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Durham Region Transit announces service reductions beginning March 23

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...

Durham Region Transit’s 2020 business plan and budget passed by Regional Council

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...

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...