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Accessibility Standard for Transportation

The Accessibility Standard for Transportation will make it easier for people to travel on specialized and public transit and in taxicabs in Ontario, including persons with disabilities, older Ontarians and families traveling with children in strollers.

Requirements of the Transportation Standard include:

  • verbal and visual announcements to notify route, direction, destination and major stops
  • not charging people with disabilities a higher fare or a fee to store their wheelchairs, canes and walkers etc.
  • repairing accessibility equipment as soon as possible and accommodating people with disabilities until the equipment is fixed

Requirements will be phased in between July 2011 and 2017.

The County of Northumberland is not a provider of specialized or public transit and does not license taxicabs; therefore the transportation standard requirements do not apply to the County.

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