Work complete on $135 million Richmond Hill transit facility

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Construction has been completed on a new transit operations, maintenance and storage facility in the Town of Richmond Hill.

Located near Leslie Street and 16th Avenue in Richmond Hill’s Headford Business Park, the new facility will support transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. It will store and maintain York Region Transit/Viva bus rapid transit vehicles.

The state-of-the-art facility was designed to meet LEED Silver standards with environmentally-friendly, and energy-efficient features, according to a news release.

Construction cost was approximately $135 million, of which 57 million were provided by the federal government through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund (CSIF). The Regional Municipality of York gave $60 million, while $18 million were provided by Ontario.

Construction of the facility is part of a larger project that includes the purchase of 39 bus rapid transit vehicles and the construction of Cornell Terminal in the City of Markham. The total estimated cost for the project is $170 million, with the federal government committing up to $85 million.

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