Study Report (ESR)
March 30, 2012: The Highway 2
Transit Priority Measures Class EA study (ESR) has been
completed and is filed for public review and comment
until May 7, 2012.
Steering Committee selects Preferred Design
February 14, 2012: The Highway 2 Transit Priority Measures Class EA Steering Committee has selected the Preferred Design alternative. This alternative matches the Recommended Design presented to the public in October, 2011 except that the north - south widenings shown on Whites Road, Liverpool Road and Westney Road will be excluded from this Class EA approval and will be studied further separately. The Steering Committee reviewed all input received regarding the alternative designs and found that widening Highway 2 within the transit priority opportunity areas from 4 to 6 lanes, with the additional lanes to be used for curb side bus only operation, plus buffered cycling lanes, was the preferred alternative for construction as Phase 1 of improved transit facilities in Ajax and Pickering.
New Bus Rapid Transit Service: DRT Pulse
January 19, 2012: Durham Region Transit announced that the new Highway 2 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Service will be called the DRT Pulse. (click to view press release)
Region of Durham hosts 2nd round of PICs
October 22 and 29, 2011: The Region of
Durham hosted a second round of Public Information
Centres (PICs) to present and discuss the evaluation of
design options on Highway 2 in three “transit priority
opportunity areas” in Ajax and Pickering. Based on its
analysis which were presented at the PICs – and in
support of improving transit service and cycling
opportunities along the corridor - the Region
recommended a design that included curbside bus-only
lanes with on-road buffered bicycle lanes.
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