Did you know that Winnipeg Transit has extra transport services? These services make travelling accessible to those who are physically disabled, those who live in areas where there are no regular bus routes and for other special situations that need extra assistance.
Handi-Transit provides door-to-door service for physically disabled Winnippegers. They use cars, mini-vans and mini-buses that can accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility aides. It is a pre-booked shared ride for a minimal fee (Fare structure). Eligible clients must apply to use the service. How to apply: Become a registrant.
Do you live in South or South East Winnipeg? Winnipeg Transit has DART buses that can pick you up from your home or from a transfer connection. However, these buses operate only during off-peak hours. To take a DART bus, you have to reserve in advance (call 204-287-3278 or 311) at times DART operators are accepting calls. You can also check the departure stops and schedules of the four DART routes where they have pick-ups not requiring a reservation:
DART 101 – St. Amant – Plaza Drive
DART 102 – Southdale – Island Lakes
DART 109 – St. Norbert
DART 110 – St. Boniface
Request stop service
If you are taking the bus home and are worried for your safety after you get off, you can request the bus driver to drop you off at the nearest street to your home (between regular stops). This service is available from 7:00 p.m. until the end of service. Be sure to inform the driver one stop ahead of your requested stop.
Regular buses also have Accessibility Features:
- All Winnipeg Transit buses are low floor easy access types.
- Easy Access buses have bus ramps for wheelchair or scooter (and other mobility aids) users can simply request for the ramp to be lowered so that they can get on the bus easily. Some buses can also “kneel” so you don’t have to take a large first step when you enter the bus.
- The seats directly behind the driver (priority seats) are designated for those with mobility aids or those with baby strollers and carriages. Wheel-lock clamps, wheelchair restraint belts and lap type seat belts are available for manual wheelchairs.
- Audible Next Stop Announcers (NSA) are used in all buses to announce the upcoming stop. A display inside the bus also shows the name of the stop at the same time the NSA makes the announcement.
Know more about Winnipeg Transit Accessibility features here: Accessible Transit.
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