Timeline: 2015 onwards.
Many transit upgrades were carried out in the Viva network including: new rapidways on Yonge street/Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Bathurst and Center area became operational in 2020, Viva purple, Viva orange and Viva pink line expansions.
York Region Electric Buses
Timeline: 2020 onwards
York Region launched its first electric bus from the Newmarket Terminal in June 2020. The electric bus trial operates on routes 55 Davis Drive and 44 Bristol in the Town of Newmarket.
During 2021, six additional electric buses were added to York Region Transit
service. The six electric buses were received and commissioned throughout July and August 2021, and six in-depot chargers have been installed at 18110 Yonge Street.
Two additional electric buses were procured in 2022 as staff continue to deliver the phased approach to electrification approved by Council. One additional charger was also installed in 2022.
To date, YRT has purchased and operates 10 battery-electric buses on select routes.
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Municipality: York Region
Action: Enhanced transit