Posted on Thursday, June 04, 2020 09:30 AM
WHITBY, ON – On Wednesday, June 3, members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually and at Regional Headquarters for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in mid-March. The meeting included a strong focus on the implications of the pandemic on Durham Region Transit (DRT), as follows:
- Ridership: While ridership was exceeding expectations in the first ten weeks of 2020, due to the sudden 70 per cent decrease in ridership due to COVID-19, a 20 per cent reduction in...
Posted on Monday, June 01, 2020 07:15 AM
WHITBY, ON – Twenty-nine Durham Region Transit (DRT) operators are being recognized for their dedication and ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of passengers and the public with whom we share the roadways in and around Durham Region.
The Safe Driver Awards were established in 2015 to publicly honour DRT operators who have achieved safe driving milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years without a single preventable collision. Throughout 2019, the 29 employees celebrating Safe Driver milestones...
Posted on Monday, May 25, 2020 11:00 AM
WHITBY, ON – On Monday, June 8, Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be implementing additional service changes to reflect expected ridership levels and continue supporting the physical distancing directives from the Durham Region Health Department and provincial and federal governments. These modifications will be in effect until further notice.
The changes will more closely match capacity to expected ridership levels. As the economy reopens, modest ridership increases are expected over the summer....
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 10:45 AM
WHITBY, ON – On Monday, March 23, Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be implementing some service modifications to reflect reduced ridership demands and support the social distancing efforts recommended by the Durham Region Health Department and provincial and federal governments. These modifications will be in effect until further notice; the April 6 service change is postponed indefinitely.
DRT will begin implementing the following:
- Effective Wednesday, March 18, DRT’s Customer Service Centre at...
Posted on Wednesday, March 04, 2020 09:45 AM
WHITBY, ON – Last week, Regional Council passed Durham Region Transit’s (DRT) 2020 business plan and budget. This year’s plan once again allows DRT to build on improvements from the last few years. Highlights include:
- Improving service: more than 13,000 hours of net additional service over a 12-month period spanning 2020-2021, including the introduction of PULSE Simcoe 901.
- Improving access: new articulated buses on PULSE 900 Highway 2 starting in September, more access to destinations beyond...