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Durham Region partners for new transit routes

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More convenient than ever

If you live in Durham Region, getting to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology campus will be easier than ever before. Beginning in September, flexible, convenient and affordable campus-focused transit routes will be offered in the region.

Direct routes to the university will be offered at half-hour intervals during peak times in the morning and afternoon. In addition to making designated stops at all major intersections, the buses will stop as required by students. Additional stops may be added and bus times may be adjusted to serve students' needs.

Here's an overview of the routes:

West route: The bus will leave the Pickering GO station and travel along Bayly Road to Westney Road. The bus will stop at the Ajax GO station and continue travelling along Westney Road to Kingston Road and up to Cochrane Street in Whitby. The bus will travel along Cochrane Street to Rossland Road, up to Brock Street and along Taunton Road to Simcoe Street and into the university campus.

South route: The bus will leave the Oshawa GO station and travel along Bloor Street to Thickson Road, up to Champlain Avenue and into the Whitby campus of Durham College. From there, the bus will continue along Champlain Avenue to Thornton Road, along to Rossland Road, up to Simcoe Street and into the university campus.
North route: GO Transit starts in Brooklin and travels south along Hwy. #12. At Taunton Road it connects with the bus that's heading to the university.

East route: The GO bus will travel along Hwy. #2 from Bowmanville/Newcastle and connect at the Oshawa GO station with the south route bus travelling to the university.

A monthly pass from the west route costs $75; for all other routes the pass costs $62. GO Transit connections from Brooklin and Bowmanville/Newcastle will be available to students at no additional cost. This pass will also allow students to travel freely on local municipal transit providers. Monthly passes will be sold in the Student Centre.

The new campus-focused transit system will also serve Durham College students. Buses will be identified by the university and college names.

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About Ontario Tech University
Ontario Tech University advances the discovery and application of knowledge through a technology-enriched learning environment and the delivery of innovative market-driven programs responsive to the needs of students and industry. With more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in more than 90 programs, the university promotes social engagement, fosters critical thinking and integrates outcomes-based learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. The university's commitment to accelerating economic growth and social innovation is realized through faculty research collaborations with leading organizations such as Ontario Power Generation, IBM, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the Durham Regional Police Service. To find out more, visit ontariotechu.ca.