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Give Blind LRT Riders Enough Time to Prepare, Advocates Urge

City says familiarization session will be booked once LRT handover date is confirmed Matthew Kupfer · CBC News · Posted: May 19, 2019

Lorne Neufeldt is worried he and his guide dog Herbie could end up in dangerous situations on Ottawa’s new light rail line if the city doesn’t give accessibility experts enough time to assess the system.


Cost, Demand for DARTS Accessible Transit Service Continues to Grow

Executive director Mark Mindorff said eligibility requirements and service area are behind the rise News Feb 12, 2019
by Natalie Paddon The Hamilton Spectator

Mayor Fred Eisenberger wants to see city staff compare the cost of DARTS to accessible transit services in other municipalities.

The request followed a presentation by the DARTS’ CEO and executive director at Monday’s general issues committee meeting where he said the budget and demand for the door-to-door transportation service continue to rise.


Snow Causing Accessibility Issues in North Bay

CTV Northern Ontario’s Brittany Bortolon talks with a North Bay woman who is frustrated with the inaccessibility of bus stops and sidewalks. Brittany Bortolon, Videojournalist, North Bay
@BrittanyCTV
Published Friday, January 25, 2019

A woman in North Bay is sharing her frustration about problems she’s facing with accessible sidewalks and bus stops with the city.


Mentally Disabled Man Anxious About Presto After Transit Card Problems Nearly Left Him Stranded

Community advocates say incident highlights challenges of transitioning to Presto for those with disabilities Farrah Merali
CBC News, Dec 28, 2018

The family of a Toronto man with a developmental disability says he’s now anxious about using his Presto card after an incident where he says he was kicked off a bus because his card didn’t work even though there was money on it.


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