News Releases

Posted Tuesday, 04 February, 2020

WHITBY, ON – Last week Sam Oosterhoff, the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education, announced the province is moving forward with a review of the student transportation funding formula to achieve a more efficient and accountable student transportation system and improve the transportation experience for students across the province.
First announced in March 2019, the review responds to calls from student transportation partners to improve the funding formula,...

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Posted Thursday, 05 December, 2019

WHITBY, ON – Members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) gathered at Regional Headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 4 to review the last General Manager’s Report of 2019. In addition to receiving a budget status update projecting Durham Region Transit (DRT) will remain within the approved budget at year’s end, TEC approved DRT’s fare strategy report.
The five-year fare strategy positions DRT to establish a predictable and simplified...

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Posted Monday, 25 November, 2019

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) wants you to celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve: on Tuesday, Dec. 31, after 8 p.m., residents and visitors to the Region can ride all DRT services for free! DRT is offering extended service, including late night shuttles from GO Stations, until 3 a.m.
“At DRT safety is always paramount,” says Bill Holmes, General Manager of DRT. “During the festive season and on New Year’s Eve, we want everyone...

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Posted Friday, 15 November, 2019

DRT Holiday Bus WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is proud to unveil a new holiday bus, for participation in regional holiday events, and to help support Durham Regional Police Service’s (DRPS) 2019 Festive R.I.D.E. launch and 31st annual Food and Toy Drive kick-off.
Featuring a creative, whimsical and festive full-body decal, the DRT holiday bus artwork captures the diverse landscape of the Region of Durham, both the urban development cityscape in lakeshore municipalities,...

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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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