The Durham-Scarborough Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project proposes approximately 36 kilometres of dedicated transit infrastructure, connecting downtown Oshawa, Whitby, Ajax, Pickering and Scarborough. This project builds on the existing PULSE service and will provide more dedicated transit infrastructure along Highway 2 and Ellesmere Road to connect to Scarborough Centre.
In November 2020, Metrolinx presented to Town of Whitby Council, as well as to the downtown business community where Whitby Chamber of Commerce (WCC) members were encouraged to attend a Metrolinx presentation specific to the downtown design. The Town, Downtown Whitby Business Improvement Area and WCC have been aware and engaged in presentations and engagement opportunities with the community regarding the BRT since 2019, and Metrolinx has now produced a preliminary design that can be presented to our business community for feedback.
Although the downtown Whitby pinch point is a significant consideration, all businesses along the Highway 2 corridor will be impacted and should review this plan and provide feedback. The Public Information Centre allows businesses and residents to provide feedback to the preliminary design and results of the technical studies, including potential impacts and proposed mitigation measures.
Keep coming back to this site for updated plans and opportunities to learn, engage and provide feedback.
On Thursday, December 3, 2020 Mayor Don Mitchell, Durham Region Transit, the Downtown Whitby BIA and Metrolinx held a community information session regarding the Bus Rapid Transit project.