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Province student transportation funding formula review great opportunity for Durham Region Transit (DRT)

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2020 09:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – Last week Sam Oosterhoff, the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education, announced the province is moving forward with a review of the student transportation funding formula to achieve a more efficient and accountable student transportation system and improve the transportation experience for students across the province.

First announced in March 2019, the review responds to calls from student transportation partners to improve the funding formula, which could be more...

Durham Region Transit General Manager’s Report updates

Posted on Thursday, December 05, 2019 06:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – Members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) gathered at Regional Headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 4 to review the last General Manager’s Report of 2019. In addition to receiving a budget status update projecting Durham Region Transit (DRT) will remain within the approved budget at year’s end, TEC approved DRT’s fare strategy report.

The five-year fare strategy positions DRT to establish a predictable and simplified framework that leverages the PRESTO electronic fare...

Celebrate safely with Durham Region Transit

Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019 07:15 AM

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) wants you to celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve: on Tuesday, Dec. 31, after 8 p.m., residents and visitors to the Region can ride all DRT services for free! DRT is offering extended service, including late night shuttles from GO Stations, until 3 a.m.

“At DRT safety is always paramount,” says Bill Holmes, General Manager of DRT. “During the festive season and on New Year’s Eve, we want everyone to make the right choice. When out celebrating, have a...

Durham Region Transit unveils a new holiday bus

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2019 07:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is proud to unveil a new holiday bus, for participation in regional holiday events, and to help support Durham Regional Police Service’s (DRPS) 2019 Festive R.I.D.E. launch and 31st annual Food and Toy Drive kick-off.

Featuring a creative, whimsical and festive full-body decal, the DRT holiday bus artwork captures the diverse landscape of the Region of Durham, both the urban development cityscape in lakeshore municipalities, as well as the thriving...

New General Manager announced for Durham Region Transit

Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2019 10:30 AM

Durham Region appoints new General Manager of Durham Region Transit

Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham is pleased to announce that the Transit Executive Committee has approved the appointment of William (Bill) Holmes to the position of General Manager (GM), Transit for The Regional Municipality of Durham.

“We are pleased to appoint Bill Holmes to this strategic senior position, which oversees our transit operations,” said Elaine Baxter-Trahair, Chief Administrative Officer. “Since joining DRT,...