VIVA Rapid Transit
|Managed by||Region of York|
|Number of lines||5|
|Headquarters||50 High Tech Road
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
|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.
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
2014 Fare Structure
|Ticket Type||Validity Period||Regular Fare||Student Fare||Reduced Fare|
|Cash||1 ZONE||1 trip||$4.00|
|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|
|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|
|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.
|Regular Fare||Adults and College/University Students|
|Student Fare||High-School Students|
|Reduced Fare||Passengers aged 6 to 12 and 65 and over|
|Blue||BRT||BRT Division||Finch GO Bus Terminal||Newmarket GO Bus Terminal||
|Blue A||BRT||BRT Division||Finch GO Bus Terminal||Newmarket GO Bus Terminal||
|Purple||BRT||BRT Division||York University||Markham-Stouffville Hospital||
|Richmond Hill Centre Terminal|
|Pink||BRT||BRT Division||Finch GO Bus Terminal||Unionville GO Station||
|Orange||BRT||BRT Division||Martin Grove VIVA Station||Downsview Subway Station||
|Green||BRT||BRT Division||McCowan VIVA Station||Don Mills Subway Station||
|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|