May 13, 2002

Regional Chair to make major transit announcements

NEWMARKET Bill Fisch, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Municipality of York, will announce several major transit initiatives this week. Following the York Regional Council meeting on Thursday May 16th, Chair Fisch is expected to announce the selection of a private sector partner for the York Rapid Transit Plan (YRTP). He will also reveal details of $4 million in new service improvements for York Region Transit (YRT).

WHEN: Thursday May 16, 2002
               12:30 p.m. following York Regional Council meeting

WHERE: The Great Hall 
York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge Street


The YRTP features an innovative Public-Private Partnership to fast track an inter-regional rapid transit plan in York Region with links to transit systems in the City of Toronto and the Regions of Peel and Durham.

YRT continues to grow with a host of new service improvements to help "Move York" better, faster and more efficiently for our riders. As part of its Five Year Service Plan, YRT has also updated its Ride Guide Web site. Please visit for complete details of all service improvements.

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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