All DRT Fares Valid on Specialized Services

WHITBY, ON, November 30, 2012 – Durham Region Transit (DRT) has extended the DRT Conventional Service fare structure to allow DRT Specialized Services customers to take advantage of discounted fare options. The revised fare structure is effective December 1, 2012.
 
All DRT monthly passes, tickets and cash fares, in all fare categories (adult, student, senior, child and ACCESS) are valid on Specialized Services for registered Specialized Services passengers. The Specialized Services Monthly Pass is not required and will not be sold as of December 2012.
 
Where conventional and specialized services are provided in the same jurisdiction, transportation providers are to ensure there is fare parity by January 1, 2013 in order to comply with Regulation 191/11 under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). DRT is now providing fare parity for all transit services offered, which includes Specialized Services and contracted taxi services.
 
This change was approved by DRT’s Transit Executive Committee (TEC) on February 1, 2012.
 
Passengers can find information on where to purchase tickets and passes at www.durhamregiontransit.com.
DRT operates over 456,900 service hours annually. Since inception in January 2006, DRT has revitalized its fleet with 92 accessible buses, has grown its fleet with 33 new, service expansion buses and increased ridership by 48.9%. DRT operates community bus services and 62 conventional routes serving all communities in Durham Region. The DRT conventional and community bus fleet totals 179 vehicles. The Specialized Services fleet comprises 30 vehicles.
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Media Inquiries:
Susan Dickison, Communications Coordinator, DRT
susan.dickison@durham.ca 905-668-4113 ext. 3754