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TTC hosts annual Forum on Accessible Transit,
September 19



The TTC and its Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT) want to hear from you on about the accessibility of conventional TTC and door-to-door (Wheel-Trans) public transit services in Toronto.

The annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit takes place Tuesday, September 19 from 6 until 9 p.m. in the Beanfield Centre, 105 Princes’ Boulevard, in Exhibition Place. TTC commissioners and staff and ACAT members are attending.

At the event, the TTC says, you’ll learn about its accessibility initiatives, including the community bus pilot and “Easier Access” project. TTC staff also want your feedback about how they can improve accessible conventional and specialized services.

The TTC is dedicating the first hour of the event, from 6 until 7 p.m., to let you speak one-on-one with TTC staff and ACAT members.

The open public forum starts at 7 p.m. and continues until 9 p.m. During this part of the meeting, you can discuss previous public forum concerns and how the TTC has addressed them. Staff will also review new service initiatives and provide you an opportunity to let the TTC know about your concerns or suggestions for improving accessible transit.

To help you get to and from the event, the TTC is operating an accessible shuttle bus from Bathurst Station, starting at 5 p.m. Buses return to Bathurst Station, starting at 9 p.m. You can also ride regular accessible streetcars along the 509 Harbourfront line. The car stop is about 300 metres to walk to the Beanfield Centre. Buses operating along the 121 Fort York - Esplanade route stop in Princes’ Gate Loop, about 200 metres from the venue.

Wheel-Trans passengers may also book trips to the public forum. Staff will organize all return trips after the event finishes at 9 p.m. and will not schedule in advance.

The TTC is arranging for American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters, captioning and attendants to be available for the meeting.

If you can’t attend, but would like to suggest ways to improve the TTC regular and Wheel-Trans services, call 416-393-3030 (TTY [teletypewriter] 416-338-0357) after 7 a.m. today. The TTC is also live-streaming the forum at http://www.meetview.com/ttc20170919/. (You don’t have to pre-register to view or listen to the live stream.)

Whether you attend or not, you can also follow what happens at the event on Twitter, using the hashtag #TTCAccess.

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