5.0
LOOKING FORWARD

5.4
LONGER-TERM PROJECTS

The first comprehensive review of the RTP will examine the results achieved in the early years of the plan’s implementation, and the latest information on environmental, social and economic trends. As part of this review, specific projects and actions for beyond the 25-year time horizon of the current RTP will be identified. Some of these projects may also be recommended for earlier implementation as a result of this analysis. Priority projects for analysis include (from west to east):

  • additional rapid transit service in Hamilton along the Centennial Road/Rymal Road corridors;
  • extension of the Dundas Street rapid transit corridor to Waterdown, with a connection between Waterdown and Downtown Hamilton;
  • a direct Express Rail link between Mississauga City Centre and Union Station via Cooksville;
  • new rapid transit service in York Region along Major Mackenzie Drive, with additional northsouth connections to the Highway 7 corridor;
  • additional capacity along the Yonge subway line or in the Richmond Hill Express Rail corridor to provide relief to the Yonge subway;
  • new rapid transit service in Durham Region if necessary, should the federal government proceed with the proposed Pickering airport;
  • extension of the Highway 2 rapid transit corridor to Bowmanville and Newcastle;
  • additional rapid transit in a dedicated transit facility along the east and west portions of Highway 407;
  • east-west Express Rail connecting Oakville, Mississauga, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham and Pickering;
  • new highway capacity in the region, particularly for goods movement; and
  • extension of all-day two-way regional rail service to additional communities.

In undertaking their growth planning and land use planning, municipalities should give consideration to the future importance of these corridors as part of the long-term regional transportation system.

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