The Big Move - First Wave Projects

Aug. 17, 2016

First Wave Projects

 

Some of the First Wave projects are already operating (UP Express, Mississauga Transitway, some GO improvements, parts of VIVA, parts of Union Station) - To date, operating costs have been covered from general revenues by government, which is either the province or the municipality - Rehabilitation costs to date are minimal - Move the GTHA

Aug. 17, 2016

A Highway 403 BRT project

The Mississauga Transitway is an 18-kilometre east-west busway that runs across Mississauga - Both MiWay and GO Transit operate buses along the bus way, which connects Winston Churchill in the west to Renforth Drive in the east - Twelve stations serve the BRT and provide key connection points between other routes and systems

The eastern part of the corridor [the first four stations (Central Parkway, Cawthra Road, Tomken Road and Dixie Road] opened in late 2013 - Construction of the remaining segments were completed in late 2015

The Mississauga Transitway was an investment of $259 million - The federal government contributed $83 million through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund - The City of Mississauga contributed $63 million - The Province of Ontario provided $65 million to support the project, and contributed another $48 million in GO Transit investments

 - Metrolinx

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UP Express operates on a 25-kilometre rail route - Twenty-two kilometres of the route share Metrolinx’s upgraded Kitchener GO railway corridor - A new rail spur connected the Kitchener line to Toronto Pearson Airport Terminal 1 - Trains depart Union Station and Toronto Pearson every 15 minutes and make stops at Bloor and Weston GO stations

A rail link between Union Station and Pearson International Airport

The service addresses a significant gap in airport-to-downtown travel in Toronto - Each year, more than five million cars travel between the airport and downtown, with this number expected to grow to nine million by 2020 - This service is expected to remove 1.2 million car trips in its first year of operation alone

Upgrades to GO’s Kitchener rail line and the connecting rail spur into Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson were completed in 2015

The UP Express was funded with a full commitment from the Government of Ontario - The total cost for the project was $456 million

-        Metrolinx

Aug. 17, 2016