- Apr 24, 2007
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Have you looked at the Various EA's for the 407 BRT?? If you had looked, it will show where the stations will be as well getting under the roads crossing it.You would need it anyways if you built it beside the 407. At every exit you would need an overpass or an underpass. You would need to fill in valleys or build bridges. The only way to avoid it is to build tracks in the center median like an LRT, but you still need a divider to prevent traffic from crashing into LRT cars.
Or just run buses on the right shoulder, and you can build stations under the overpass.
How long has MTO being talking about the 407 BRT that is now in the Big Move Plan for Metrolinx??
Back in 2008, I worked with the deputy Mayor For Markham and a few councilors for York Region on an business case of having an LRT running from Markham to Sq One by the 407 and Mississauga Transitway that was shot down by MTO and Metrolinx at that time.
If you build the ROW correctly from day one, you can have both buses and LRV's using the ROW at the same time. At the end of the day in our time, it will be only for buses, as it will be an trunk line with many routes entering and leaving it at various points. Until there is great ridership going from end to end to justify a, LRT line, any thought of one is dead at this time.