August 27, 2003

York Region Transit offers free rides on Labour Day long weekend

NEWMARKET - As part of York Region's "Stay 'n Play" SARS Recovery Program, York Region Transit (YRT) will be offering free rides on the Labour Day long weekend this summer.

Anyone can ride YRT buses for free on August 30-September 1, 2003, by presenting their Stay 'n Play card. The Stay 'n Play card was part of York Region's Road Map to Savings and Excitement brochure, distributed in Metroland newspapers in July.

If you did not receive the Road Map to Savings and Excitement brochure, they can be picked up at local Town Halls, Chambers of Commerce or Boards of Trade. Alternatively, the brochure can be mailed to you by calling (905) 883-3442 or 1-888-448-0000.

For more information about YRT services, please call 1-866 MOVE YRT (668-3978) or visit


Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232

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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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