Taking public transit can save you time, especially if you take the subway or a bus that uses a dedicated bus lane. Connect directly to your destination without getting stuck in traffic, and when you get there you don’t have to worry about finding a parking space.
Taking public transit will save you money by reducing costs for gas, parking, and vehicle maintenance. It also helps protect you from sudden and unexpected increases in the cost of gas. For further information regarding a tax break, please visit the Federal Tax Credit for Public Transit Passes website.
Improve Air Quality/ Take Action on Climate Change
Driving to work each day uses tremendous amounts of energy, and causes air, water and noise pollution. By taking transit, you are travelling more effeciently. You are reducing harmful air pollutants and carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.
Transit vehicles are up to six times more energy efficient than the private automobile, both in terms of vehicle emissions and number of people transported. One city bus filled with passengers can take 40 vehicles off the road and keep about 50 tonnes of GHGs out of the atmosphere each year. Most urban Canadians can purchase a full year’s travel on public transit for less than $1,000.
For trip planning information, scheduling or routes, please contact the appropriate transit agency:
888 GET ON GO (438-6646)
York Region Transit (YRT)/ Viva
Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Newmarket, Aurora, King, Georgina and East Gwillimbury
1-866-MOVE YRT (668-3978)