Brampton, Ontario – Federal, provincial and city governments have come together to announce the start of construction for a new rapid bus transit service in Brampton, Ontario, northwest of Toronto. The service, named Züm, will give residents a cost-effective alternative to driving in the city and throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

The service is scheduled to launch in a year, with funding provided by the three levels of government. The total project will be approximately $285 million.

The Züm project will be delivered in two phases. The first will serve Queen Street from downtown Brampton to York University in September 2010; Main Street from Sandalwood Parkway to Mississauga City Centre by September 2012; and Steeles Avenue from Shoppers World to Humber College by September 2012.

The second phase will be implemented by 2021, with new service along Bovaird Drive from the Mount Pleasant GO station in Brampton to Airport Road, and with extensions to the initial three lines.

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