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Regional Council recognizes safe DRT drivers

Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 08:00 PM

WHITBY, ON (May 9, 2018) – Earlier today, a record 43 DRT Operators were recognized for their dedication to safety and efforts to ensure that the roads in Durham Region remain safe for residents and visitors. The Safe Driver Awards were celebrated at a meeting of Regional Council.The Safe Driver Awards were established in 2015 as a way to publicly honour DRT Operators celebrating safe driving milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years without a single preventable collision. This year’s 43...

DRT unveils 2018 ridership growth initiatives

Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 08:00 PM

WHITBY, ON (April 23, 2018) – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is taking steps to further increase ridership in 2018. In addition to continuing to improve the Region’s transit network, DRT is implementing exciting ridership growth initiatives, which include freezing most fares and piloting two new summer youth and family-focused fare incentives.This year’s nearly 11,000 hours of service enhancements include:- Increased bus service on DRT’s High-Frequency Network.- New bus service in growth areas.-...

Public Information Centres - DRT continues to grow in 2018

Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2018 07:00 PM

WHITBY, ON (March 2, 2018) – Durham Region Transit’s (DRT) annual Public Information Centres (PIC) are kicking off on March 6, in Whitby, and wrapping up on March 24, in Pickering. Residents are encouraged to come out to meet service planning staff and provide feedback as DRT begins planning for 2019. Information will also be available on the 2018 Service Plan, which focuses on providing improvements to the High Frequency Network, continued extension of services to new communities and employment...

DRT continues to grow in 2018

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 07:00 PM

WHITBY, ON (Feb. 14, 2018) – Earlier today, Regional Council passed Durham Region Transit’s (DRT) budget for 2018, which continues to build on the improvements introduced in 2017. Budget highlights include: - Nearly 11,000 hours of increased service.- The purchase of new buses, including four new growth buses.- Revamped website, as a part of improved customer communications. Close to 11,000 hours of increased service will strengthen DRT’s High Frequency Network, including the addition of Route...

DRT makes it easy to celebrate safely

Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 07:00 PM

​WHITBY, ON – Durham Region Transit is once again making it easy to celebrate New Year’s Eve safely. On Sunday, Dec. 31, after 8 p.m., residents and visitors to the Region can ride DRT for free! If you’re planning to stay out late, DRT is offering extended service, which includes late-night shuttles from GO Stations, until 3 a.m. Route and schedule information is available online at durhamregiontransit.com. Free and extended New Year’s Eve service also applies to specialized services. Trips on...