City, Metrolinx enter into agreement regarding bus corridor on Dundas in Mississauga


The City of Mississauga has announced it has made an agreement with Metrolinx for the Preliminary Design and Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor.

The City's Rapid Transit Office has been working with Metrolinx project planning staff and has released a joint procurement for the Dundas BRT Corridor Preliminary Design and TPAP in late June.

The Dundas BRT corridor was identified as a priority transit project for the City, as well as a priority in Metrolinx's "2041 Regional Transportation Plan."

Additionally, Metrolinx recently completed an initial business case for the Dundas corridor from Kipling Station in the City of Toronto, through the City of Mississauga, Halton Region and the Village of Waterdown in the City of Hamilton.

"The overall work is based on the full Metrolinx corridor," Jerry Che, City of Mississauga Manager of Rapid Transit, said in a news release.

"Both Metrolinx and City teams have worked cooperatively on a cost-sharing agreement and procurement package to advance the Dundas BRT Corridor development, resulting in mutual cost savings for both the City and Metrolinx. The next phase of work for the Dundas Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor will be undertaken in cooperation with Metrolinx to complete the Preliminary Design and Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for the corridor and will include a public engagement plan that adheres to any municipal COVID-19 requirements.  Public engagement for this phase of work is expected in late 2020 or early 2021," he continued.

"The City will cost-share the components and manage the study elements for the Mississauga segment to ensure they satisfy the City's ICIP application requirements and timelines," Che added.  "Based upon negotiations with Metrolinx, the City will be responsible for 21.25 per cent of the overall study costs, which represents approximately half of the costs associated with the Mississauga segment. The procurement process is expected to be completed by the end of the summer."

Cover photo courtesy of @wondersofthecity_ via Instagram

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