YRT conventional routes cater to local communities in all York Region municipalities and also include GO Shuttles, Express services, community buses and high school, college and university services.
YRT GO Shuttles are designed to make GO Train connections easy. They always arrive at the GO Train station early and shuttles leaving GO Train stations will actually wait for your train to come in - so you'll never miss your connection. Customers travelling to GO Train stations may take advantage of our Ride to GO program.
Express services let you travel in style with fast service in comfortable, coach-style buses that operate during rush hour periods. They don't stop as many times as conventional buses so you'll connect to your destination sooner - perfect for business travellers or other busy commuters in a hurry. Express fares apply for Express services.
Community bus routes are designed for seniors and people with disabilities who can use fully accessible conventional transit rather than Mobility Plus (our door-to-door shared ride accessible public transit service). Community bus routes provide better connections to facilities such as seniors' residences, medical facilities, community centres and shopping areas.
YRT/Viva offers service to many high schools, colleges and York University. Check our school services page to see what routes service your school.
Dial-a-Ride is an on-request service for certain routes during select hours. Routes currently operating Dial-a-Ride include:
View the Dial-a-Ride page for hours and more information. Regular YRT/Viva fares apply. The Dial-a-Ride vehicle operator will issue YRT/Viva transfers upon request.
Viva was the first rapid transit service of its kind in the GTA. Offering frequent, flexible and comfortable rides, Viva vehicles are like nothing you've experienced before. Viva connects Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Aurora and Newmarket and also links York Region with Toronto and its subway system, GO Transit and the Region of Peel. It operates along major corridors much like an above-ground subway.
Viva is so frequent, it doesn't need a schedule. Stops are called "vivastations" and have a ticket vending machine and a ticket validator (fares are on a proof-of-payment basis to speed up boarding times), as well as a real-time "smart" display that lets you know when the next vehicle will arrive. Frequency is the hallmark of Viva with rapid transit vehicles arriving every 15 minutes or less, seven days a week.
Since its launch in September 2005, Viva has been a great success. Phase 1 is complete and Phase 2 is on the way. For more information on what Phase 2 will bring, visit vivanext.com