Accessibility

Man says Winnipeg buses still not accessible for vision impaired

Posted on August 18, 2016

Winnipeg Transit
Winnipeg Transit

WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Despite a 2008 mandate to provide stop announcements, a Winnipeg man, who is blind, says the city's buses are still not accessible for people with no or partial vision, CBC News reports.

Every bus in Winnipeg Transit's fleet is supposed to be equipped with a "Next Stop Announcement" feature that gives a visible and audible announcement about upcoming bus stops, but the man says the announcements sometimes don't play or are too quiet to hear.

The City of Winnipeg acknowledges there's a problem with the system. Officials said the buses are supposed to come from the manufacturer equipped with a "pre-set volume feature, which is set at the same level," but some buses do have inconsistent volume levels. For the full story, click here.

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

More News

First Transit partners with Lyft for wheelchair accessible vehicles

Now launching in San Francisco and Los Angeles, the Lyft app allows passengers with accessibility needs to enable Access Mode.

Q'Straint acquires Adapt Solutions

Headquartered just outside Quebec City, the company manufactures wheelchair accessible automotive turning seats and lifting devices.

NJ TRANSIT launches campaign to increase awareness for travel challenged

The videos will be shown at various travel training or outreach programs and will be available in seven languages.

MV Transportation lands 5-year King County Metro paratransit contract

The contract incorporates feedback from customers, caregivers, stakeholders, and community organizations.

National Express wins 7-year Pace paratransit service contract

The agency will be providing 82 buses for the fleet and it is expected that we will hire approximately 150 drivers and 20 staff members.

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