FREE New Year’s Eve Transit

WHITBY, ON, December 17, 2012 – Durham Region residents celebrating New Year's Eve are encouraged to leave their cars
at home and take advantage of free transit and extended conventional service hours compliments of Durham Region
Transit (DRT) and sponsored by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and the Durham Regional Police Services Board.
 
"DRT and community partners are working together to help region residents celebrate New Year’s Eve and return home
safely," says Regional Chair and CEO Roger Anderson, Chair of the Transit Executive Committee. "Leave the driving to
DRT Operators and make this a safe festive season.”
 
All DRT routes operating at 20:00 on December 31, 2012 will be free after 20:00 and be extended to 02:00 January 1, 2013. 
The last DRT GO Train connection will be the 01:20 departure from Union Station on New Year’s Eve arriving at the Pickering
GO Train Station at 01:58, Ajax GO Train Station at 02:03 (however, route 916 Rossland meeting the 02:03 at the Ajax GO
Station will short turn at Rossland and Simcoe). The last GO Train connection at Whitby GO Train Station will be at 02:18. 
DRT service will not meet the last (02:20) GO Train departure from Union Station.
 
“Plan ahead for a safe festive season and take advantage of free transit after 8pm in Durham Region on DRT,” says DRT
General Manager Ted Galinis.
 
Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) Deputy Chief Scott Burns, DRPS Traffic Services Staff Sergant Mark Morissette and Manager Pickering Corporate Relations and Communications Ontario Power Generation Don Terry attended.
 
For holiday schedule details and free transit service information visit www.durhamregiontransit.com or call 1-866-247-0055.
 
Media inquiries:
Susan Dickison, Communications Coordinator, DRT
susan.dickison@durham.ca 905-668-4113 ext. 3754
David Selby, Corporate Communications, DRPS 905-721-4277 or
1-888-579-1520 ext. 4277