News Releases

Posted Thursday, 28 July, 2022

Whitby, Ontario – This September Durham Region Transit (DRT) is increasing service to welcome customers who may be returning to school or work in the fall.
Customers will benefit from increased frequency on several other routes including four PULSE Rapid Routes and more than 10 routes which will operate every 15 minutes or better, and increased connection to GO Trains with the launch of five new routes.
Increased service to Scarborough will be available via route...

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Posted Monday, 27 June, 2022

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is bringing back Route 917Z to serve the Toronto Zoo and Rouge National Urban Park for summer 2022. More frequent and convenient than before, the 917Z connects Durham residents to family-friendly attractions in Toronto.
When: Route 917Z will operate on weekends and holidays, from 08:30 to 20:00, every 30 minutes, starting June 25 through September 6, 2022.
Where: Route 917Z will serve the Oshawa Centre Terminal,...

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Posted Friday, 10 June, 2022

Whitby, Ontario – As of June 11, the Province of Ontario will no longer require passengers to wear masks on public transit.
Although masks are not required for staff or riders, Durham Region Transit (DRT) respects and supports anyone who chooses to wear a mask.
DRT would like to thank riders for their co-operation throughout the pandemic.
Riders are reminded to stay safe and be respectful of DRT customers and employees at all times.
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Posted Thursday, 09 June, 2022

Whitby, Ontario – On June 8, members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates. Details and highlights include:
DRT Zero green-house gas emission fleet plan: In support of Durham Region’s Corporate Climate Change Action Plan, DRT plans to transition all transit vehicles to battery electric powered, zero green-house gas emission vehicles by 2037. DRT and the...

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Posted Thursday, 09 June, 2022

Whitby, Ontario  - The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and the Regional Municipality of Durham (Durham Region or the Region) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, that could see the CIB invest up to $68 million to support Durham Region Transit's (DRT) purchase of up to 100 battery electric buses by 2027.
The CIB's investment will contribute towards a portion of the capital acquisition costs of the battery electric buses. When compared to diesel buses, electric...

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