DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard
NORTH DURHAM: Local residents are being asked to share their opinions as Durham Region Transit (DRT) prepares a new five-year service strategy for the area.
DRT manager of customer service Christopher Norris appeared before Uxbridge council at their meeting on Monday, Oct. 19 to provide an update on current transit options as well as possibilities of future services for North Durham.
As Mr. Norris explained, DRT is “one of the largest transit systems in terms of area” in southern Ontario, with integration with GO Transit and the TTC. Currently, options are being explored, such as added collaboration with York Region Transit, which could bring more options to users in the area.
“We’re looking at corridors not currently serviced by transit, such as a route to Newmarket along Davis
Dr. and new Hwy. 407 car pool lots,” said Mr. Norris. “This is a full review of services offered in North Durham and we’ll be looking at things like vehicle size, service options and how to leverage new technology that’s available for transit.”
Public Information Centres (PIC) will be held throughout North Durham to allow local residents the chance to ask questions and provide comments regarding transit options. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, a session will be held at Cannington Arena from 5 to 7 p.m. Uxbridge Arena will host a transit PIC on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. The final PIC is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30 at Scugog Arena between 6 and 8 p.m.
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