City to Expand Service Area for Handy-Transit

Coun. Pat Bamford asked whether this was in line with the accessibility law, since Handy-Transit prices in the built up area must be equal to conventional transit fares.

Verreault said she contacted the AODA directorate (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) on Tuesday and discovered the equal fare principal does not apply when Handy-Transit goes outside the built-up area for regular buses.

“They said we could go ahead,” Verreault told council.