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Take a ride with DRT to the Toronto Zoo

Posted on Monday, June 27, 2022 07:45 AM

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is bringing back Route 917Z to serve the Toronto Zoo and Rouge National Urban Park for summer 2022. More frequent and convenient than before, the 917Z connects Durham residents to family-friendly attractions in Toronto.

When: Route 917Z will operate on weekends and holidays, from 08:30 to 20:00, every 30 minutes, starting June 25 through September 6, 2022.

Where: Route 917Z will serve the Oshawa Centre Terminal, Whitby GO, Ajax GO, Pickering Parkway...

Masks and face coverings welcome on DRT vehicles

Posted on Friday, June 10, 2022 08:00 AM

Whitby, Ontario – As of June 11, the Province of Ontario will no longer require passengers to wear masks on public transit.

Although masks are not required for staff or riders, Durham Region Transit (DRT) respects and supports anyone who chooses to wear a mask.

DRT would like to thank riders for their co-operation throughout the pandemic.

Riders are reminded to stay safe and be respectful of DRT customers and employees at all times.


For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.

Transit Executive Committee: Open Payment Service; Demand Response Service; CIB helps fund electric buses

Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2022 11:45 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On June 8, members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates. Details and highlights include:

  • DRT Zero green-house gas emission fleet plan: In support of Durham Region’s Corporate Climate Change Action Plan, DRT plans to transition all transit vehicles to battery electric powered, zero green-house gas emission vehicles by 2037. DRT and the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) have agreed...

The CIB to invest up to $68 million in Durham Region's battery electric buses

Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2022 08:15 AM

Whitby, Ontario - The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and the Regional Municipality of Durham (Durham Region or the Region) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, that could see the CIB invest up to $68 million to support Durham Region Transit's (DRT) purchase of up to 100 battery electric buses by 2027.

The CIB's investment will contribute towards a portion of the capital acquisition costs of the battery electric buses. When compared to diesel buses, electric vehicles are anticipated to...

June 20, 2022 service updates

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 09:45 AM

Whitby, Ontario – This June, Durham Region Transit (DRT) services will be updated to include our seasonal service extension to the Toronto Zoo and Rouge National Urban Park, and to the Ajax Waterfront. Other changes include extending PULSE 901 and route N2 north to Winfield Farms, and reinstating service every 10 minutes on PULSE 901 on weekdays.

When: Service updates will begin on Monday, June 20, 2022.

Where: Routes are being adjusted across Durham Region as follows:

Affected route(s)