January 4, 2008
Media Release

YRT/Viva reminds residents to plan ahead during GO bus strike

Possible GO bus strike will impact YRT/Viva services; planning ahead is best course of action
 
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York advises residents to use the York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva website and Customer Service Centre to keep informed and plan ahead in the event of a GO Bus strike beginning Monday, January 7th.
 
Customers can visit the YRT/Viva website at www.yrt.ca, or call the Customer Service Centre at
1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978).
 
The Route 69 – Sutton GO bus will not be in service if the strike occurs.  YRT/Viva riders relying on this service are advised to arrange an alternate method of travel.
 
Other impacts experienced by YRT/Viva services during the GO Bus strike may include:
• YRT/Viva vehicles unable to enter GO Transit terminals and property
• Service delays due to possible detours and increased passenger volume
 
Customers are reminded that valid YRT/Viva tickets and passes are required to board YRT/Viva services. 
 
For more information about YRT/Viva services, please visit the YRT/Viva website at www.yrt.ca, or call the Customer Service Centre at 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978). 
 
For information regarding GO Transit, please call 1-888-448-6646 or visit GO Transit’s website at www.gotransit.com
 
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
     
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Media Contact: Kim Sinclair, Communications Specialist, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412
 Email:  Kim.Sinclair@york.ca

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