The wait is over. We’re next.
Like a viva vehicle moving along its own dedicated rapidway in the centre of the road, the transit vision for York Region has been moving smoothly forward. Since viva’s launch in September 2005, ridership has grown by 26%. And millions of square feet of mixed-use, transit-oriented development are in the works. It’s been a great ride for The Region and we’re going to keep rolling. York Region has a three-phase commitment to rapid transit growth. Phase Two for viva, or second gear if you will, is vivaNext.
We’re a big part of The Big Move, the Metrolinx plan to reduce traffic congestion across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The Province of Ontario has committed $1.8 billion towards vivaNext through Metrolinx.
Working in partnership with Metrolinx, Infrastructure Ontario, and others, and under governance frameworks established with them, vivaNext is designing and building rapidways to serve the public for generations to come.
Our Board of Directors, appointed by Regional Council, is focused on the vivaNext plan. We all want a rapid transit network that moves people reliably, connects urban centres, shapes development and improves the health of our environment. In the grand scheme, we hope to improve everyone’s quality of life – today and tomorrow, this generation and the next.
All across York Region, large and small businesses are voicing their support for vivaNext projects by sending letters of support. They recognize that traffic congestion and the lack of convenient transit alternatives have directly impacted their business through lost employee productivity and absenteeism, and that revitalization is needed along key corridors.
Over the next 20 years, York Region’s population is expected to increase by 50% and the number of jobs by 100%. To help manage this growth and help businesses succeed in the future, a faster and more convenient rapid transit system is essential.
This is vivaNext.
Businesses that have shown their support for vivaNext projects include:
- 4 Star Drywall (99) Limited
- Accolade Reaction Promotion Group
- Adidas Canada Limited
- Aluma Systems Inc.
- Allied International Credit
- Apotex Inc.
- Arcon Metal Processing Inc.
- Compugen Inc.
- Condrain Group
- De Thomas Financial Corp.
- DMC Mining Services
- Duplium Corporation
- Elite Window Fashions
- Gateway Financial Insurance Inc.
- IBM Canada Limited
- Tokmakjian Inc.
If your company would like to send us a letter of support for vivaNext projects, please e-mail your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.