Rutherford and Maple GO Mobility On-Request Service

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Need a free ride to Rutherford or Maple GO station?

The York Region Transit (YRT) Mobility On-Request service to the Maple and Rutherford GO station is now permanent!


The City of Vaughan, in partnership with YRT and Metrolinx, ran the Mobility On-Request Service as a pilot from May 2022 to May 2023. In response to the pilot’s success, YRT is continuing the service permanently.  


The service is available to anyone travelling to and from Rutherford GO Station or Maple GO Station during morning and afternoon weekday rush hours – 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. More information on the service, including how to book a trip, is available on YRT’s Mobility On-Request Rutherford-Maple GO webpage.


Find answers to commonly asked questions about the Rutherford and Maple GO Mobility On-Request Project below.


Citizens who live within the service area and regularly travel to and from either the Rutherford or Maple GO stations are eligible to participate in the Mobility On-Request pilot. Participants must have access to a smartphone to be able to download the Mobility On-Request app. Take a survey to express your interest in participating.


The pilot launched on Monday, May 2 and will continue for approximately one year, based on user demand.


The service is a curb-to-station pick-up and drop-off program that allows individuals to book trips from their desired address within the service area to either the Rutherford or Maple GO stations in the morning, or from these GO stations to a desired address in the evening. The service can be booked through the Mobility On-Request app, which will be provided for download to those who are accepted into the pilot program.


The service hours will be weekdays, during the morning rush hour (6 a.m. until 9 a.m.) and evening rush hour (from 3:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.).

These times may be reviewed and adjusted based on the initial survey to accommodate participants. At this time, no weekend service is proposed. However, weekend service may be added if there is demand or a special occasion that would benefit from the service being active on the weekend.


With the Mobility On-Request App, riders can request a pick up time up to two hours prior to the start of service or two hours in advance of the pick-up time. A pick up can be scheduled anywhere between 15 minutes to two hours from the time of booking.

Once a ride is booked, how long does it take for pickup assuming someone has to be at the station in time for a specific train?

When a ride is requested, before accepting the booking, riders will see the estimated time of pick up and travel time in the vehicle. After accepting the booking, riders will see the estimated time of pick up and the estimated time of drop off, which could be adjusted up to 15 minutes to allow the addition of shared riders. Riders are encouraged to allow 30 minutes travel time to account for shared-ride service.


When you use your PRESTO card to pay for the GO train at the Rutherford or Maple GO station, the Mobility On-Request service is free. Additional information can be found on YRT’s Ride to GO webpage. A full YRT fare will be charged if you are not using a PRESTO card.

I’ve been accepted into the pilot program – where can I find the Mobility On-Request app?

The app will be shared with all registered pilot participants in advance of the service launch in May 2022.

I’ve been accepted into the Mobility On-Request pilot program – how will I know what the YRT pick-up vehicle will look like?

The vehicle will be a YRT-branded car driven by a YRT transit service operator. The driver will show identification upon arrival.

I participated in the eligibility survey to join the pilot – how will I know if I’ve been accepted into it?

Those who participated in the survey to join the pilot can expect to hear from the City of Vaughan within five business days, by email.


To support the safety and well-being of passengers during the COVID pandemic:

  • Vehicles will be limited to three passengers and a driver.
  • Drivers and passengers are required to wear face masks while using the pilot service.
  • Mobility On-Request vehicles are cleaned regularly.

The precautions taken will follow York Region Transit’s COVID-19 protocols. Please visit COVID-19: YRT Response and Service Updates for any updated changes.