The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is conducting the Planning, Preliminary Design and Environmental Assessment of the 407 Transitway from west of Hurontario Street at the boundary of the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga to east of Highway 400 in the City of Vaughan. The 407 Transitway includes a fully grade separated transit facility on an exclusive right-of-way, running along the Highway 407 Corridor. The Transitway facility will consist of 23.7 km of runningway and several stations that will include parking facilities, transit integration and other amenities. Subject to the outcome of the study, the 407 Transitway will be implemented initially as Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) with the opportunity to convert to Light Rail Transit (LRT) in the future.

This 23.7 km segment forms part of the 150 km long high-speed interregional facility planned to be ultimately constructed on a separate right-of-way that parallels Highway 407 from Burlington to Highway 35/115. This Transitway is a component within the official plans of the stakeholder municipalities and of the Province's commitment to support transit initiatives in the Greater Golden Horseshoe through the Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan.

Transit Project Assessment Process

The 407 Transitway study will follow the Transit Project Assessment Process prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08, Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings under the Environmental Assessment Act, with the opportunity for public input throughout.