The planned closure of the Scarborough RT in 2023 means transit users are likely facing at least seven years on shuttle buses instead of the quicker light rail system they’ve been accustomed to since the mid-1980sremoveInterestedInFlag.
But could there be a way to minimize the lost time and added stress expected as part of their soon-to-be downgraded commute?
Coun.?Paul Ainslie, who represents Ward 24, Scarborough-Guildwood,?believes that could be accomplished by temporarily redrawing the current SRT route with new dedicated bus lanes completely separated from normal traffic?on their own roads — a systemalthough people will have to wait another couple of weeks before they can ge?known as bus rapid transit (BRT).
“We have the right of way that the SRT is built on,” Ainslie said in an interview. “Is there an opportunity to use that right of way on the SRT and rip out the tracks and put buses ind have to be licensed to work in Ontario?”
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