News Releases

Posted Thursday, 09 July, 2020

WHITBY, ON – On Wednesday, July 8, members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually and at Regional Headquarters to discuss Durham Region Transit’s (DRT) Service Restoration Plan, updates on DRT’s response to COVID-19 and U-Pass agreements:
Service Restoration Plan : Christopher Norris, Acting Deputy General Manager, Operations, and Michael Binetti, Supervisor, Service Design, presented on DRT’s Service Restoration Plan . The phased-in...

Read More...

Posted Tuesday, 23 June, 2020

WHITBY, ON – To help transition customers to contactless fare payment in advance of the July 2 resumption of fare collection, Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be offering free PRESTO cards for a limited time.  
Starting tomorrow, DRT is distributing 2,500 PRESTO cards at no cost through the following point of sale locations:
DRT’s Customer Service Centre at 110 Westney Rd. S. Ajax
Pickering Town Centre Guest Services at 1355 Kingston Rd. Pickering
...

Read More...

Posted Monday, 22 June, 2020

Decals - Customer service WHITBY, ON – At Durham Region Transit (DRT), safety is at the core of all business, operational and customer service focused decisions. As the Region enters Phase 2 of reopening, DRT is reminding customers of the additional measures in place to ensure passenger and operator safety.
DRT has adopted the June 11 recommendation of the Ministry of Transportation that public transit passengers wear a face covering or non-medical mask at all times during their travels on...

Read More...

Posted Monday, 15 June, 2020

WHITBY, ON – After suspending fares on March 23 to support the physical distancing measures required as a part of the COVID-19 response, Durham Region Transit (DRT) is set to resume fare collection on July 2. Along with fare collection, the resumption of front door boarding (and implementing rear door exiting) will begin to ensure one-way passenger flow and eliminate bunching at the front doors. Also effective July 2:
2020 fare rates : 2020 fare rates will be in...

Read More...

Posted Tuesday, 09 June, 2020

WHITBY, ON – Since 2017 Durham Region Transit (DRT) has been actively engaged in investigating transit electrification innovation opportunities throughout the Region. In November 2019 Durham Region Council committed $10.1 million in federal gas tax funding towards DRT’s first battery electric buses and charging infrastructure as a pilot project to inform the transition of the Region’s transit fleet to zero emission buses over the next ten years. This project...
Read More...