Greater Sudbury Transit Rolls Out Accessible Features of New Bus Design
Oct 24, 2018
Residents are invited to come on board for a preview of a new design for three new buses operated by Greater Sudbury Transit. Viewings and demonstrations of new bus features will take place at the Downtown Transit Centre on Thursday, October 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The purchase of these new buses has been made possible through a cost-matching agreement with the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF).
New features include wider aisles in the Priority and Courtesy seating areas near the front of the bus, providing more room for passengers with wheelchairs or scooters to maneuver into position. Passengers using wheelchairs or scooters will also benefit from a safer rear-facing seating position and a time-saving one-strap safety restraint system.
Priority seating automatically folds up when not in use to make room for two wheelchairs and/or scooters per bus. This seating area is clearly identified to remind passengers that it is reserved for persons who need it most. All buses have low floor entries, automated ramps and audio-visual next stop alerts.
Greater Sudbury Transit welcomes feedback about the new bus design. Passengers can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 705-675-3333 or speak with staff at the Downtown Transit Centre. More information about Greater Sudbury Transit is available at www.greatersudbury.ca/transit.