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YRT offers veterans free rides in honour of Remembrance Day



Newmarket – On Monday, November 11, 2019, The Regional Municipality of York is pleased to offer free transit service throughout York Region Transit (YRT) and Mobility Plus to veterans and one companion. Immediate family of a deceased veteran may also ride free.

Veterans must identify themselves to YRT and Mobility Plus operators by showing a uniform, medal, beret or blazer. Immediate family of deceased veterans may ride free by presenting an item that identifies their relationship to the veteran, such as an identification card or service papers.

To honour the sacrifices made for all Canadians, at 11 a.m. on November 11, 2019, all YRT and Mobility Plus services will pull over to the curb for two minutes of silence, safety permitting.

The Regional Municipality of York is also hosting a Remembrance Day Service on November 11 at the York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street in the Town of Newmarket, starting at 10:25 a.m.

For major service alerts, news, travel tips and other relevant transit information, call 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978), visit yrt.ca or follow YRT on social media. You can also check out talk2yrt.ca, a website where you can view questions and answers about YRT or submit your own questions.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with 636,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at york.ca/regionalservices


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Media Contact:
Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71226 or Cell: 905-251-6412
tamara.ostrowski@york.ca


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