Public transit service in Durham Region has a long history prior to the creation of DRT, dating back to the 19th century.
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It was formed by the merger of Ajax/Pickering Transit, Whitby Transit, Oshawa Transit, and Clarington Transit.
DRT's operation is overseen by the Durham Region Transit Commission, consisting of the members of Durham Region Council.
Durham Region Transit (DRT) is the regional public transit operator in Durham Region, east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Its headquarters are at 605 Rossland Rd East in Whitby, Ontario, and there are regional centres in Ajax, Whitby, and Oshawa.
These lanes, which incorporate bicycle lanes into their design, A further advancement of rapid transit is now in the proposal stage; the Highway 2 BRT would eventually be replaced with light rail transit all the way east to Courtice Road in Clarington, and west into Scarborough in Toronto.
It would be complemented by two further LRT lines: on Simcoe Street in Oshawa (from Bloor to Highway 407), and on Taunton Road (from Simcoe Street in Oshawa to Whites Road in Pickering).On October 5, 2006, members of Local 222 began a legal strike action against DRT.All services were suspended other than those operated by Trentway-Wagar in Whitby.In April 2007, a new Durham Region Transit Executive Committee was created to take over day-to-day oversight responsibilities, with the full Commission meeting on a limited basis as needed.The Executive Committee consists of the Regional Chair and one councilor from each of the eight Durham Region municipalities as appointed by the Mayor of each municipality.One component of the plan was a bus rapid transit line on Highway 2 between Pickering and Oshawa.