In a profile of Bhatti in the Toronto Star transportation columnist Tess Kalinowski noted the irony that Waterloo's rapid transit director commuted by car, explaining that his home in Brampton, Ontario was within walking distance of his wife's job as a school teacher.
- "Meet the Brampton commuter behind Waterloo’s LRT project". Toronto Star. 2015-12-10. Archived from the original on 2015-12-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20151211111801/http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/transportation/2015/12/10/meet-the-brampton-commuter-behind-waterloos-lrt-project.html. Retrieved 2015-12-11. "Each stop on the ION LRT will have a unique identifying piece of art or feature wall using different treatments and finishes that reflect the neighbourhood."
- "Region says rapid transit project attractive to builders". Toronto Star. 2012-09-27. http://www.therecord.com/news-story/2612926-region-says-rapid-transit-project-attractive-to-builders/. Retrieved 2015-12-11. "Taking point on rapid transit is Darshpreet Bhatti, who was named director of rapid transit Sept. 25. Bhatti, 33, has been acting director since Nancy Button resigned in March to take a consultant position in Toronto."