Specialized Transportation Service and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

by Karen McCall

In a recent flurry of activity in the County of Brant over the specialized transportation service which has been operating without a contract for about a year, several issues related to the Integrated Accessibility Standards Part IV – Transportation came to light.

The specialized transportation service in the County of Brant is taxi-based. The municipality is too small in population for a fixed route transit system and the municipality covers a large distance. Taxi-based Para Transit or specialized transportation service is more cost-effective, or at least it was.