News Releases

Posted Wednesday, 06 November, 2019

Durham Region appoints new General Manager of Durham Region Transit
Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham is pleased to announce that the Transit Executive Committee has approved the appointment of William (Bill) Holmes to the position of General Manager (GM), Transit for The Regional Municipality of Durham.
“We are pleased to appoint Bill Holmes to this strategic senior position, which oversees our transit operations,” said Elaine Baxter-Trahair,...

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Posted Tuesday, 05 November, 2019

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be hosting eight drop-in events throughout Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge Townships, and the Municipality of Clarington, as part of its Rural Transit Review. Residents are invited to provide comments and suggestions online by completing the survey at durhamregiontransit.com/ruraltransit, or in person at an upcoming drop-in.
“This initiative seeks to create value for residents as part of DRT’s ongoing efforts to...

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Posted Wednesday, 30 October, 2019

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) continues to prioritize the transit needs of Durham Region residents by introducing a new pilot fare program, the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) for low-income individuals. This PRESTO-based program will launch Nov. 1, 2019 and will improve transit access and affordability for customers currently receiving Social Assistance in Durham Region. With TAP you can pay as you go and ride DRT unlimited for the month for only $44.80.
The...

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Posted Thursday, 03 October, 2019

WHITBY, ON – Yesterday afternoon, the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee received ridership updates for various Durham Region Transit (DRT) services offered across the Region.
DRT fare incentives and service expansion contributed to significant ridership growth:
Year to date ridership is up 1.8 per cent, with July ridership seeing a strong increase of 9.3 per cent above 2018.
The Kids ride free incentive, a pilot program launched May 1 and is still...

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Posted Thursday, 29 August, 2019

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) continues to improve and enhance service throughout Durham Region and is pleased to announce that effective September 2, 2019, On Demand service will be expanded to Brock Township.
On Demand is a flexible and convenient option to help residents access scheduled service when possible, or take customers where they need to go directly when scheduled service is not an option.
“Ensuring transit is a reliable option for...

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