MAKING TRANSIT EASIER: THE OC TRANSPO TRANSITWAY ACCESSIBILITY AUDIT

OC Transpo (Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission) is making its vehicles and facilities more accessible to disabled persons. Stations in the bus-based Transitway system must be modified to make rapid transit services accessible to the disabled persons who find traditional transit difficult to use. The primary transit passenger markets served by accessibility improvements include persons with mobility, cognitive, visual, hearing and speech impairments. These markets are significant and are expected to grow substantially over the next two decades. This paper documents the process and results embodied by the study's two principal products: (1) Transitway Accessiblity Guidelines, to be used in planning and designing future stations. (2) A Transitway Accessibility plan to improve the accessibility of existing stations, that identifies and assigns priorities to specific types and locations of improvements .

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 17 1996 12:00AM