Media Release

 
March 26, 2012

 April YRT/Viva monthly passes, tickets available now

Get your monthly pass or set of 10 tickets before free service ends Saturday, March 31
NEWMARKET -The Regional Municipality of York advises residents that April monthly passes and YRT/Viva tickets are available for purchase before free service ends Saturday, March 31. Fares are required to board all YRT/Viva services starting Sunday, April 1.
 
Where can I get YRT/Viva tickets and passes?
• April monthly passes and sets of 10 tickets are available at all multiRide machines located at YRT/Viva terminals and the YRT/Viva office at 50 High Tech Road in the Town of Richmond Hill
• Tickets and passes are available at ticket agent vendors throughout the Region, but quantities are limited at some locations ??" visit www.yrt.ca for contact details and please call ahead
• Single-ride tickets from oneRide machines at terminals and vivastations are not available until Sunday, April 1
• If you purchased a February monthly pass, it will be honoured throughout the month of April
• For full fare details, please visit www.yrt.ca
 
What about PRESTO?
• PRESTO electronic fare cards can be purchased online at www.prestocard.ca or at the YRT/Viva office at 50 High Tech Road in the Town of Richmond Hill
• Re-load or register your existing card at the YRT/Viva office or www.prestocard.ca
• Stay tuned for upcoming spring PRESTO events throughout the Region where you can activate and register a fee-waived PRESTO card on-the-spot
• Visit www.yrt.ca for more PRESTO information
 
Sets of 10 tickets and monthly passes continue to offer the best value for frequent YRT/Viva riders. Riders can save up to 20 per cent by switching from cash to tickets. Monthly passes, GTA Weekly Passes and frequently-used PRESTO cards are eligible for the Federal Transit Tax Credit, saving riders even more at tax time.
 
Free service on all YRT/Viva services remains available until Saturday, March 31. York Region thanks residents for their patience during the phased-in return of YRT/Viva service.
 
For more information about YRT/Viva services, please visit www.yrt.ca 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 • kim.macgillivray@york.ca
 

 
 
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.

 For more information visit us at www.york.ca Follow us on : York Region   @YorkRegionGovt  
 
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