Tuesday, September 05, 2006

VIVA: One Year Later

It was on this day (the day after labour day) when VIVA buses first hit the streets, and an article in the Toronto Star was published yesterday to mark the occasion. When the final extension into Cornell in far east Markham is finished, expected by the end of the winter, the first phase will be complete. Even without the benefit of transit only lanes, VIVA has caused ridership in York Region to increase 38% in a single year. It's had it's share of problems initially, as the article notes, but overall, it has been a success and may very well start a new transit renaissance in Toronto.

Happy birthday, and viva VIVA!

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