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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...

Highlights from the April 2023 Transit Executive Committee Meeting

Posted on Thursday, April 06, 2023 07:30 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On April 5, members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates. Details and highlights include:

  • Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day: During the week of March 18, to celebrate Transit Operator and Worker Appreciation Day, DRT highlighted employees on social media, noting their contributions to public transit in Durham. This annual day of recognition honours operations, maintenance and...

April 17, 2023 service updates

Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 06:00 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On Monday, April 17, 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, April 17, 2023.

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

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Monday to Sunday:

  • Trips will operate to and from North Campus Terminal, seven days a week, providing direct service between Brooklin and North Campus Terminal. Select trips will...

Region of Durham and DRT accepting applications from Oshawa, Scugog and Uxbridge representatives for the Transit Advisory Committee

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023 08:30 AM

Whitby, Ontario – The Region of Durham and Durham Region Transit (DRT) are currently accepting applications from residents in Oshawa, Scugog and Uxbridge for the Transit Advisory Committee (TAC).

The TAC is comprised of 17 members in total (16 voting and one non-voting) with representation from each area municipality. Details about membership, composition and eligibility criteria are outlined in the Terms of Reference.

When: Completed applications should be submitted to the Regional Clerk.