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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,...

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 durhamregiontransit.com/ruraltransit, 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...