Connecting you to where you want to go is what YRT is all about!

Learn more about YRT at one of the links below.

Accessibility and Accommodation

Priority and Courtesy Seating

Learn more about designated seating areas for customers who benefit from having a seat near the front of the bus.

Accessible Vehicles

YRT continues to improve its services by making it accessible for everyone in accordance with the Integrated Accessibility Standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Ask Us a Question

Talk2YRT

Our multimedia question-and-answer website.

Live Chat

Chat live with us for quick answers to your transit questions.

Transit Feedback Form

Use our feedback form to submit your questions, compliments, concerns and suggestions.

Lost and Found

Use our lost and found search tool to locate your lost items on a YRT bus and call the appropriate YRT contracted operator to see if it's been found.

Connect with Us

News Updates

Stay up to dates with YRT news and our YRT newsletters

Events

See our calendar for upcoming YRT events

Business with Us

Learn more about how to advertise and do business with YRT

Facilities

YRT facilities are designed, built and maintained to enhance the use of public transit for our customers and York Region residents.

Visit our Facilities page

Plans and Improvements

Service Plans

Learn about what's in store for YRT's future.

Public Engagement Forum

YRT hosts Public Engagement Forums so we can hear what you have to say.

Policies

Learn more about our policies, terms and conditions, and disclaimers.

Visit our Policies page

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

Learn more about how to report a crime, travelling at night, and CCTV cameras on YRT properties.

Transit Enforcement

YRT offers security, customer assistance and fare enforcement services through the YRT Enforcement and Security team.

Safety Tips

Tips on travelling safely when using YRT services.

Technology

Technology

Learm more about how our technology provides YRT and Mobility Plus travellers with a reliable, informative and convenient public transit system. 

Open Data

YRT GTFS and real-time data can be used, reused and redistributed, as long as it meets YRT's Licence Agreement.

Vehicles

Vehicles

With over 500 vehicles in our fleet, YRT owns one of the largest bus fleets in Ontario. We strive to provide our customers with vehicles that are safe, clean and in reliable condition.

Bike 'n' Bus

Learn more about the Bike ‘n' Bus program, including step-by-step instructions on how to use the on-bus bike racks.

 


 

YRT offers local and rapid transit services in all nine York Region municipalities. 

Almost 130 routes keep residents connected within York Region, as well as connecting services in the City of Toronto and the Regions of Peel and Durham. In addition, Mobility Plus provides door-to-door, shared-ride, accessible public transit service for people with disabilities.

Our two-hour transfers let you travel on any YRT vehicle for up to two hours, in any direction, with a single fare. Just remember to keep your validated ticket, transfer, pass, PRESTO card or Pay app mobile fare as proof of payment to board YRT vehicles.

History

In 2001, five municipal transit systems amalgamated to form York Region Transit (YRT).

Since amalgamation, ridership on the system has grown to approximately 77,000 revenue riders per weekday and more than 22.8 million revenue riders annually (based on 2016 data).

Viva, York Region's bus rapid transit service, launched in September 2005. Viva service was designed to be faster than conventional service, reliable and customer-friendly. To achieve a service that is faster than YRT's conventional service, a proof-of-payment system was introduced to speed up boarding. Traffic priority systems were implemented at major intersections to reduce delays at red lights, as well as Variable Messaging Systems (VMS) offering real-time bus arrival information implemented at every Viva stop (vivastations).

YRT contracts out its service to four private bus contractors, who employ the bus operators and maintain the YRT fleet. Performance-based contracts with each contractor ensure the system is always meeting YRT's high standards. This is a very unique service delivery model within Canada, as most other transit agencies are responsible for their operators and fleet.

VivaNext, the next phase of the Viva project, will see dedicated transit lanes (rapidways) built along major corridors. Rapidways will take Viva vehicles out of mixed traffic, enabling them to operate faster and avoid traffic congestion. The plan also includes two subway extensions and two light rail transit lines.

Fast Facts

Did you know?

  • YRT serves a region of 1,776 square kilometres, with a population of 1.2 million residents and 0.6 million jobs (based on 2016 data)
  • The PRESTO fare card system launched in spring 2011 and YRT staff have registered thousands of cards at events throughout York Region

YRT Fleet

  • 123 Viva bus rapid transit vehicles operate on a bio-diesel fuel blend
  • 406 conventional YRT buses
  • 97 Mobility Plus vehicles

Facilities

  • YRT services over 5,300 bus stops across the nine municipalities of York Region
  • All YRT buses are equipped to hold two bicycles
  • There are 182 bicycle racks located at key stops across York Region