York Region Transit BRT Division

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YRT BRT Division is one of four YRT operational divisions. The BRT division handles operation of the 5 Viva routes, operating in Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Toronto and Vaughan.

BRT Division is operated under contract by Miller Transit.

History

The first contract to operate and maintain the Viva bus rapid transit system was awarded on March 30, 2005 to 4286847 Canada LP and Connex Canada. Connex was later purchased by Veolia Transportation(Now Transdev), with the numbered company also eventually changing its name to York BRT Services LP. The original contract was for a 5-year term, expiring September 5, 2010, and containing a provision to be extended for another five years. Negotiations for a contract extension began in July 2009, with a 3-year extension being awarded until September 7, 2013 with a provision to negotiate two additional years. On April 11, 2014, York Region approved a 7-year contract for operations of the BRT Division to TOK Transit effective September 6, 2015. This was pushed up to June 28, 2015, in order to coincide with the summer service changes.

Originally, the division consisted of two separate facilities. The Newmarket facility, located at 18106 Yonge St., was owned by the region and opened in 2005 in accordance with Viva operation. It was used for storage and maintenance of the AG300 fleet for operation on Viva Blue. A second cluster of facilities, located at 22, 51A and 91 Caldari Rd., provided vehicle fuelling, washing and maintenance (located at S&N Diesel), administrative facilities, and storage for the A330 fleet, operating on Viva Purple, Viva Orange, Viva Pink and Viva Green. The Caldari cluster was later consolidated into the 91 Caldari Rd. property. The Newmarket facility was given to North Division upon the termination of the contract with First Student on January 16, 2012, and Viva Blue operations were temporarily run out of the YRT Southwest Division.

The lease for the 91 Caldari Rd. property expired on September 30, 2012, and a new temporary property at 8301 Keele St. (across from YRT Southwest Division) housed operations for all of BRT division in one property. A new permanent region-owned facility near Leslie Street and 16th Avenue began construction on December 21, 2012, and opened on March 31, 2015. Viva began operating from the new Operations, Maintenance and Storage Facility (OMSF) on June 28, 2015, concurrent with the beginning of the new operations contract with TOK Transit. One conventional route (90/90B Leslie) was transferred to operate out of BRT Division beginning in July 2018, in order to use articulated buses on it (as the existing Southeast Division garage was unable to maintain articulated buses).

Operations were awarded to Miller Transit effective July 1, 2023, as part of a new combined operations contract with Southeast Division.

Current operating fleet

Conventional

Fleet number range Manufacturer Model Total
2020-2028, 2253-2264 New Flyer XD60 23
1501-1509 Nova Bus LFS 9

Viva

Fleet number range Manufacturer Model Total
1084, 1091, 1093 Nova Bus LFX 3
1370-1396, 1770-1774, 1971-1980,
2270-2272, 2274-2280, 2282-2286, 2288
Nova Bus LFS Artic 58
5101, 5103-5108, 5110-5111, 5113, 5115-5116,
5118, 5120, 5122-5135, 5137-5138, 5140, 5142,
5144-5145, 5148, 5152-5153, 5155, 5157
Van Hool A330 39

Routes

References


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York Region Transit logo 2018.png
Properties
Divisions BRT (Miller) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - West (TOK Transit)
Terminals Bernard - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Major Mackenzie West - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartVMC - Vaughan Mills
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Canada's Wonderland - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station - York University
Park & Rides Davis Dr. & Hwy 404 - Wellington St. & Hwy 404
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
Routes
Regular 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 16 18 20 21 23 24 25 26 32 33 40 44 50 52 54 55 56 57 77 80 81 82 83/83A 85 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B 96 98 99 105 107/107B 165 522
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Express 300 301 302 303 304 305 320 360 361 391
On-Request Aurora GO - Aurora-Oak Ridges - Bur Oak - Holland Landing - Keswick - King - Kleinburg-Nashville - Maple-Rutherford GO - Markham Local - Mount Albert - Newmarket - Newmarket Local - North - Richmond Hill Local - Stouffville - Sutton-Pefferlaw - Unionville Local - Woodbridge
School Specials 401 402 403 404 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 416 417 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 432 433 434 436 437 440 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 452 460 461 462 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471
Viva Blue - Purple/Purple A - Pink - Orange - Yellow
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 22 24D 25D 27 28 31 33 33A 34 35D 37D 41 42 45 51 53 58 59 66 69 80 81 84 87 88E 107F 200 201 202 203 203 204 210 215 220 220/221 222 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 240 241 242 243 244 260 268 318/319 320 340 360 400 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 414 416 416 421 422 423 435 440 441 442 443 451 463 466 520/521 560 561 589/590 720 760 - Green - 800 - Blue Willow Community - Bristol - Business Shuttle - East Gwillimbury GO - Gorham-Eagle - King Local - Mapleglen - Markham Fair - The ROC - Vellore Local
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