October 28, 2005

August YRT ridership growth nearly 12 per cent

NEWMARKET York Region Transit (YRT) continued to post excellent ridership numbers, with 1.28 million passengers in August.  Overall, passenger numbers for 2005 increased by 11.9 per cent over the same time period in 2004.
YRT ridership for 2005 was just over 9.8 million passengers in August.  Over the same time period in 2004, ridership was just over 8.7 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.yrt.ca
For information on Viva Rapid Transit, please visit www.vivayork.ca
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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