As of September 2, 2018, YRT will no longer provide service directly into the York University Keele Campus. The 2018 changes to transit services are now available online and they have two things in common. They are either more expensive, take longer or both.
Meanwhile, daily York transit users transferring to the TTC spend about $1,700 a year on the two fares, Fred Winegust, co-president of the Spring Farm Ratepayers Association in Thornhill, said.
As a result, many York to Toronto commuters avoid taking Viva/YRT, choosing instead to have someone drop them off at a TTC stop or parking in the city, in the process cutting through York Region neighbourhoods to get to their destinations, he said.
That goes against efforts to get people out of their cars and onto public transit, Winegust said.
What I am saying is that there is a fair share that needs to be paid,” said Fred Winegust of the Congestion Relief Committee, South Central York Region.
“That fair share is not only for York region residents going to Toronto, but economic studies have shown that there are people from Toronto who are paying the double fare going into York region.”
“In doing that (the cheaper alternative) they (Mississauga and Milton) have no regard for the residents who live in the cities of Vaughan and Markham who will be impacted by potentially doubling the freight trains through their areas. It will benefit Mississauga and Milton to detriment of residents in Vaughan and Markham.”