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Durham Region Transit’s Y10 monthly pass eligibility extended into October

Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 09:45 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is pleased to announce that Y10 monthly passes for youth, ages 13 to 19, will remain available to first-time purchasers into October. These passes will provide unlimited travel with DRT during the 2021/2022 academic year.

When: Extended purchase available from October 2021 through June 2022.

Where: PRESTO cards must be set up to take advantage of a Y10 monthly pass by visiting one of the following DRT PRESTO Points of Sale (POS) locations:

  • Oshawa Centre...

Transit Executive Committee: Update highlights new initiatives and service enhancements

Posted on Thursday, September 09, 2021 07:45 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually on September 8, 2021 to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates. Details and highlights include:

  • Demand Responsive Transit Study: TEC received a presentation summarizing a provincially funded study to enhance the effectiveness of Demand Responsive services. Ernst and Young completed the study and recommended that DRT consider a Demand Responsive service that combines specialized and On...

Durham Region Transit welcomes students back to school with updated transit routes

Posted on Thursday, September 02, 2021 12:00 PM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) welcomes secondary and post-secondary students back to transit for the 2021/2022 academic year with service updates. Customers travelling to local schools and campuses are encouraged to review our new bus route map and plan trips using Transit App, DRT’s official trip planner.

When: Service enhancements come into effect September 7, 2021.

Where: Find new bus route maps at

Highlights include:

  • On major roadways—such as Highway 2, Taunton...

Ride the WAVE! North America’s Longest Autonomous Shuttle Deployment with Integrated Smart Safety Infrastructure to be piloted in Whitby, Ontario

Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:15 PM

Whitby, August 24, 2021 – Transit passengers will soon have the opportunity to ride the WAVEWhitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric – shuttle along the waterfront in Whitby, Ontario. The self-driving shuttle is anticipated to be on Whitby streets in the coming weeks for on-road testing, followed by public ridership later this year.

The autonomous electric shuttle is emission-free and integrates cutting-edge smart infrastructure along the route to help create safer roads for pedestrians, cyclists, transit...

Durham Region Transit introduces new overnight service and regional route

Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2021 06:30 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Beginning September 7, 2021, Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be introducing service changes, including an overnight service, and a new regional route to the new Amazon Fulfillment Centre in Ajax.

The service enhancements include, for the first time, an overnight network in Durham. Route N1 Blue Night service will connect Harmony Terminal in Oshawa with Centennial Circle in Scarborough, travelling along the Highway 2, Simcoe Street, and Taunton Road corridors. It will connect...