February 16, 2006
Ridership increases more than 10 per cent for fifth straight year
The 2005 ridership statistics mark the fifth consecutive year of 10 per cent or greater growth in passengers since YRT was formed in 2001.
"Transit ridership increases in York Region continue to be higher than anywhere else in
Transit ridership received a significant boost between September and December with the addition of Viva Rapid Transit. Passenger boarding numbers for YRT and Viva since the Labour Day launch of Viva have increased 21 per cent, reflecting the popularity of both the rapid service and the two-hour "hop on, hop off" policy per fare.
"This sustained upward trend in transit ridership is extremely encouraging because it means reduced traffic congestion and improved air quality throughout our Region," said
YRT and Viva are operated as a single system, with Viva operating rapid transit service in four key corridors along
For more information on YRT and Viva routes and fares, please visit www.yrt.ca or call toll-free at
1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978), locally at (905) 881-5167 or TTY line at 1-866-276-7478.
For information on Viva Rapid Transit please visit www.vivayork.com
Live transit updates are available weekday mornings between 6:35 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. on A-Channel.
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