Costs and benefits being assessed for bus corridor on Dundas in Mississauga
Metrolinx recently reported that an initial business case has been presented to assess the benefits, costs, and impacts of building a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on the Dundas Corridor — a 40 km section of Dundas Street between Toronto’s Kipling Subway Station and Waterdown, Hamilton.
The city announced earlier this year that it entered into an agreement with Metrolinx for the Preliminary Design and Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP) for the Dundas BRT, which would reportedly provide more reliable and seamless bus service to residents.
The City’s Rapid Transit Office has been working with Metrolinx project planning staff and 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.”
“By 2041, six per cent of all employment in the GTHA and eight per cent of the region's total population will be living along the Dundas Corridor. It will also contain nine per cent of all population growth and six per cent of employment growth across the GTHA,” Metrolinx said in a recent statement.
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“The Dundas BRT will address existing and future challenges in the transit network and ultimately support community integration and improve the quality of life of those living and working along the corridor.”
Metrolinx says it’s working with partners in Brampton and Mississauga on the planning and design of the BRT, and plans to engage with residents living, working and travelling along the corridor to get their input during the planning process.
The full initial business case can be read here.
What do you think of the current plans for the Dundas BRT?
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