May 20, 2005

March marks highest monthly YRT ridership


NEWMARKET York Region Transit (YRT) continued to post excellent ridership numbers, with 1.35 million passengers in March; marking the highest monthly ridership ever for YRT.  Overall, passenger numbers for 2005 increased by 8.4 per cent over the same time period in 2004.


YRT ridership for 2005 was just over 3.7 million passengers in March.  Over the same time period in 2004, ridership was just over 3.3 million passengers.


YRT has posted 10 per cent or greater ridership increases every year since the service was amalgamated in 2001.


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Media Contact:  Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

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