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Durham Region Transit seeks public input to shape the future of transit in rural Durham

Posted on Tuesday, November 05, 2019 07:15 AM

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be hosting eight drop-in events throughout Brock, Scugog and Uxbridge Townships, and the Municipality of Clarington, as part of its Rural Transit Review. Residents are invited to provide comments and suggestions online by completing the survey at, or in person at an upcoming drop-in.

“This initiative seeks to create value for residents as part of DRT’s ongoing efforts to increase mobility options in all areas of...

Durham Region Transit launches pilot Transit Assistance Program

Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 09:45 AM

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) continues to prioritize the transit needs of Durham Region residents by introducing a new pilot fare program, the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) for low-income individuals. This PRESTO-based program will launch Nov. 1, 2019 and will improve transit access and affordability for customers currently receiving Social Assistance in Durham Region. With TAP you can pay as you go and ride DRT unlimited for the month for only $44.80.

The Nov. 1 launch extends to...

Transit Executive Committee: ridership updates

Posted on Thursday, October 03, 2019 08:15 AM

WHITBY, ON – Yesterday afternoon, the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee received ridership updates for various Durham Region Transit (DRT) services offered across the Region.

DRT fare incentives and service expansion contributed to significant ridership growth:

  • Year to date ridership is up 1.8 per cent, with July ridership seeing a strong increase of 9.3 per cent above 2018.
  • The Kids ride free incentive, a pilot program launched May 1 and is still ongoing, contributed to strong growth in...

On Demand service expanding to Brock Township

Posted on Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) continues to improve and enhance service throughout Durham Region and is pleased to announce that effective September 2, 2019, On Demand service will be expanded to Brock Township.

On Demand is a flexible and convenient option to help residents access scheduled service when possible, or take customers where they need to go directly when scheduled service is not an option.

“Ensuring transit is a reliable option for our residents in the north municipalities is...

Do more, drive less with the Y10 monthly pass: your youth loyalty fare incentive

Posted on Friday, August 09, 2019 11:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) continues to offer fare incentives to help residents and visitors of Durham Region get where they need to go, safely and reliably. Along with the kids ride free incentive, there is now a back to school fare incentive for youth, ages 13 to 19, for the 2019/2020 academic year.

DRT is pleased to announce a 10-month school year youth loyalty fare incentive, the Y10 monthly pass. By purchasing the September Y10 monthly pass at any DRT PRESTO point of sale,...