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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,...

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,...