News Releases

Posted Monday, 23 January, 2023

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) now accepts more options for contactless payment.
Customers can pay fare by tapping a PRESTO card or credit card, including credit cards linked to smartphones and smartwatches.
When: Beginning January 23, 2023.
Where: Customers boarding DRT vehicles equipped with PRESTO machines.
Why: With credit card payment now available, customers have another option to pay when boarding. This eliminates the need for...

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Posted Friday, 13 January, 2023

Whitby, Ontario – On January 11, 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 Awareness Day , Queen’s Park: On Monday, December 5, 2022, the Ontario Public Transit Association (OPTA), in partnership with the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), held an in-person Lobby Day at Queen’s Park. OPTA and transit agencies...

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Posted Friday, 16 December, 2022

Whitby, Ontario – On Monday, January 2, 2023, Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be implementing service adjustments to improve service reliability, availability and address feedback from customers and staff.
Due to high demand, scheduled service will be expanded in certain locations. On Demand capacity will be reallocated to areas of high growth.
When: Service updates will begin on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Where: Routes are being adjusted across Durham Region...

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Posted Friday, 09 December, 2022

Whitby, Ontario – On December 7, members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates. Details and highlights include:
New TEC Chair and Vice-Chair: The committee honoured Marilyn Crawford, Regional Councillor of the Town of Ajax as Chair of the Transit Executive Committee; and Walter Schummer, Mayor of the Township of Brock as Vice-Chair.
Holiday service: With lower demand...

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Posted Monday, 21 November, 2022

Whitby, Ontario – Durham Region Transit (DRT) is implementing seasonal changes to two routes beginning December 5, 2022 and will also be adjusting service during the holiday period from December 24, 2022 to January 1, 2023.
When: Service updates come into effect on December 5, 2022.
Where: Routes are being adjusted across Durham Region as follows:
Service update
Affected route
Monday to Friday:
Seasonal service reduction due...

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