October 9, 2009
Media Release

YRT Viva Customer Appreciation Day Wednesday, October 14th

Celebration gives opportunity for riders to comment on YRT service plan
NEWMARKET …quot; York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva staff will be at two locations on Wednesday, October 14th, thanking riders for choosing to take public transit during Customer Appreciation Day.
 
In addition to receiving complimentary snacks, riders will have the opportunity to participate in a ridership survey that will be used to help determine service needs in the upcoming YRT/Viva 5-Year Service Plan.
 
WHEN: Wednesday, October 14th
    
WHERE: 
 
Morning
Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
Highway 7 and Yonge Street (beside Silver City Cinema)
6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
  Giveaways: Muffins, coffee, hot chocolate, pens and YRT/Viva maps*
 
Afternoon
  GO Finch Bus Terminal
5697 Yonge Street (Yonge Street and Finch Avenue)
 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  Giveaways: Assortment of individually packaged cookies, pens and YRT/Viva maps*
 
*One per rider, while quantities last
 
YRT/Viva hosts two Customer Appreciation Days each year (spring and fall) to express their thanks to riders for choosing to take transit.
 
Staff from Smart Commute will also be at the Richmond Hill Centre Terminal in the morning to help provide sustainable travel options and information to riders.
 
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 more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca
 
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Media Contact: Michelle Dudzik, Corporate Communications, York Region
                      Phone: 905 830-4444 Ext. 1209
                      Email: michelle.dudzik@york.ca

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