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DRT 2-for-1 Summer Youth Pass

Posted on Monday, June 05, 2023 12:46 PM

Durham Region Transit (DRT) is again offering the 2-for-1 Summer Youth Pass via PRESTO. Customers who are 13 to 19 years of age can purchase the 2-for-1 Summer Youth Pass for $93.50—that’s two monthly passes for the cost of one monthly pass.

Once purchased, the August pass will automatically renew on the customer’s PRESTO card prior to the beginning of August.

When: Summer Youth Passes are available for purchase beginning June 21. These 2-for-1 passes will provide unlimited travel from July 1 to...

June 19, 2023, service updates

Posted on Friday, June 02, 2023 10:22 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On Monday, June 19, 2023, Durham Region Transit (DRT) will implement service updates to improve connections on select routes and adjust for seasonal demand.

When: Service updates will begin on Monday, June 19, 2023.

Where: The transit network is being adjusted across Durham Region as follows:

Affected RouteChange(s)


Monday to Friday:

  • To improve service reliability, the route will no longer service Kingston Road, Glenanna Road or the Pickering Parkway Terminal. Customers can board...

Highlights from the May 2023 Transit Executive Committee Meeting

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2023 12:19 PM

Whitby, Ontario – On May 3, members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates. Details and highlights include:

  • Key features of electric buses: DRT is planning its transition to a zero-emission transit fleet, a key part of the E-Mission Zero program, which supports the Region’s Corporate Climate Change Action Plan. In April, DRT hosted project partners to celebrate financial agreements in support of its electric...

Contactless debit card payment now available on Durham Region Transit

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2023 01:23 PM

Whitby, Ontario – Following the successful launch of contactless credit card payments in January, Durham Region Transit (DRT) is now pleased to accept contactless debit card payment.

Customers can pay fare by tapping a PRESTO card, debit card or credit card, including cards linked to smartphones and smartwatches.

Payments made by credit or debit card are equal to the adult cash fare cost of riding Durham Region Transit.

When: Beginning May 2, 2023.

Where: Customers boarding DRT vehicles equipped with...

Durham Region Transit and partners announce funding agreements in support of electric buses

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 02:21 PM

From left to right: John Henry, Regional Chair and CEO; Brian Reilly, Director, Investments, Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB); Marilyn Crawford, Deputy Mayor for the Town of Ajax and Chair of the Transit Executive Committee for Durham Regional Council; Doug Proska, Managing Director, EnerFORGE; Mylene Tassy, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Nova Bus; Bill Holmes, General Manager of Durham Region Transit.

Whitby, Ontario – On April 26, Durham Region Transit (DRT) welcomed announcements from...