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Twitter: We're updating #RiderAlert to #YRTAlert

Posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 01:00 AM

Follow us on Twitter using #YRTAlert for real-time service updates

Many of you follow us on Twitter to stay in the know of what's going on with YRT and most importantly, receive real-time service information to help you plan your trip. This is important to us and we will continue to provide you with the best travel experience we can.

Currently, travellers can follow @yrtviva on Twitter using #RiderAlert for service updates. Starting today, we will instead be using #YRTAlert for service update Tweets....

Improvements to Mobility On-Request Paratransit automated phone system

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023 11:59 AM

York Region Transit (YRT) recently made improvements to the Mobility On-Request (MOR) Paratransit Contact Centre automated phone system, making it easier for clients to book trips and receive information, including new self-serve menu options.

MOR Paratransit is York Region's door-to-door, shared ride, accessible public transit service for people with disabilities. Registered clients can book trips either by phone, online or through the Ride On-Demand mobile app.

To help improve service for clients...

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You can now pay your YRT fare with credit and debit

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2023 01:25 PM

Metrolinx is making it easier to travel on transit by expanding PRESTO contactless payment to all local 905 transit agencies. Effective Tuesday, May 2, 2023, York Region Transit (YRT) travellers can pay their fare using debit card, in addition to credit card.

With PRESTO contactless payment travellers can tap their debit or credit card, or mobile wallet on their phone or watch, on a PRESTO device to pay their YRT fare. A cash fare of $4.25 will be charged and a two-hour transfer is automatically...

Major Mackenzie West Terminal full opening on April 30

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2023 11:46 AM

Major Mackenzie West Terminal is located in the City of Vaughan and within walking distance of Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital and Canada’s Wonderland.

The west side of the terminal opened on Sunday, November 6, 2022, and now the terminal will be fully open (east side) on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Travellers will be able to enjoy the climate-controlled waiting areas, seating, washrooms, free WiFi and pedestrian path to Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital.

The terminal will continue to be serviced by YRT...

2024 Transit Initiatives – we want to hear from you!

Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 10:46 AM

York Region Transit (YRT) is looking for your feedback on service changes being planned for 2024 and has prepared a presentation and interactive map to help you do this.  

Learn more about these planned initiatives and provide your feedback:

  • Frequent Transit Network
  • Express Network
  • School Special Changes
  • Mobility On-Request service changes

Review the changes and submit your feedback on our Transit Initiatives page from May 1 to 31, 2023.

Your valuable feedback will play an important role to help continue...