DRT makes it easy to celebrate safely

Posted on Friday December 14, 2018

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 customers again this year, and to encourage the community to celebrate safely this New Year’s Eve,” says Vincent Patterson, General Manager of DRT. “At DRT we pride ourselves on providing safe and reliable service, this holiday season and always.”

DRT’s free and extended service on New Year’s Eve is made possible in part by generous support from the Durham Regional Police Services Board and Ontario Power Generation.

“The Durham Regional Police Services Board is proud to support the annual free New Year’s Eve transit service,” says Kevin Ashe, Acting Chair of the Durham Regional Police Services Board. “This initiative promotes safety and responsibility, but not at the expense of a good time. Free transit service will reduce the likelihood of impaired driving in our community and the Board endorses this program with enthusiasm.”

To plan your trip or see real-time Next Ride info, visit our new responsive website at durhamregiontransit.com.

If you’re out celebrating, let DRT be your designated driver. Get home safely and start 2019 off right with DRT!

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Shelley Pollock – Communications and Marketing
905-668-7711 ext. 3701 or shelley.pollock@durham.ca
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