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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...

Service changes coming April 30

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 01:00 AM

Effective Sunday, April 30, 2023, various YRT routes will be impacted with service changes.

In addition, Major Mackenzie West Terminal will be fully open to the public starting Sunday, April 30.

View ourService Changes pagefor more details.

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Need help paying for Transit? TAP can help

Posted on Monday, November 07, 2022 01:00 AM

York Region is offering the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) to help make transit more affordable for eligible residents.

Starting January 2023, eligible TAP participants can receive a 50% discount on regular Adult single ride York Region Transit (YRT) fare using a PRESTO card. This includes a two-hour transfer window. After 40 trips, rides are free for unlimited travel for the remainder of the calendar month.

For more information including eligibility and how to apply, visit the TAP webpage or call...