August 17, 2011

Canada improves accessibility standards

Canadian officials updated its Intercity Bus Code of Practice to establish standards for accessible intercity bus services for persons with disabilities. The update reflects the evolution of services offered to travelers with a disability since the original Code was issued in 1998.

Transport Canada helped facilitate discussions between consumer members of the Minister's Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation and an intercity bus industry working group. The group was made up of the Canadian Bus Association, Motor Coach Canada, l'Association des propriétaires d'autobus du Québec, Greyhound Canada and Orléans Express.

New accessibility provisions have been added to the Code to include such services as:

  • Confirmation of reservations for accessible services.
  •   Automated ticket dispensing machines.
  •   Courtesy seating in terminals.
  •   Relieving areas for service animals at bus terminals.
  •   Carriage of mobility scooters as baggage.
  •   Design loads for lifts and ramps.
  •   Opportunities to board and disembark at flag stops.
  •   Courtesy seating on buses.
  •   Building standards for terminals.
  •   Website accessibility.

The Intercity Bus Code of Practice, which represents a commitment by the intercity bus industry, is available here.

 

 

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


STORE
METRO Magazine - February/March 2014

METRO Magazine
Here are the Highlight:
  • Time Running Out for Funding A New Surface Transportation Bill
  • Mobile Ticketing Makes Strides, E-fare Tech Ramps Up
  • Telematics Systems: Making Good Fleets Great
    And much more…
  •  
    DIGITAL EDITION

    The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue