► It is recommended that a specialized transit service for persons with disabilities be introduced in 2018 using one dedicated accessible vehicle.
► Specialized transit is an ‘on-demand, pre-booked transit service for residents that have a disability that prevents them from using the conventional transit service.
► To use the service, residents must apply based on a set of eligibility criteria defined by the Town and based on the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act legislation.
► Eligible passengers can request a trip up to day before they would like service (same day trip requests can also be accommodated based on availability).
► Service is provided door-to-door for destinations within the urban area of Orangeville.
► Service will be provided during the same hours as Orangeville Transit conventional service.
► Expected ridership at 2 passengers per hour; potential to grow to 3 passengers an hour with aging population. This is typical of this type of specialized service.
► Explore opportunity to contract out to taxi industry based on a non-dedicated trips (particularly during low demand periods).