September 4, 2003

York Region Transit customer appreciation day welcomes new transit riders

NEWMARKET York Region Transit (YRT) staff welcomed new riders and thanked existing riders for choosing YRT during a customer appreciation event at Finch Station on Tuesday. The event coincided with a number of YRT activities, including a back-to-school promotion and the transfer of routes on Yonge Street and Bayview Avenue from GO Transit. On a typical weekday approximately 50,000 passengers use YRT services.

"We continue to welcome a number of new customers, from students using transit for the first time to former GO Transit users," said YRT General Manager Don Gordon. "The customer appreciation event is a great way to educate people about our transit services and thank all of our customers for their patronage."

The customer appreciation event also provided an opportunity for transit riders to receive the new YRT Route Map and Detailed Schedules, which explains new and existing routes, scheduling changes and services to York Region schools.

The new services YRT is now operating include:

Route 99 Yonge C: Service along Yonge Street

Route 91 Bayview: Service along Bayview Avenue

Cornell Express: Service between East Markham and the GO Finch Bus Terminal via Hwy 407

Overall, the customer appreciation event was a success, with passengers pleased with the information and personalized service provided by YRT staff.

 

For more information on YRT services, including student promotions, new routes, fares and schedules, please visit www.yorkregiontransit.com or call 1-866 MOVE YRT (668-3978).

For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, the services we offer and links to our nine area municipalities, please visit our Web site at: www.region.york.on.ca

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Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

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

- Email: michael.kemp@region.york.on.ca


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:  www.region.york.on.ca

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

 
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