March 2020 Durham Region Transit Updates

March 6, 2020 Marilyn Crawford 7154 views

Here is an update on developments and improvements to the Durham Region Transit system.

Highlights:

☑ Proposed increase of $0.05 to Presto and ticket rides, $0.25 to cash rides, first increase to cash rides since 2016.

☑ 8 electric buses will be added to the fleet.

☑ 11 hybrid buses - stationed at the Ajax bus depot and will travel both local and regional roads.

☑ Articulated buses will be delivered to the Region in the spring, training will proceed through the summer and fully on the road in September. Making 44 stops on Hwy 2 from Pickering to Oshawa.

☑ First ever Autonomous/Electric Shuttle in Whitby as a one year pilot, it will be manned for customer service and to take control if needed.

Improving incentives: continuation of fare incentives making it easier to ride DRT, including kids ride free and the removal of the 'with a fare paying passenger' stipulation, youth (ages 13-19) monthly 2-for-1 passes for July and August, Y10 youth pass, and the Transit Assistance Program (TAP) pilot for persons receiving social assistance in Durham.

Should you have any comments or concerns regarding the Durham Region Transit updates, please connect with me.


Keyword tags:Proposed fare increase Durham Region Transit, 8 electric busses added to the DRT fleet, 11 Hybrid Busses Added to the DRT fleet, Autonomous bus/shuttle to be tested in Whitby

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