The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (DSBRT) project proposes approximately 36 kilometers of bus rapid transit infrastructure along Highway 2 and Ellesmere Road connecting Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough.
Once completed, the project will allow for seamless connections with local transit networks and will provide the residents of Durham Region and the City of Toronto with more flexibility and choice to get where they need to go, faster and more reliably.
It would provide:
- Frequent 15-minute or better service, all day, seven days a week, with a bus every five minutes or less during rush hours, meaning freedom from looking at a schedule.
- Dedicated bus lanes and signal priority measures.
- 10 to 20 minute time savings for transit trips along the corridor, and; Efficient transfers between routes, enabling a traveller to get anywhere in the GTHA easily and reliably.
Frequently Asked Questions
The planning and preliminary design for the Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project is proceeding. The project team is busy completing technical studies to determine potential impacts and propose mitigation measures.
Public Information Centre #3 started November 16, 2020 and provided an opportunity for everyone to review and comment on the preliminary design and the results of the available technical studies.
Next steps for project
- The Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP), for the DSBRT project was completed on January 20, 2022 and a Notice of Completion was issued.
- The Environmental Project Report (EPR) for the DSBRT project was made available for a 30-day public review period that started on January 21, 2022 per the Transit Project Assessment Process. Following the 30-day review period, the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks had 35 days to review the EPR in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08.
- The preliminary design plans for the DSBRT project have been refined based on public feedback and the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC) is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
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