York Viva Bus Rapid Transit adds 6 km of New Dedicated Rapidway Completed Along Hwy. 7 Corridor
Oct. 29, 2015 – Markham
Today Ontario, along with Metrolinx and the Regional Municipality of York Region, announced the completion of the York Viva Highway 7 East rapidway project in the City of Markham and Town of Richmond Hill.
The Highway 7 East project, which includes approximately six kilometres of rapidway, was launched in three stages. The first segment from Bayview Avenue in Richmond Hill to Warden Avenue in Markham opened in August 2013. The final segment, along South Town Centre Boulevard, Cedarland Drive and Warden Avenue in the City of Markham opened in January 2015.
The Highway 7 East rapidway project is part of the York Viva bus rapid transit project, which represents a $1.4 billion investment from Ontario. In total, vivaNext rapidways are being built along 34 kilometres of key York Region corridors and will include 38 new vivastations.
Ontario is building safe, reliable infrastructure to help create jobs and ensure a bright future for the province. Between April and September, the province announced support for more than 200 projects that will keep people and goods moving, strengthen the economy, connect communities and improve quality of life. The York Viva Bus Rapid Transit project builds on that progress.
Investing in transit is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people’s talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario’s history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
“The Ontario government is pleased to see our transit investments and the province’s growth plans coming to life in Markham. With continued investments like this, the GTHA will be connected by a transportation infrastructure that is prepared for growth.” Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation.