York Viva Bus Rapid Transit (vivaNext)

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Ranking for 2017: 30

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


Once completed, vivaNext Rapidways will be more than 35 kilometres 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 residents. This new bus rapid transit 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. Flexibility is being built into the design for potential future expansion through Markham Centre. Substantial completion is expected in 2020.

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