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Durham Region to see first articulated buses in 2021

Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2019 11:30 AM

WHITBY, ON – As announced at today’s Transit Executive Committee (TEC) meeting, Durham Region Transit (DRT) is purchasing six articulated Nova buses for the PULSE 900 Highway 2 route.

“These new buses provide an efficient, cost-effective way to increase capacity along our PULSE Highway 2 route, the backbone of our frequent network,” says Vincent Patterson, General Manager.  “One in four DRT passengers use our PULSE service every day; the articulated buses will provide a better customer experience,...

Council passes Durham Region Transit budget

Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2019 08:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – Regional Council passed Durham Region Transit’s (DRT) 2019 budget, which continues to build on improvements introduced in 2018. Highlights include:

  • More service: nearly 8,000 net additional service hours over a 12-month period spanning 2019-2020, including more service on DRT’s busiest routes and expanding OnDemand service in the north.
  • More coverage: more homes, schools and work locations are within walking distance of a bus stop as service expands to new growth areas throughout the...

Have your voice heard at the Durham Region Transit Public Information Centres

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2019 08:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is pleased to announce upcoming Public Information Centres (PICs). These well-attended public forums, held annually in each municipality throughout Durham Region, are designed to solicit public feedback on proposed changes and enhancements to DRT services.   

“The public input we receive at the PICs each year is invaluable: it is a great opportunity for our customers to have their voices heard and provide feedback on our services,” says Vincent Patterson,...

Transit Executive Committee recommends 2019 Budget

Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2019 07:00 AM

 WHITBY, ON – The Durham Region Transit Executive Committee discussed the 2019 Durham Region Transit (DRT) Business Plan and Budget at its scheduled meeting yesterday.

Highlights of the 2019 operating and capital projects include the following customer focused service priorities:

  • Transit services increased by nearly 8,000 net additional service hours over a 12-month period spanning 2019-2020, including more service on DRT’s busier routes and expansion of DRT’s OnDemand service in north Durham.

February 2019 Transit Executive Committee updates

Posted on Friday, February 08, 2019 07:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – The Durham Region Transit (DRT) Transit Executive Committee convened earlier this week to discuss 2019 transit initiatives and priorities.

The 2019 Service and Financing Study was presented and outlines the following customer focused service priorities:

  • Investing in service enhancements, continuing the commitment to the five-year service strategy that launched in 2016
  • Strengthening transit services with a focus on Rural North Durham
  • Improving customer amenities at transit stops
  • Managing...