VIVA Rapid Transit

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Info
Managed by Region of York
Transit type BRT
Number of lines 5
Headquarters 50 High Tech Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Operation
Began operation September 4th, 2005
Operator(s) York BRT Services LP
Number of vehicles 122

VIVA is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system operation in the Region of York, Ontario. The service is a division of York Region Transit and is operated by York BRT Services LP a division of Veolia Transportation.

VIVA Stops, known as VIVA Statins are spaced a minimum of 750 metres apart. Customers are required to buy and validate their fare before boarding.

History

VIVA was designed and built as a Public-Private Partnership ("PPP"). The Region of York partnered with York Consortium, which comprises seven private sector firms with extensive international experience in transit design, architecture, construction and operations.

The agreement that was made between the public and private partners was that the Region of York established the fare policies and service requirements, owned the assets of the operations as well as the control of funds and revenue. The private partners hire the workers and assist the public partners with the funding and financing.

VIVA was opened up in 5 stages;

  • Stage 1 opened up on September 6th, 2005
  • Stage 2 opened up on October 16th, 2005
  • Stage 3 opened up on November 20th, 2005
  • Stage 4 opened up on January 2nd, 2006

Fare Structure

2014 Fare Structure

Ticket Type Validity Period Regular Fare Student Fare Reduced Fare
Cash 1 ZONE 1 trip $4.00
Presto 1 trip $3.30 $2.50 $2.00
10 Tickets 1 trip each $33.00 $25.00 $20.00
Monthly Card 1 month $132.00 $99.00 $55.00
Cash 2 ZONES 1 trip $5.00
Presto 1 trip $4.30 $3.50 $3.00
10 Tickets 1 trip $43.00 $35.00 $30.00
Monthly Card 1 month $177.00 $144.00 $85.00
Cash 1 ZONE EXPRESS 1 trip $4.50
Presto 1 trip $3.80
10 Tickets 1 trip each $38.00
Monthly Card 1 month $152.00
GTA Weekly Pass1 1 calender week $56.00
GO Transit Transfer Fare2 1 trip $0.75
  • 1: Valid for one week on Brampton Transit, TTC, MiWay and YRT/Viva.
  • 2: Fare with valid GO Transfer.
Legend
Regular Fare Adults and College/University Students
Student Fare High-School Students
Reduced Fare Passengers aged 6 to 12 and 65 and over

Routes

Route Name
Nom
Route Type
Type
Division Picto autobus-1.jpg GOTransit.gif Toronto Subway logo.png Remarks
Remarques
Blue BRT BRT Division Finch GO Bus Terminal Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
  • Internally known as Route 601.
Bernard Terminal
Blue A BRT BRT Division Finch GO Bus Terminal Newmarket GO Bus Terminal
  • Bypasses Richmond Hill Centre Terminal.
  • Rush Hour Service Only.
  • Internally known as Route 602.
Purple BRT BRT Division York University Markham-Stouffville Hospital
  • Internally known as Route 603.
Richmond Hill Centre Terminal
Pink BRT BRT Division Finch GO Bus Terminal Unionville GO Station
  • Unionville
  • Internally known as Route 604.
Orange BRT BRT Division Martin Grove VIVA Station Downsview Subway Station
  • Internally known as Route 605.
  • Service to Downsview is during Rush Hour Only.
York University
Green BRT BRT Division McCowan VIVA Station Don Mills Subway Station
  • Internally known as Route 606.
  • Rush Hour Service Only.

Fleet

Current Fleet

Thumbnail Fleet number range Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Remarks
5101 to 5160 2005 Van Hool New A330 Cummins ISL Voith D864.3
5201 to 5225 2005 Van Hool New AG300 Cummins ISM Voith D864.3
7201 to 7205 2007 Van Hool New AG300 Cummins ISM Voith D864.3
8201 to 8211 2008 Van Hool New AG300 Cummins ISL Voith D864.3
1080 to 1094 2010 Nova Bus LFX Artic Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.3
1370 to 1395 2013 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.3