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Ridership continues to grow in York Region

In 2017, 137 routes and 529 Region-owned buses provided services across The Regional Municipality of York and marked historical enhancements to the traveller experience on York Region Transit.

The opening of the TTC Line 1 Subway Extension helped to drive major development to the area with the operation of two new bus terminals, and further growth to look forward to in 2018.

These ridership statistics and system performance updates are contained in the 2017 Transit Performance report, compiled by York Region Transit (YRT) and recently presented to Regional Council.

Additional highlights in the report include:

  • Increased ridership of 2.6 per cent to York Region’s Viva rapid transit bus service, with an average of 24,134 travellers per weekday
  • Maintained a revenue-to-cost ratio of 40 per cent on YRT conventional transit
  • Implemented Wi-Fi at all YRT transit terminals
  • Launched the YRT Live Chat service

These successes helped reach 23.1 million riders in 2017, a 300,000 rider increase when compared to 2016.

With Council’s approval of the Ridership Growth Strategy in November 2017, we know that the momentum will continue to move forward in 2018.

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