February 25, 2010
Media Release

YRT invites resident feedback on transit street furniture design

Two Public Information Centres upcoming in March
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York invites residents to attend two upcoming York Region Transit (YRT) Public Information Centres to discuss new transit street furniture designs. These sessions follow an initial design planning discussion held for residents on February 4th.
 
Residents can offer valuable input at these session locations:
 

Date

Time

Location

Topic

Wednesday, March 3rd

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Richmond Hill Public Library

1 Atkinson Street

Richmond Hill

Design Concepts Review

Wednesday, March 24th

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Newmarket Public Library

438 Park Avenue

Newmarket

Proposed Final Design Presentation

 
Background:
 
York Region is introducing a new YRT street furniture program to update the appearance of transit shelters, benches, bike racks, waste/recycling receptacles, newspaper and publication boxes, schedule display cases and community information kiosks region-wide.  The new look will ensure a consistent and appealing transit presence that will enhance public spaces in all municipalities.
 
More than 120 YRT/Viva routes keep residents connected within York Region, as well as with connecting services in the City of Toronto and the Region of Peel.  More than 18 million riders used YRT/Viva services in 2009, with an average of 57,000 boardings made each weekday.
 
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:   Kim MacGillivray, Communications Specialist, York Region
                        Phone:  905 830-4444, Ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412
                        Email:  kim.macgillivray@york.ca

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