November 8, 2010
Media Release

Free YRT/Viva travel for veterans on Remembrance Day

Complimentary transit also provided for families of deceased veterans
NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York will offer complimentary YRT/Viva transit services to veterans and immediate families of deceased veterans on Remembrance Day, Thursday, November 11.  Complimentary Mobility Plus rides will also be provided for veterans who are registered Mobility Plus customers.
Veterans and one companion, as well as immediate families of deceased veterans, can travel all day, system-wide without charge. 
Veterans can identify themselves to YRT/Viva drivers and fare inspectors by showing any of the following items: uniforms, medals, berets and blazers.  The immediate family of a deceased veteran may identify themselves with documents, including an identification card or service papers.
All YRT/Viva passengers will experience a two-minute “wave of silence” at 11 a.m. while travelling on November 11.  During this observance, all YRT/Viva vehicles will stop at the nearest safe intersection for a moment of reflection.
For more information regarding 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 and our services, please visit
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Media Contact: Michelle McEwan, Communications Specialist, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412

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