NEWMARKET – York Region Transit (YRT) and Viva Rapid Transit will be announcing the winners of the
6 Years and 60 Million Riders contest at an awards presentation at the Richmond Hill Centre terminal on Monday, June 12th.
The event – hosted by A-Channel anchor Lance Chilton – will recognize contest winners in the categories of Youth, Teen, Adult and Mobility Plus riders.
When: Monday, June 12th
10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: YRT/Viva Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
Highway 7 and Yonge Street (beside Silver City Cinema)
Attending: Bill Fisch, York Regional Chair and CEO
Margaret Black, King Township Mayor and York Region Transit Committee Chair
Don Gordon, General Manager of YRT
Lance Chilton, A-Channel Anchor, Event MC
• Winners for the 6 Years and 60 Million Riders contest were selected based on written entries, detailing why YRT and/or Viva was important to them and their community, or share positive experiences they have encountered as a rider. Finalists were chosen based on impact and originality from 230 submissions.
• YRT was amalgamated in 2001 and has seen ridership growth of 10 per cent each year of operation.
• YRT and Viva carry an average of 55,000 riders each weekday on 450 vehicles (including Mobility plus and TTC contracted buses).
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Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
Phone: (905) 830-4444, ext. 1232 or After-hours Pager 905-830-3302