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Durham Region Transit: Holiday season service, service enhancements and the 2020/2021 U-Pass agreement

Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2020 06:00 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually at Regional Headquarters on Wednesday, December 2, to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates, which included holiday season service levels, upcoming service enhancements and the DRT U-Pass agreement for the 2020-2021 academic year. Details and other highlights include:

  • Holiday season service: In response to annual lower ridership during the holiday period, DRT will operate with reduced...

DRT buses get masks as an important reminder: we’re on this ride together

Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2020 10:00 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Earlier today— as part of the We’re on This Ride Together awareness campaign and in an effort to continue to encourage all passengers to wear a mask while using public transit—Durham Region Transit (DRT) unveiled its huge mask decal; to be displayed on three buses within its fleet.

The large mask decals, which span the entire front of the bus, will serve as a reminder to all those in the Region of the importance of wearing a mask when out in the community, including on board DRT...

Durham Region Transit: PRESTO increase in contactless payment and Simcoe Street Transit Priority Pilot Study

Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 10:30 AM

Whitby, Ontario –Members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually at Regional Headquarters on Wednesday, November 4, to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates, which included PRESTO, the Battery Electric Bus Pilot and the Simcoe Street Transit Priority Pilot Study.

  • PRESTO updates: After distributing over 4,000 free PRESTO cards during the first few months of the pandemic,in mid-September, DRT began waiving the $6.00 activation fee (with a minimum $6.50...

On Demand is in demand; close to 6,000 trips booked in first month

Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 08:15 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) launched a new service plan, including a new On Demand service model, a month ago to meet existing and projected customer demand, from early morning to late night, seven days a week. Part of the Ridership Recovery Framework, with a goal of encouraging and increasing transit ridership, the first month of On Demand ridership numbers are in and are encouraging:

  • 5,844 trips delivered
  • 65 per cent trips booked through the DRT On Demand app
  • 30 per cent of users...

Canada and Ontario invest in modern public transit and active transportation infrastructure for residents of Durham Region

Posted on Friday, September 18, 2020 07:45 AM

Canada and Ontario invest in modern public transit and active transportation infrastructure for residents of Durham Region

Oshawa, Ontario, September 18, 2020—The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario. But the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than Canadians’ personal health; it is also having a profound impact on the economy.

That is why governments have been taking decisive action to support families, businesses and communities, and...