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More funding for Durham – Scarborough BRT

What We’re Doing

The second segment of Durham Region Transit (DRT) bus-only lanes have opened.

Funding has been announced for the next phase of work for the proposed Durham-Scarborough bus rapid transit (BRT) to advance planning, design and engineering work for the proposed BRT route between Oshawa and Scarborough. The proposed 36 km BRT route along Highway 2 would provide direct, seamless and convenient transit service between downtown Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, and Pickering and the Scarborough Town Centre.

Why We’re Doing It

Durham Region is growing and the population is projected to grow by more than 50 per cent by 2031.

Metrolinx is investing in Durham Region to improve access to transit and help create an integrated transportation system for all in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

Project Status

The newly opened bus-only and on-road bike lanes run along Regional Highway 2 for 900 metres from west of Liverpool Road to Glenanna Road, in the City of Pickering.

Current construction runs along Highway 2 with bus-only lanes and signal priority for buses at key intersections and is expected to be completed by 2018.

The next phase of the project to advance the planning, design and engineering of the Durham-Scarborough BRT will begin in 2016 and is expected to take up to 3 years to complete.

Quick Facts

  • Project Cost: $10 million for planning and design work
  • Location: Durham-Scarborough
  • Timing: expected completion for bus-only lanes is 2018. The next phase of planning, design and engineering is expected to be completed by 2019.
  • Stations: locations are yet to be determined but the BRT will serve major centres including Downtown Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough Town Centre
  • Funding Source: Province of Ontario

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97 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E6
Phone: 416-874-5900