Aug. 17, 2016

Durham-Scarborough BRT

Bus rapid transit along Highway 2 from downtown Oshawa to Scarborough

The proposed 36-kilometre Durham-Scarborough BRT will improve transportation by attracting more transit passengers and reducing traffic congestion on this important corridor between Scarborough and Oshawa. In addition to serving one of Durham’s busiest corridors – Highway 2 – it will also provide for a regional connection with Ellesmere Road in Scarborough, and important access to both Scarborough Town Centre and the Scarborough RT

This project is intended as an evolutionary improvement upon the Durham Region Transit (DRT) Pulse service introduced in June 2013, which currently operates between Oshawa and the University of Toronto Scarborough campus - The proposed enhancements will improve service speed and quality, and are currently in the planning phase

In 2008, the Province provided $82.3 million to expand the region’s bus fleet and pay for improvements to bus service and infrastructure in order to launch DRT Pulse - The full BRT project is anticipated to cost approximately $500 million, which is not currently Committed

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