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Next stop YRT/Viva Roadeo Champion

Bus operators compete in annual skills competition

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is hosting the 10th anniversary YRT/Viva Bus Roadeo on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

Demonstrating their skills, YRT/Viva operators will compete in a series of driving challenges to be crowned Bus Roadeo Champion. The winner will have the opportunity to represent York Region at the 2018 American Public Transit Association (APTA) Bus Roadeo in Tampa, Florida.

Members of the media are invited to attend. Please note this event is not open to the general public.


Sunday, June 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Richmond Green Sports Centre
1300 Elgin Mills Road East (Leslie Street and Elgin Mills Road)
Town of Richmond Hill


10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Bus Roadeo
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Bus Roadeo competition awards ceremony

Approximately 600 YRT/Viva staff, contractor staff, bus operators and their families and friends are expected to attend.

YRT/Viva operators are trained professionals who bring safe, friendly and reliable transit service to 22.8 million riders annually on over 135 routes. The YRT/Viva Bus Roadeo is a fun, interactive way for operators to showcase their abilities and receive recognition for their hard work.

For planned service changes, major service alerts, news, travel tips and other relative transit information, visit, follow YRT/Viva on social media or call 1-866-MOVE-YRT (668-3978). Transit-users can find real-time updates, events, detours and construction that may impact trips by downloading YRT/Viva’s mobile app.

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to almost 1.2 million residents, 50,000 businesses and 595,000 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at

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Media Contact:
Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications Advisor
The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71226, Cell: 905-251-6415

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