Accessibility

First Transit operating TransLink's HandyDART service

Posted on October 4, 2018

HandyDART is a door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance.
First Transit
HandyDART is a door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance.
First Transit

First Transit started operating TransLink HandyDART service in Vancouver.

HandyDART is a door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance.

First Transit hired more than 500 employees, providing each with training to book, schedule and operate 320 buses for the TransLink HandyDART service.

First Transit operates the TransLink HandyDART custom transit service including dispatch, reservations, and trip delivery on behalf of TransLink, after finalizing the terms of an agreement in March.

“We’re very proud to have long-standing partnerships in several Western Canada communities,” said John Peck, regional VP for First Transit. “We look forward to providing exceptional custom transit service to the citizens of Greater Vancouver.”

First Transit currently operates the majority of HandyDART service in British Columbia outside of Metro Vancouver on behalf of BC Transit, including Victoria, Kelowna, and Kamloops.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Victor Valley's volunteer driver program supplements traditional service

Volunteer drivers have provided 689,346 miles of escorted travel since the service started in 2013.

MV Transportation lands VIA paratransit contract

Will be responsible for operations, maintenance, dispatch, and safety within the VIAtrans paratransit service system.

DCTA adds 12 ARBOC Spirit of Independence buses

The new body-on-chassis (cutaway) buses will enhance 10 fixed-route services in Denton and Lewisville and demand-response paratransit services in Frisco and Highland Village.

SARTA to add fuel-cell powered vans to paratransit service

The vans, built on Ford's U4X platform by Tesco, will have seating for six passengers and accommodate one wheelchair.

KCATA expands RideKC Freedom On-Demand program

By the end of November, the on-demand service is on track to surpass 100,000 rides.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation