9, the survey will be distributed by MiWay and UTMSU volunteers around campus, who will aim to have between 2,500 and 5,000 students complete the questionnaire. Data collected will be used by MiWay to better schedule bus timings and routes coming to UTM.

According to Otello-DeLuca, MiWay also discussed the idea of possibly connecting the MiWay U-Pass with Brampton transit, an idea MiWay would be willing to explore following the results of the survey.