November 21, 2008
Media Release

York Region invites public to Highway 7 rapidway open house


NEWMARKET The public is encouraged to join representatives of The Regional Municipality of York and York Region Rapid Transit to view details of the proposed Highway 7 rapidway, stretching from Yonge Street to Kennedy Road.
 
The Highway 7 rapidway will provide Viva vehicles with a transit-only centre lane to move effortlessly past congested traffic and connect to the proposed Yonge subway extension at Richmond Hill Centre.
 
Date:  Wednesday, November 26th   
 
Location:  Premiere Ballroom & Conference Centre  
                 9019 Leslie Street, Town of Richmond Hill   
 
Time:  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  
   
Background:
 
Viva Phase 1 rapid transit runs today in mixed traffic in four key corridors. VivaNext, the next generation of Viva, will put the rapid into rapid transit. VivaNext includes the construction of 70 kilometres of surface rapid transit in these same corridors, integrated with the extension of the Yonge and Spadina subway lines north to the Vaughan Corporate Centre and Richmond Hill Centre.
 
Over the past several months, meetings and workshops with the public and stakeholders have provided invaluable feedback to the ongoing technical evaluation.  Residents are encouraged to attend the final meeting to review final results and share comments.
 
For more information on York Region Rapid Transit, please visit www.vivayork.com
 
 
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Media Contact: Dale Albers, Chief Communications Officer, York Region Rapid Transit
 Phone:  905 886-6767, ext. 2250 or Cell: 416 206-3716
 Email:   Dale.Albers@york.ca

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