April 22, 2005

YRT ridership continues to be strong in February

NEWMARKET York Region Transit (YRT) continued to post excellent ridership numbers in February, as overall passengers for 2005 increased by 13.7 per cent over the same time period in 2004.
YRT ridership for 2005 was just over 2.4 million passengers in February.  Over the same time period in 2004, ridership was just over 2.1 million passengers.
YRT has posted 10 per cent or greater ridership increases every year since the service was amalgamated in 2001.
For more information about York Region Transit, including fares, schedules and service, please call toll-free 1-866-MOVE YRT (668-3978), locally at (905) 881-5167 or TTY line at 1-866-276-7478 or visit 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.york.ca
Media Contact:   Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
- (905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1232
- Email: michael.kemp@york.ca

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