News Releases

Posted Tuesday, 09 February, 2021

IMG_0883 Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) and Region of Durham Paramedic Services (RDPS) are working together; doing their part in the fight against COVID-19. Thorough collaboration, and a dedication to the health and safety of our community members, the team has launched an innovative mobile COVID-19 testing clinic.
Since the start of the pandemic, RDPS have been providing testing at various locations in Durham Region. With physical testing space becoming harder...

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Posted Thursday, 04 February, 2021

Whitby, Ontario – Members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually on Wednesday, February 3, to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates, which included the Whitby Autonomous Vehicle pilot, mobile paramedic clinic, Public Information Centres (PICs) and the 2021 Business Plan and Budget. Details and highlights include:
Whitby Autonomous Vehicle pilot: The Whitby Autonomous Vehicle pilot is a partnership with DRT, the Town...

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Posted Thursday, 07 January, 2021

Whitby, Ontario – Members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually at Regional Headquarters on Wednesday, January 6, to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates, which included paper transfers, On Demand ridership and PRESTO. Details and highlights include:
Paper transfers: To mitigate the risks of COVID-19 transmission and protect the health and safety of employees and customers, paper transfers were suspended at the onset...

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Posted Friday, 11 December, 2020

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be adjusting service levels for the holiday season and introducing service enhancements across the network in early 2021.
From December 25, 2020 to January 3, 2021, service levels will be adjusted to reflect demand as follows:
DATE
SCHEDULED SERVICE LEVEL
December 25: Christmas Day
Special *No On Demand service*
December 26: Boxing Day
Saturday
December...

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Posted Thursday, 03 December, 2020

Whitby, Ontario – Members of the Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met virtually at Regional Headquarters on Wednesday, December 2, to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates, which included holiday season service levels, upcoming service enhancements and the DRT U-Pass agreement for the 2020-2021 academic year. Details and other highlights include:
Holiday season service: In response to annual lower ridership during the holiday period,...

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