In 1992 Ajax Transit introduced a community bus service which became known as "The Flag Bus". Passengers are able to flag down the bus at any safe location along the route. The photo on the left is the brand new flag bus in 1992. This type of bus were known as ELF's. That stands for extremely low floor. There is nothing in DRT's bus fleet that needs replaced more than the ELFS.
The first of the newest version of the "Flag Bus", pictured on the right will arrive at Durham Region Transit this week. It is expected to be in service late March or early April. The bus is a 30 foot Eldorado National EZ Rider II with a Cummins ISB 6 litre engine and 5 speed Allison B300R transmission. It is air-conditioned and meets the more stringent current emission requirements. There is capacity for up to 3 mobility aid devices with ramps at both front and rear doors. It will replace one of the current ELF units on the Flag bus service.