May 31, 2010
Media Release

Thanks again from YRT/Viva this Customer Appreciation Day

YRT/Viva thanks riders with appreciation event and giveaways for eighth consecutive year
NEWMARKET – York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva is hosting Customer Appreciation Day on Clean Air Day, Wednesday, June 2  to thank riders for choosing YRT/Viva and highlight the environmental benefits of public transit. 
YRT/Viva staff at Richmond Hill Centre Terminal and Finch GO Bus Terminal will greet customers during the morning and afternoon rush hours with a reusable BPA-free water bottle and YRT/Viva route and schedule information.
DATE:     Wednesday, June 2
TIME and LOCATION:   6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  Richmond Hill Centre Terminal           
Highway 7 and Yonge Street (beside Silver City Cinema)
Town of Richmond Hill
  *Media Spokesperson will be present at this location
3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Finch GO Bus Terminal
5697 Yonge Street
North York
• YRT/Viva hosts two customer appreciation days each year to thank riders for their support and to provide one-on-one customer service.  Customer Appreciation Days began in 2003.
• Hosted on Clean Air Day, the June 2 event also highlights public transit’s role in reducing harmful vehicle emissions.  One YRT/Viva bus can take 40 cars off the road, save 70,000 litres of fuel and keep 168 tonnes of pollutants out of the air each year.
• 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.  Over 18 million riders used YRT/Viva services in 2009.
For more information about YRT/Viva services, please visit the YRT/Viva website at or call the Customer Service Centre at 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978). 
For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit
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Media Contact: Kim MacGillivray, Communications Specialist, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412

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