Media Release

September 22, 2011

YRT/Viva fare change approved for 2012

First fare change since 2009 will support growth and improvement of YRT/Viva service
NEWMARKET - York Regional Council today approved a York Region Transit (YRT)/Viva fare change, effective January 1, 2012.
The fare change will offset increasing service delivery costs and support YRT/Viva’s rapidly growing ridership expected to exceed 21 million riders in 2011.
This is YRT/Viva’s first fare change since 2009 and affects all cash fares, tickets and passes with the exception of the GTA Weekly Pass. Senior ticket and pass prices remain below the GTA average and discounted monthly passes and tickets continue to be an economical option for all riders.
YRT Mobility Plus fares will also be aligned with conventional fares as of January 1, 2012, allowing seniors and students to now benefit from discounted ticket and pass rates.
The YRT/Viva fare change considers many factors, including rising contractor and fuel rates, consistency with other GTA transit systems and cost recovery. The 7.81 per cent increase will help raise YRT/Viva’s cost recovery ratio to nearly 40 per cent, creating a more equitable cost balance between transit rider and taxpayer.


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YRT/Viva offers local and rapid transit services throughout all nine municipalities in York Region. More than 120 routes keep residents connected within York Region, as well as with connecting services in the City of Toronto and the Region of Peel. Over 19 million riders used YRT/Viva services in 2010, with an average of 73,000 boardings made each weekday.
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). 
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Media Contact: Kim MacGillivray, Corporate Communications, York Region
 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1209 • Cell: 905-251-6412 •

Founded in 1971, The Regional Municipality of York is made up of nine municipalities
and provides services to more than one million residents, 29,000 businesses and 495,000 employees.

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