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Metrolinx releases new funding schedule for Viva projects

RICHMOND HILL – Metrolinx has proposed a new funding schedule for York Region’s Viva-Next projects, originally funded in April 2009.

Under the proposed new schedule, York Region will receive a total of $790 million from Metrolinx for projects which will be constructed over the next five years, and another $965 million for projects to be constructed in the following four years.

The money will be put towards “rapidways”, which are dedicated lanes for Viva vehicles on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill and Newmarket, Davis Drive, also in Newmarket, and Highway 7 in Markham and Vaughan.

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