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buschic

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    Accessibility is a RIGHT, not a want.

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    Transit, Accessibility, Computers, Advocacy for people with disabilities, reading, swimming.

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  1. I’ve been working with Metrolinx in many ways, over the last 20yrs. (As you know well) Some things.. Port Credit: NONE of the shelters on track level are wheelchair accessible, never have been, won’t be until reconstruction is completed. (during construction, the way out for ppl in wheelchairs is a massive maze, especially from MIWAY & when main station is closed ) Elevators are far past their lifespan, have been since 2011, glass blocks in front are constantly breaking & it’s a huge tripping hazard. Aldershot: it’s not even properly AODA compliant, e
  2. As well as finally getting ‘wheelchair parking spots’ no more getting stuck in doorways!
  3. Thanks for the update. I’m missing my hometown so bad, but might be moving back in the next year or so, as my employer is moving to Hamilton (Amazon)
  4. Has anyone seen a good photo of the wheelchair area on the coaches used on The Canadian? I’m settling an argument between train nerd friends...
  5. The new Nova’s also will have the redesigned QStraint wheelchair restraints, (they look a lot alike, the changes are inside the devices themselves)
  6. #KiplingTerminal a few pics. I did a full 3hr intensive Accessibility Audit at the Kipling Terminal on opening morning (545am-845am) it has a lot of issues. posted a few pics, but didn’t want to use huge amounts of site storage, so just posted 3 of about 75 that I took. I’m working deeply with City of Mississauga & MiWay, on Accessibility issues. After having in-depth discussion with with MiWay & Metrolinx staff, found out that none of them, bothered to access the knowledge of any of the 3 area Accessibility Advisory committees, due to
  7. Hey everyone. So the discussion on the accessibility of the new Nova Buses in Toronto, had me wanting to reply, as a full time user of a power wheelchair (as of 2012) & as a daily user of the TTC (not Wheeltrans) I want to give you all a thought from an actual user. I vastly prefer the Novabus design. From the much better ramp design, to the wider door opening, the navigation from the doors to either one of the wheelchair accessible spots, its far superior, to any other design that is in TTC's fleet, (even better than my beloved D40LF'S). The one thing I love most about the des
  8. I was thinking the same, the new livery is not needed, at all, what is, is route management, service increases & an overnight bus network, even 2 routes would be ok.. Sweet pics, Thanks for posting.. I'm glad it was opened for DOH.
  9. Any news on accessible buses for MB? I've not had time since moving back to Ontario to keep an eye on the situation.. I've been hired to do more accessibility work, so have been focusing on that. Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH 6040A using Tapatalk
  10. Re: undercover boss TTC episode, Karen is no longer TTC chair, as of January's commission MTG, she resigned, to focus on running for mayor. Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH 6040A using Tapatalk
  11. We are in Kingston rd/Lawrence area, have great bus service on the 86/305, but morningside 116 is awful, as is the 54. 116 are so packed at times we can't get on with my wheelchair, so have to wait 2-3 buses go by before one can pick us up. Drivers on the 86 are incredible. Living near a Go Station is very handy too. Sent from my ALCATEL ONE TOUCH 6040A using Tapatalk
  12. from what i was told by some supervisor & driver friends that,yeah, they only wanted to "pause" the buses, wait out the worst of the winds & snow, but, not remove all service in any way, but the storm just got so bad, with drivers reporting near jackknifing of several of the artics, the decision was made, to shut down, it was really confirmed when police advised them that they, themselves were even having issues, it became a serious safety issue, so buses were pulled at that point.. I personally know of 12 people that were stranded by this, one of my close friends was at work, she is
  13. You might find this document interesting, its a long read, but the in-depth details of it will likely give you a good idea of the internal stuff & transit planning at HSR.. Full IBI Report of HSR Services
  14. I know of about 7 operators on the roads the day of the blizzard, 3 of them were stranded, with ppl on their bus, but ppl all got to their destinations, I still keep in touch with many of my driver friends from Halifax. many pictures were posted on my FB, by bus driver friends & other friends in HFX/Dart, as well as I still follow Haligonia & The Coast.. I am glad that NSCC & DAL closed, as I know several friends who are disabled, who attend either one. my friend got stranded at work, it was a motel on Windmill, they were nice enough to let all the workers without cars to stay
  15. so, the HSR is changing the front route signage, its screwing those with low vision, which is pissing me off, as well as many other people here with low-vision, instead of the large number having the A as in 1A KING, its going to be just the 1, with 1A details in small print.. https://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/7D5E68B4-343C-4077-9E7E-4275A75E2221/0/2013WebDestinationSigns.pdf Also routing of the 5E is discontinuing.. & 5B is finally, officially DEAD. Just got the Details from a close friend who read the BUS NEWS to me, as the one online is a picture, (yes a PDF, but not properly for
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