With the federal funding agreement completed and provincial funding in place, the Züm Project Office is coordinating the detailed planning and implementation of the project. The Strategic Implementation Plan
, a comprehensive document that outlines the major project components, tasks, and timelines for launching the initial Züm service in 2010, is being used to guide delivery of the project and is being updated to provide the latest information on the project.
Design Plans and Standards
- Design work is ongoing for intersection improvements at all Züm station stop locations, this includes "queue-jump" lanes and upgraded bus bays.
Terminals and Station Stops
- Station design work is on-going.
- Improvements to the Bramalea City Centre, Downtown and Shoppers’ World bus terminals is also on-going.
Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
- Technology procurement is on-going and is tied into the SmartBus initiative for the conventional routes.
- The functionality of the ITS will include:
- Real-time information on street using Variable Message Signs (VMS), Global Positioning System (GPS) for vehicle tracking and Automatic Passenger Counters (APC);
- Real-time information for next stop display;
- Real-time website and mobile information;
- Interactive voice response information using Next Stop Annunciators;
- Security cameras for on-board and at terminals/stations;
- Transit Signal Priority (TSP);
- Vehicle Diagnostics Interfaces.
- Procurement is on-going for high-quality Bus Rapid Transit Vehicles, which will be low-floor with special comforts and passenger amenities.
- Partnership discussions are on-going with the Region of Peel and adjacent municipalities and transit authorities regarding cross-boundary service integration.
- Brampton is undertaking a joint study with Mississauga to develop longer term higher-order rapid transit along Hurontario St., either light rail or BRT on exclusive transit ways. The study will include a short-term integration strategy to extend Züm service into Mississauga.