The Regional Municipality Of York

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Try your hand at driving a 40-foot bus

York Region Transit bus operators compete in annual skills competition

Newmarket – In advance of York Region’s 12th Annual York Region Transit (YRT) Bus Roadeo in June, members of the media are invited to attend a VIP tour of the preliminary qualifying rounds where they can speak with YRT drivers and staff, and test their skills driving a 40-foot bus through an obstacle course.

Media Event


Monday, May, 27
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
If you plan to attend, pease RSVP to


Richmond Green Sports Centre, Parking Lot B
1300 Elgin Mills Road East (Leslie Street and Elgin Mills Road)
City of Richmond Hill


The YRT Bus Roadeo is an annual, skills and driving competition on an obstacle course between YRT bus drivers. The YRT Bus Roadeo Grand Champion will represent York Region at the 2020 American Public Transit Association (APTA) International Bus Roadeo.

The event showcases the excellent driving and customer service skills and abilities of our trained bus drivers who bring safe, friendly and reliable transit service to York Region travellers.


YRT’s Family of Services includes conventional YRT, Viva bus rapid transit, Community Bus, On-Demand and Mobility Plus services. YRT’s annual revenue ridership is over 22 million. Another 3.4 million riders are using the TTC Line 1 Subway plus 10.4 million GO Transit riders in York Region. This represents 36 million public transit trips connecting residents to where they want to go.

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 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


Media Contact:

Tamara Ostrowski, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675, ext. 71226
Cell: 905-251-6412

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