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Need help paying for Transit? TAP can help

Posted on Wednesday, December 13, 2023 12:01 AM

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

Eligible TAP participants can receive a 50% discount on regular adult single ride 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 Access York at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 75581.

Download the new YRT On-Request mobile app

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 01:49 PM

Book a round trip between your home or any address and a preselected location in your service area using the new YRT On-Request App, available on the App Store and Google Play.

With a few taps, book an On-Request ride in the app and our technology will secure your trip and York Region Transit (YRT) vehicle.

How it works: 

  • Book a ride for right now or a day in advance on your smartphone 
  • Request a pick-up or drop-off time
  • Get picked up at your curb 
  • Pay your YRT fare
  • Get dropped off at your chosen location...

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YRT Fare Capping Program replacing monthly passes effective January 1, 2024

Posted on Monday, November 27, 2023 01:00 AM

Earn free rides by paying with PRESTO! 

Starting January 1, 2024, travellers can ride YRT for free after 40 trips for adults, 39 trips for youth or 28 trips for senior and child in the calendar month, using PRESTO. 

This new fare capping program will replace monthly passes. The last day to purchase a YRT monthly pass is December 14, 2023 (for the month of December). January monthly passes will not be sold.

Visit our Fare Capping page for more information.

Express routes at regular fare starting September 5, 2023

Posted on Tuesday, August 01, 2023 12:01 AM

Effective Tuesday, September 5, 2023, travellers on all 300-series YRT Express routes will be saving more money. The fare supplement of 50 cents on all Express routes will be removed.

Starting September 5, travellers will pay regular fare on all 300-series YRT routes, which include:

  • 300 – Business Express
  • 301 – Markham Express
  • 302 – Unionville Express
  • 303 – Bur Oak Express
  • 304 – Mount Joy Express
  • 305 – Box Grove Express
  • 361 – Nashville Express

This will help simplify fare options and allow cost savings...

Text 25370 for next bus information

Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 09:17 AM

Wondering when your bus will arrive? Now you can receive next bus information through text message.

Simply text “YRT” and your four-digit bus stop number to 25370 (e.g., YRT ####). Real-time information for the next few buses due at your stop will be sent back to you. Remember to Include a space between YRT and your bus stop number.

You can also receive next bus information through one of the following ways:

Email: Email with your four-digit bus stop number as the subject line.