Facts and figures

We are one of Ontario's largest regional transit systems, serving eight unique area municipalities: Ajax, Brock, Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge, and Whitby. We have over 220 vehicles, running more than 520,000 annual service hours at 2,800 stops. Each year, DRT safely moves over 10 million people across the Region.

Service plans

We use feedback from customers, operators, field observations, data analysis, as well as other transit agencies to make our service better. Annual service plans are approved by the Durham Region Transit Commission and Council, annually.

2019

Summary

  • Almost 8,000 hours of new service
  • Seven new growth buses
  • Four new bus operators

Frequent Network

  • Route 216 Harwood, 405 Wilson and 407 Ritson added to the Frequent Network
  • Route 224 Harwood-Salem extended along Salem Road to Taunton Road
  • Early Saturday morning service added to routes 216 Harwood, 302 Brock-Baldwin, 401 Simcoe, 407 Ritson, 915 Taunton, 916 Rossland and PULSE 900 Highway 2
  • Saturday late-evening service added to routes 302 Brock-Baldwin, 915 Taunton and 916 Rossland
  • Additional late-evening trips added to routes 224 Harwood-Salem, 302 Brock-Baldwin, 915 Taunton and 916 Rossland
  • Route 916 Rossland afternoon service improved to every 15 minutes
  • PULSE 900 Highway 2 Sunday service improved to every 15 minutes, between downtown Oshawa and the Pickering Town Centre
  • Capacity increased on routes 401 Simcoe and 915 Taunton during weekday peak periods

Expanding to new growth areas

  • North Pickering (Brock Road and Zents Drive)
    • Route 112 Brock via Rex Heath Drive
  • North Oshawa (Kedron Street)
    • Route 420 Britannia West extended to Windfields Farm
    • New route 422 Simcoe-Bloor connects Oshawa Station to Windfields Farm, via Simcoe Street
  • Whitby (Brooklin)
    • Route 302 Brock-Baldwin adjusted routing to remove duplication with route 304 Anderson
    • Route 304 Anderson extended to Brooklin and UOIT/DC, replacing route 310 Winchester

Expansion to employment and commercial areas

  • Additional Monday to Saturday late evening trips on routes 216 Harwood, 217 Monarch, 223 Bayly, 305 Thickson and 308 Whitby Shores, replacing late night shuttle service
  • Additional weekday morning trips on route 406 Wentworth
  • Additional Sunday evening trips on route 403 Park
  • Increased frequency to 30 minutes on routes 305 Thickson and 910 Campus Connect
  • Additional Saturday morning trips on routes 110 West Pickering, 112 Brock, 223, Bayly, 305 Thickson, 403 Park and 910 Campus Connect
  • Additional Saturday late evening trips on routes 110 West Pickering, 112 Brock, 223 Bayly and 403 Park

Additional service changes

  • More direct routing (faster customer travel times) on routes 101 Bay Ridges, 219 Ravenscroft, 225 Audley North, 291 Ajax Community Route and 312 Central Whitby
  • Trip reductions on Route 111 Finch during weekday peak periods reflecting use
  • Sunday service cancelled on route 103 reflecting low use, alternatives available
  • Route 218 Pickering Beach service cancelled, alternatives available
  • Trip reductions on routes 217 Monarch, 226 Westney South and 232 Church during weekday peak periods, reflecting use
  • Trip reductions on routes 226 Westney South and 232 Church, after 20:00 Monday to Saturday, reflecting use, alternatives available
  • Frequency reduction to 60 minutes on routes 225 Audley North, 226 Westney South and 232 Church
  • Trip reductions on routes 304 Anderson and 308 Whitby Shores during weekday peak periods, reflecting use
  • Trip reductions on route 304 Anderson, after 20:00, Monday to Saturday, reflecting use, alternatives available
  • More direct routing (faster customer travel times) on routes 601 Brock-Uxbridge, 603 Pickering Uxbridge and 950 Reach-Simcoe North
  • New Sunday service on route 950
  • New schedules provide new connections with GO Transit at Highway 407 and Pickering Station
  • OnDemand services to Orillia and Lindsay extended to Port Perry
  • OnDemand available seven days per week and expanded into Brock Township

2018

Summary

  • Nearly 11,000 hours of new service
  • Four new growth buses
  • Seven new bus operators
  • New website for better customer communications

High Frequency improvements

  • Route 120 Whites will run every 30 minutes or better, seven days a week
  • Route 915 Taunton extended to Harmony Terminal (via UOIT/Durham College)
  • Early Saturday morning service for Routes 120 Whites, 224 Harwood-Salem, 302 Baldwin-Brock, 915 Taunton, and 916 Rossland
  • Extended Saturday evening service for Route 224 Harwood-Salem
  • Earlier Sunday morning and extended evening service for Routes 120 Whites and 224 Harwood-Salem
  • Route 401 Simcoe gets improved Sunday service, mirroring Saturday
  • More capacity during weekday peak periods on Routes 401 Simcoe and 915 Taunton

Expanding to new growth areas

  • North Pickering (Brock and Zents) *delayed due to construction
    • Route 112 through Rex Heath Drive
  • East Ajax (Rossland and Audley)
    • Route 225 through Turnerbury Ave
  • Whitby (Brooklin)
    • Route 302 extended west of Baldwin
    • Route 310 to operate 7 days a week
  • North Oshawa (Kedron)
    • Route 310 to operate 7 days a week along Simcoe north of Conlin
    • Route 417 to operate 7 days a week
    • Route 420 extended to Windfields Farms

Improvements to employment and commercial areas - Routes

  • 217 Monarch
  • 223 Bayly
  • 305 Thickson
  • 403 Park
  • 405 Wilson
  • 407 Ritson Colonel Sam
  • 409 Garrard Stevenson
  • 410 Olive Harmony
  • 411 South Courtice

2017

Summary

  • Schedule and resource realignments leading up to High Frequency improvements
  • Reallocation of resources from low-ridership routes to busier routes

High Frequency improvements

  • PULSE 900 Highway 2 and 401 Simcoe gets 30 minute or better service, seven days a week
  • Routes 224 Harwood-Salem, 302 Brock-Baldwin, 915 Taunton, and 916 Rossland get 30 minute or better service, until 19:00, seven days a week
  • Routes 302 Baldwin-Brock, 915 Taunton, and 916 Rossland get Saturday and Sunday service frequency increases
  • Route 224 Harwood-Salem gets increased Sunday service

New service

  • Route 120 Whites gets Sunday service increases to 30 minutes, between 10:00 and 18:00
  • New Route 420 West Britannia introduces 30 minute weekday peak-period service between UOIT/DC north campus and Britannia West
  • New Route 408 Garrard-Stevenson will service to the Garrard and Stevenson area
  • Route 305 Thickson gets two-way service on Thickson, from Consumers to Taunton
  • Route 910 Campus Connect gets two-way service on Thornton, from Gibb to Taunton
  • Route 409 Garrard gets two-way service on Garrard, from Gibb to Taunton
  • New Route 603 Brock Road introduces weekday service from Pickering Parkway Terminal to Uxbridge (replaces Route 199)
  • New Routes 651 Uxbridge Demand Response and 652 Scugog Demand response introduces weekday demand-response service connecting lower-density areas of Scugog and Uxbridge Townships with Port Perry and Uxbridge
  • New Route 653 Beaverton-Orillia introduces one-day-a-week demand-response service between Beaverton and Orillia
  • New Route 654 Cannington-Lindsay introduces one-day-a-week demand-response service between Cannington and Kawartha Lakes

Five year service strategy

The Durham Region Transit's Five year service strategy provides a vision of our transit network in 2020.

Transportation Master Plan

The Region of Durham's Transportation Master Plan outlines the policies, programs, and road improvements needed to meet future transportation needs.