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Transit Executive Committee: DRT Business Plan and Budget highlights; Fare and service integration; OPTA EnAbling Change

Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2022 06:30 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually on February 2, 2022 to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates. Details and highlights include:

  • 2022 DRT Business Plan and Budget highlights:
    • Service Plan adjustments for this year include the introduction of PULSE 15-minutes service on Taunton (Route 915) on weekends and more frequent service on existing routes including the PULSE 901 Simcoe, 902 King, Route 920 between...

Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric shuttle pilot conclusion

Posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2022 10:00 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric (WAVE) shuttle pilot project will conclude testing in February 2022. The project team would like to thank all partners, sponsors, staff and members of the community for their support during the testing period.

The conclusion of the pilot project was announced at the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) Meeting on Wednesday, February 2, following additional updates on the WAVE shuttle pilot project. More than 250 passengers had...

Service delays due to weather

Posted on Monday, January 17, 2022 05:15 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Due to inclement weather, services are delayed as Durham Region Transit (DRT) operators are using extra caution as they travel at reduced speeds, reflecting weather conditions. 

When: Monday, January 17, 2022.

Where: The following services are impacted due to weather conditions: 

  • DRT services across the Region are delayed.
  • On Demand service in rural and urban communities is suspended until tomorrow.
  • Specialized transit non-essential travel is unavailable.
  • Overnight service is cancelled.

January 3, 2022 and January 10, 2022 service updates

Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 09:15 AM

Whitby, Ontario – This January, Durham Region Transit (DRT) service will be modified in two phases.

When: The first phase of service updates come into effect on January 3, 2022 and the second phase of updates will begin on January 10, 2022.

Where: Routes are being adjusted across Durham Region as follows:

Service update

Affected routes

Additional trips


Schedule updates

216, 224, 392, 403, 405, 407, 410, 411, PULSE 900, PULSE 901, 902, 905, 915, 917, 920, N2

Route adjustments



Statement from Durham Region Transit

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021 04:45 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On December 16, Durham Region Transit (DRT) and project partners of the Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric (WAVE) shuttle were informed about a collision involving a safety attendant who was in the shuttle at that time.

We were saddened to hear about this disturbing event, and are deeply concerned for the attendant, who was taken to hospital. Our focus, at this time, continues to be on the well-being of the individual.

Circumstances around the cause of the collision are not yet...