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MAAC Hopes to Entice Cab Owners to Acquire Accessible Taxis

A brand new and fully accessible taxi vehicle is on the market at a price that might be better than expected by the taxi companies in Timmins. Len Gillis
Published on: September 20, 2018


Lawyer Says Niagara Transit Changes Violate Disabilities Act

Sep 07, 2018
by Allan Benner
The St. Catharines Standard

Lawyer David Lepofsky says local changes fly in the face of the purpose behind the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

A Toronto lawyer specializing in accessibility issues says abrupt changes to Niagara specialized transit services that have negatively impacted passengers during the past few weeks, fly in the face of the purpose behind the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).


City to Expand Service Area for Handy-Transit

By Len Gillis
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Handy-Transit service in Timmins will be provided to a wider area of Timmins, but also at a higher cost. In view of the fact that taxi companies in the city have not provided any accessible taxicabs, the city has decided to offer a pay-as-you-go Handy-Transit service to remote and rural areas of the city, with fares running as high as $30.


Be My Eyes and Moovit Join Forces to Make Public Transit More Accessible

Jan 29, 2018

Public transit is an integral part of urban metropolitan areas and relied upon by millions of citizens. Blind or low vision transit riders are frequently uncertain that they’ve caught the right train or that the bus they’re waiting for will take them where they need to be. Be My Eyes and Moovit want to challenge obstacles relating to vision and access to make traveling individually with public transit more accessible for blind and visually impaired people.


Group Questions LRT Accessibility for Visually Impaired

Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians meeting with city officials Monday CBC News Posted: Jan 29, 2018

The Ottawa chapter of the Alliance for the Equality of Blind Canadians is concerned Ottawa’s new LRT trains won’t be easily accessible for visually impaired riders.

Just when Ottawa’s new light rail system will be up and running remains an open question, but some blind and visually impaired transit users are already raising concerns the trains won’t be properly equipped to meet their needs.