Getting communities on track with faster urban mobility
As cities grow and expand, getting around can be challenging and rapid transit is one solution. In Ontario’s York region, Metrolinx wanted to build the first bus rapid transit (BRT) system—that would be the largest in the Greater Toronto area. They engaged us to help reshape and transform urban mobility for the vivaNext BRT program, a new transit system running in dedicated rapid ways on existing streets to connect Vaughan, Markham, Richmond Hill, and Newmarket with the Toronto Transit System and GO Transit.
Working for Metrolinx as the owner’s engineer, we were responsible for program management oversight—acting as a bridge between design and construction. We helped with a fundamental reorientation of the vivaNext corridors, transforming existing highways and arterials into city streets with dedicated transportation connections. Our team of engineers, landscape architects, project managers, and procurement specialists provided advice, reviews, and technical assistance for this $1.75 billion, 40-kilometre (25-mile) project that was comprised of five distinct projects.
Now, with a full integration of roadway, rapid way, stations, cycling and pedestrian facilities, and urban streetscapes, these modern urban roadways help transit users stay on track with faster connections to get where they’re going more quickly.
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