An aerial view of a TRAX LRT line in Salt Lake City, Utah with dedicated, transit-only lanes. This is similar to how the Leslie/Don Mills corridor line will be designed.
Imagine a light rail line that could take you from Danforth all the way up the Don Mills/Leslie corridor into Richmond Hill. That was one of the transit projects identified by Metrolinx near the end of last year as part of the master plan for transportation in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
The light rail line study is now underway and we want your input. We are having a public meeting on Wednesday, June 10, where we will present our plan for the York Region portion of the line that will run on Leslie from Steeles to Highway 7.
The City of Toronto and the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) are currently undertaking a preliminary planning study to identify an LRT route in this corridor from Danforth to Steeles. Although we are conducting different studies, we are working with staff at the City of Toronto and TTC on the light rail line.
Similar to our vivaNext rapidways, the LRT vehicles will operate in their own right-of-ways – enabling them to safely speed past congested traffic, no matter what time of day.
Like all of our projects, we want to ensure that anyone with an interest in the study has the opportunity to get involved and have their voice heard.
What do you think of a light rail line through this corridor? Join us in person for the meeting or, if you can’t make it, let us know your thoughts by commenting on our blog.
For more information on light rail transit or the current studies please see our website
The meeting will be held:
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
6:30 to 9:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
300 Commerce Valley Drive East,
An LRT vehicle traveling through the streets of Melbourne, Australia.