Durham Region Transit operators recognized for excellence in safe driving

Posted on Thursday May 27, 2021

Whitby, Ontario - On May 26, Durham Region Transit (DRT) recognized 31 operators, virtually, at Regional Council with a Safe Driver Award. This award is for their dedication to safety and efforts; ensuring roads in Durham Region remain safe for transit customers, residents and visitors.

The Safe Driver Awards publicly honour DRT operators who have achieved safe driving milestones of five, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 years, without a preventable collision.

Throughout 2020, DRT employees drove over 11 million kilometres—providing an essential service supporting the wide-ranging COVID-19 response efforts during unprecedented times. These remarkable achievements are a testament to the dedication of DRT employees who serve their community with a safety-first mentality.

Customers are invited to recognize a DRT operator or any frontline staff for exceptional customer service, by contacting Customer Service at 1-866-247-0055 or submitting a Customer Comment form at DurhamRegionTransit.com.


“The Region is thankful for our public transit operators and proud of their dedication to sustaining DRT’s reputation as a safe travel option for customers and residents. Congratulations to these outstanding operators for their long-term commitment to safety.” 

-        John Henry, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer

“DRT operators who have maintained their dedication to safety over the years have achieved a remarkable milestone. I extend my sincerest congratulations to these operators on being recognized for excellence in community safety, an important priority for DRT and the broader community.”

-        Shaun Collier, Mayor of Ajax and Chair of the Transit Executive Committee

“The benchmarks of the Safe Driver Awards program are highly respected throughout the transit industry. The professionalism and dedication of all DRT staff in the delivery of safe and quality service year after year is the cornerstone of DRT.”

-        Bill Holmes, General Manager of Durham Region Transit

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.