September 10, 2004

York Region Transit expands to Stouffville


NEWMARKET – York Regional Chair and CEO Bill Fisch joined Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Sue Sherban and Markham Regional Councillor Jim Jones, Chair of the Region’s Transit Committee, in Stouffville today to officially launch the new Stouffville transit service.
 
“Regional Council has established a clear vision for a comprehensive network of transit services across our Region,” said Chair Fisch.  “Today I’m very pleased to see Stouffville included in this larger vision.”
 
The new route will provide north/south service along the 9th Line, connecting Stouffville to transit routes, businesses and community services in Markham – such as Markham Stouffville Hospital.  It will also provide extensive service to all parts of Stouffville, including Main Street, Stouffville District High School, senior centres, the Whitchurch-Stouffville Library/Lebovic Leisure Centre and the Stouffville GO Station.
 
“This new service will be a great benefit to Stouffville residents – especially our students, seniors and residents without access to other means of transportation,” said Mayor Sue Sherban.  “This route will provide a key link to the urban areas of the Region, as well as offer a new level of independence for local residents trying to get around town.”
 
The addition of the new route further implements York Region’s Combating Traffic Congestion Plan, by expanding York Region Transit’s (YRT) already comprehensive system of transit.  The plan is multi-faceted, including Region-wide traffic signal improvements; road widening, resurfacing and expansion; traffic demand management and ongoing enhancements to YRT.
 
“Adopting transit as a viable means of travel is essential if we are to keep people and goods moving freely across the GTA,” said Markham Regional Councillor Jim Jones.  “Expanding our bus service to Stouffville will now allow transit access to all nine municipalities in our Region.”
 
For more information about York Region Transit, including routes, fares and other services, please call 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978) or visit their Web site at www.yorkregiontransit.com
 
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

 
 
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