January 09, 2002
The following elements of the York Region Transportation Master Plan are designated as immediate priorities and focus on achieving rapid transit service in four main corridors:
These initiatives will significantly improve transit service in the busiest corridors and support the further development of the four regional centres identified in the York Region Official Plan. Bus rapid transit or light rail transit must be implemented quickly to achieve the objectives of the master plan.
Regardless of the preferred technology, road widening and reconfiguration will be necessary to accommodate reserved lanes for transit, transit priority at traffic signals and intersection improvements.
Although the emphasis will be on transit, York Region must also widen a number of roads and complete missing links in the road network.
Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region