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The five most dangerous intersections in York Region are, for the most part, directly related to volume of traffic, according to Brian Titherington, the region’s director of road and traffic operations. Statistics show between 90 to 95 per cent of all North American crashes are due to driver error.
If you build it without permanent parking, will they still come to ride the Vaughan subway? That's the question that will be answered in just over a year's time at the Vaughan subway at Hwy. 7 and Jane Street.
Yonge Street road construction is still in its early stages, but local transit officials are already bracing for project delays. After initially pegging December 2018 as the potential completion date for construction on the $430-million Yonge reconstruction, it appears timelines are already “under pressure” and work will likely continue into 2019, York Region Rapid Transit Corporation president Mary-Frances Turner told Newmarket’s committee of the whole Nov. 7.
It looks like York Region public transit riders will be paying more to ride the bus over the next three years. Regional councillors will look at boosting YRT/Viva fares at a committee meeting Thursday. Any decision to would have to be endorsed by council Nov. 17.
In the face of the growing need, York Region and the United Way Toronto have partnered up to deliver essential services to the region’s most vulnerable populations.
Newmarket’s public transit bus rapidway has significantly boosted travel times on Davis Drive, York Region chair Wayne Emmerson said at an event Friday to mark the official completion of the project.
Regional Municipality of York has launched its “Yonge Subway Now” campaign in an effort to pressure the provincial and federal governments to expedite the controversial Yonge subway extension into Richmond Hill.
Change often comes incrementally and when you least expect it, but a few of the big issues I have discussed in this space over the past year have seen significant and even surprising progress in recent months.
Your editorial fails to recognize that we are in the midst of the largest transit infrastructure build out in Ontario’s history, and by doing so, allows for rhetoric to deafen the reality that results are being delivered in every corner of this city and across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
While the Scarborough subway circus is in full bloom, you may miss the hullabaloo surrounding another suburban plan, the Yonge North Extension. It would take the Yonge subway seven kilometres north from its current terminus at Finch, across Steeles Avenue and into York Region.