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BRT funding pledged for Durham Region

DCN-JOC News Services
BRT funding pledged for Durham Region

PICKERING, ONT. — The federal government, the Province of Ontario and Durham Region have announced funding of $114.5 million for the construction of dedicated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure in the city of Pickering.

The spending will support construction of 7.5 kilometres of dedicated median bus rapid transit lanes, 20 sheltered bus stops at 10 locations, and 7.5 kilometres of bike lanes along Highway 2 in Pickering, stated an Aug. 12 release.

The Government of Canada is spending $45.8 million on the project through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan, the provincial government is allocating $38.1 million and the Regional Municipality of Durham is contributing $30.5 million.

“The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit project is a great opportunity to continue to build and connect our communities. Travel demand continues to grow in Durham Region and, with our federal and provincial partners, we will continue to provide safe and reliable transit for residents and visitors,” stated John Henry, Durham’s chair and CEO.

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