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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...

Government funding support for Durham Region Transit

Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 10:00 AM

WHITBY, ON – Regional Chair John Henry, several Regional Councillors and Durham MPPs were at Regional Headquarters on Friday, Jan. 18 to celebrate the recently announced provincial gas tax funding for Durham Region Transit (DRT). For 2019, DRT will be receiving $8,866,900, nearly $200,000 more than for 2018, and plans to increase mobility options with more frequent, flexible and seamless service in all areas of the Region.

“We are delighted to receive increased provincial funding for 2019,” says...

DRT makes it easy to celebrate safely

Posted on Friday, December 14, 2018 09:45 AM

WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit (DRT) makes it easy to celebrate New Year’s Eve safely: on Monday, Dec. 31, after 8 p.m., residents and visitors to the Region can ride DRT for free!DRT is offering extended service, including late night shuttles from GO Stations, until 3 a.m. This free and extended New Year’s Eve service is also available for customers requiring On Demand/Specialized Services, available on a first come, first served basis.“We are pleased to offer extended service to our...

June 25 Service Improvements: DRT Continues to Make Life Easier

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 08:00 PM

WHITBY, ON (June 14, 2018) – On June 25, Durham Region Transit (DRT) is rolling out significant improvements across its network that will make life easier for current and new customers alike. As the Region continues to grow, so does DRT’s goal of increasing ridership. June’s service enhancements were approved by Regional Council earlier this year and contain thousands of hours of new service, including earlier starts and later end times for many routes. Updated route maps are available at...