News Releases

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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Posted Friday, 09 August, 2019

 
WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) continues to offer fare incentives to help residents and visitors of Durham Region get where they need to go, safely and reliably. Along with the kids ride free incentive, there is now a back to school fare incentive for youth, ages 13 to 19, for the 2019/2020 academic year.
DRT is pleased to announce a 10-month school year youth loyalty fare incentive, the Y10 monthly pass. By purchasing the September Y10 monthly...

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Posted Wednesday, 05 June, 2019

WHITBY, ON – As announced at today’s Transit Executive Committee (TEC) meeting, Durham Region Transit (DRT) is purchasing six articulated Nova buses for the PULSE 900 Highway 2 route.
“These new buses provide an efficient, cost-effective way to increase capacity along our PULSE Highway 2 route, the backbone of our frequent network,” says Vincent Patterson, General Manager.  “One in four DRT passengers use our PULSE service every day;...

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Posted Thursday, 28 March, 2019

WHITBY, ON – Regional Council passed Durham Region Transit’s (DRT) 2019 budget, which continues to build on improvements introduced in 2018. Highlights include:
More service: nearly 8,000 net additional service hours over a 12-month period spanning 2019-2020, including more service on DRT’s busiest routes and expanding OnDemand service in the north.
More coverage: more homes, schools and work locations are within walking distance of a bus stop as...

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