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Highlights from the June 2023 Transit Executive Committee Meeting

Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2023 11:50 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On June 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:

  • DRT recognized at accessibility conference: On June 3, the Accessible Durham Conference recognized DRT for helping to improve accessibility throughout Durham Region. This acknowledges our programs and services, such as technology and equipment to make transit vehicles and infrastructure accessible; or...

Durham Region Transit partnering with Canadian Blood Services for National Blood Donor Day

Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2023 02:55 PM

Whitby, Ontario – June 14 is National Blood Donor Day and Durham Region Transit (DRT) is teaming up with Canadian Blood Services to help make a meaningful impact.  

DRT representatives will be donating blood on June 14 as part of National Public Service Week (June 12 – 17).

Anyone can participate with DRT by visiting blood.ca/account and signing in/creating an account, joining the DRT Team and booking an appointment to donate blood on June 14.

When: June 14 is National Blood Donor Day and DRT staff,...

DRT 2-for-1 Summer Youth Pass

Posted on Monday, June 05, 2023 12:46 PM

Durham Region Transit (DRT) is again offering the 2-for-1 Summer Youth Pass via PRESTO. Customers who are 13 to 19 years of age can purchase the 2-for-1 Summer Youth Pass for $93.50—that’s two monthly passes for the cost of one monthly pass.

Once purchased, the August pass will automatically renew on the customer’s PRESTO card prior to the beginning of August.

When: Summer Youth Passes are available for purchase beginning June 21. These 2-for-1 passes will provide unlimited travel from July 1 to...

June 19, 2023, service updates

Posted on Friday, June 02, 2023 10:22 AM

Whitby, Ontario – On Monday, June 19, 2023, Durham Region Transit (DRT) will implement service updates to improve connections on select routes and adjust for seasonal demand.

When: Service updates will begin on Monday, June 19, 2023.

Where: The transit network is being adjusted across Durham Region as follows:

Affected RouteChange(s)

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Monday to Friday:

  • To improve service reliability, the route will no longer service Kingston Road, Glenanna Road or the Pickering Parkway Terminal. Customers can board...

Highlights from the May 2023 Transit Executive Committee Meeting

Posted on Thursday, May 04, 2023 12:19 PM

Whitby, Ontario – On May 3, members of the Durham Region Transit Executive Committee (TEC) met to discuss various Durham Region Transit (DRT) initiatives and updates. Details and highlights include:

  • Key features of electric buses: DRT is planning its transition to a zero-emission transit fleet, a key part of the E-Mission Zero program, which supports the Region’s Corporate Climate Change Action Plan. In April, DRT hosted project partners to celebrate financial agreements in support of its electric...