May 12,2006
Media Release

6 Years and 60 Million Riders contest information

 Contest entries will be accepted until May 29, 2006. 
 All submissions will be judged on originality and impact by an internal selection committee.  Winners will receive special recognition and prizes at a Richmond Hill Centre Terminal ceremony on June 12, 2006. 
 Winning submissions will be published on the YRT Web site with a photo of the author. 
 All entrants must read the full contest rules and regulations before entering a submission below.

YRT and Viva facts
 York Region Transit (YRT) was formed in 2001 following amalgamation of local York Region-based transit services, and is now in its sixth year of operation
 Viva Rapid Transit was launched in September 2005
 YRT and Viva operate as a single system
YRT operates:
 262 conventional buses
 85 Viva Rapid Transit buses
 60 Mobility Plus vehicles
 4 terminals
 3,800 bus stops
 600 shelters 
 In 2005, YRT and Viva Rapid Transit combined to carry 15.2 million passengers an increase of 10.2 per cent from 2004
 2005 marked the fifth consecutive year of 10 per cent or greater growth in passengers
 On average, YRT carries 55,000 riders each weekday
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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

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