Every time you choose transit, you make a positive impact on the environment.
Riding the bus reduces harmful pollution
One bus can replace 40 cars on the road
Riders can reduce, reuse and recycle with over 400 waste and recycling containers located at YRT/Viva bus stops and terminals
There are currently 10 YRT solar-powered bus shelters
YRT/Viva has 157 bicycle racks located at bus stops, terminals and vivastations
Calculate your weekly, monthly and yearly commuting costs with Natural Resources Canada's commute calculator.
YRT/Viva's Clean Air campaign encourages public transit use as a way of reducing air pollution. We use biodiesel in Viva vehicles and ultra-low sulphur diesel in YRT buses; both fuels have shown to significantly reduce exhaust emissions.
YRT/Viva's Anti-Idling program aims to further reduce exhaust emissions. This program restricts buses to a maximum idling time of three minutes. Additional benefits include reduced fuel consumption, maintenance costs and noise impacts.
Our Anti-Idling program includes exemptions based on best practices by North American transit agencies. These exemptions focus on:
YRT/Viva staff will be monitoring adherence to the Anti-Idling program.