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Durham Transit to cut fares during pandemic

By Chris Jones/The Oshawa Express

Durham Region Transit (DRT) will be opening its doors to all as the transit organization is offering free rides.

According to a press release from DRT, the transit organization is implementing a number of changes due to COVID-19, and the free fares are only one of them.

As of today (Thursday, March 19), able-bodied passengers are to enter through the rear door. Those who need mobility aides, such as the ramp, will continue to use the front door.

The number of passengers will also be limited on each bus in order to promote social distancing.

Beginning on Monday, March 23, DRT has also announced there will be service reductions to a number of routes, which can be found at

According to the statement from DRT, the changes will be in effect until further notice.

DRT has also launched a webpage dedicated to information regarding COVID-19. Visit for more information.