June 2, 2008
Media Release

YRT/Viva to promote clean air on Customer Appreciation Day, June 4th

Event to challenge residents to change their commuting habits by taking transit 
NEWMARKET – York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva staff are challenging residents to re-think the way they travel.  As part of YRT/Viva’s Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, June 4th, transit staff will be out promoting National Clean Air Day as well, by promoting the use of transit instead of cars.
 
Staff will be present at the Richmond Hill Centre Terminal during the morning rush hour and Finch GO Bus Terminal in the evening rush hour giving away juice, granola bars, and a seed packet or tree sapling to thank commuters for using a cleaner mode of travel with YRT/Viva. 
 
When:  Wednesday, June 4th (6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
 
Where: Richmond Hill Centre Terminal (morning rush hour)
  Highway 7 and Yonge Street (beside Silver City Cinema)
Town of Richmond Hill
  
Finch GO Bus Terminal (evening rush hour)
  5697 Yonge Street, North York
 
YRT/Viva hosts Customer Appreciation Day celebrations twice annually in June and November, with staff present to meet and greet transit riders and present them with a small token of thanks for taking transit.
 
National Clean Air Day is a program promoted by the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), in an effort to cut down on pollution by having commuters switch from cars to transit.
 
For more information about the Canadian Urban Transit Association, please visit www.cutaactu.ca
 
For more information about YRT/Viva, please visit the YRT/Viva website at www.yrt.ca or call the Customer Service Centre at 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978). 
 
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Media Contact: Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1232 or Cell 905 251-6419
 Email: michael.kemp@york.ca

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