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

MBTA, Transdev partner with Orion Labs for advanced communication

Transdev is the operating partner for MBTA´s door-to-door paratransit service, The RIDE, an essential transportation “safety net” for seniors and the disabled to access essential services.

DART partners with City of Dallas to deliver senior care packages

DART, working with MV Transportation and MyCity Transportation, will utilize six to eight vehicles to supply approximately 150 to 200 care packages per day

Q'STRAINT unveils next-gen Quantum wheelchair securement station

The new release offers faster installation, modular serviceability, operator feedback, and is now nearly 10% lighter.

MCTS launches app to help blind, low-vision riders

Users of the Aira app receive one-on-one assistance riding the bus and navigating the more than 5,000 bus stops in Milwaukee County.

DWS unveils ADA-compliant tactile warning mat for pedestrians

The RediMat features a proprietary pre-applied adhesive system, ensures quick installation (less than 10 minutes).

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