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YRT celebrates 10 years of Viva,
September 15


Richmond Hill Centre Terminal’s the site for York Region Transit’s celebration of ten years of Viva bus rapid transit service, this Tuesday, September 15.

York Region launched Viva in September 2005. It designed the service to be reliable, passenger-friendly and faster than conventional service. To achieve that, it introduced a proof-of-payment system to speed up exiting from and boarding buses. It also set up traffic-priority systems at major intersections to reduce delays at red lights and a variable messaging system, offering real-time bus arrival information at every vivastation.

From 2 until 7 p.m., join YRT and Viva staff and bus operators, York Region Environmental Services and Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill at the event.

You’ll find a photo booth, information on YRT/Viva and PRESTO services, a water refill station, popcorn and candy.

You can also pick up limited-edition collectible #Viva10 buttons at the event.



You can earn a blue #Viva10 button by:

  • Posting a selfie from the event at Richmond Hill Centre Terminal on September 15 using #Viva10 on Twitter or Instagram.
  • Receiving your blue #Viva10 button by showing your post to YRT / Viva photo staff at the event to receive your blue #Viva10 button.


You can earn a green #Viva10 button by:

  • Buying or loading your PRESTO fare card at the event in Richmond Hill Centre Terminal on September 15.
  • Receiving your green #Viva10 button from the YRT / Viva PRESTO staff helping you!

    20150822_180321_resized.jpgLook for the #Viva10 bus. The specially decorated bus is operating across York Region. Snap a pic when you see it and share it on social media, using #Viva10.