York Viva Bus Rapid Transit (vivaNext)

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Ranking for 2012: 24

Industry Sector: Transit

Specific Sector: BRT

Range: $1 billion - $5 billion

Project Value: $1,500,000,000

Federal: $85 million

Provincial: Capital allotment to Metrolinx, 
the regional transportation authority: $1.23 billion

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Public

Location: York Region, Ontario

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2020

LEED: N/A


Once completed, vivaNext Rapidways will be more than 35 km of dedicated bus lanes in the centre of the road that will allow rapid transit buses to provide more reliable and frequent service to York Region residents. The service will be available on two significant corridors, east-west along Highway 7 and north-south along Yonge Street with another small east-west route along Davis Drive in Newmarket. The Davis Drive segment was officially opened in October 2016. Substantial completion is expected in 2020.


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