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Public Information Centres: Social Equity policy, and Customer Policies

Posted on Monday, March 08, 2021 10:00 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is pleased to announce the virtual return of its popular Public Information Centres (PIC) for 2021. This year, two PICs will be held. The first session will focus on a new draft Social Equity policy, and Customer Policies. The second will seek input on DRT service and routes.

Information about the upcoming PICs is available online now. Residents and customers are encouraged to read through the presentation boards online and leave a virtual sticky note...

Durham Region launches mobile COVID-19 testing clinic

Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2021 09:30 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) and Region of Durham Paramedic Services (RDPS) are working together; doing their part in the fight against COVID-19. Thorough collaboration, and a dedication to the health and safety of our community members, the team has launched an innovative mobile COVID-19 testing clinic.

Since the start of the pandemic, RDPS have been providing testing at various locations in Durham Region. With physical testing space becoming harder to obtain, and the weather...

Transit Executive Committee: Whitby Autonomous Vehicle, mobile paramedic clinic, Public Information Centres

Posted on Thursday, February 04, 2021 07:15 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually on Wednesday, February 3, to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates, which included the Whitby Autonomous Vehicle pilot, mobile paramedic clinic, Public Information Centres (PICs) and the 2021 Business Plan and Budget. Details and highlights include:

  • Whitby Autonomous Vehicle pilot: The Whitby Autonomous Vehicle pilot is a partnership with DRT, the Town of Whitby and other various...

Transit Executive Committee: Paper transfers, On Demand ridership and PRESTO

Posted on Thursday, January 07, 2021 07:45 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually at Regional Headquarters on Wednesday, January 6, to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates, which included paper transfers, On Demand ridership and PRESTO. Details and highlights include:

  • Paper transfers: To mitigate the risks of COVID-19 transmission and protect the health and safety of employees and customers, paper transfers were suspended at the onset of COVID-19. TEC approved the...

Service adjustments for the holiday season and enhancements for all routes beginning January 4, 2021

Posted on Friday, December 11, 2020 06:15 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be adjusting service levels for the holiday season and introducing service enhancements across the network in early 2021.

From December 25, 2020 to January 3, 2021, service levels will be adjusted to reflect demand as follows:

DATE

SCHEDULED SERVICE LEVEL

December 25: Christmas Day

Special *No On Demand service*

December 26: Boxing Day

Saturday

December 27

Sunday

December 28

Reduced Sunday *Early On Demand start at 05:00*

December 29

Reduced Sunday *Early On...