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Accessible Transit Survey

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Survey open from May 13 until June 10, 2019

Loyalist Township is interested in your opinions and ideas about the availability and delivery of accessible transit services in the Amherstview community. If you currently use or require accessible transit or know of a friend or family member who does, your input will help us better serve your transportation needs in reaching school, work, play and leisure destinations.

Background Information
Loyalist Township, under contract with the City of Kingston, has provided public transit service to the Amherstview community via the Route 10 bus for the past 30 years. Provincial legislation requires that municipalities who provide transit service must also make some provision for accessible transportation in their current transit area, such as specialized transit service or an alternative method such as accessible taxis.

A local example of a specialized transit service is Kingston Access (Bus) Services, which services residents of the City of Kingston who meet the qualifications to use accessible transit. Loyalist Township does not operate a specialized transit service. To comply with the legislation, we must therefore offer an alternative accessible method of transportation. Currently, Amherstview residents with disabilities who cannot access the conventional Route 10 bus because of their disability can use one of six accessible taxis owned and operated by two taxi companies in the City of Kingston. Accessible taxis provide door-to-door service and are available on a first come, first served basis.

The City of Kingston buses that serve Route 10 in Amherstview are considered to be accessible because they are designed with low floors and kneeling capability, and have ramps or lifts which can be lowered to allow the loading of wheelchairs and scooters. The buses also have space to secure two mobility aids. The buses are equipped with an on-board next bus stop announcement system for verbal announcements and an electronic LED display to describe the location of the upcoming bus stop.

With this background information in mind, we invite you to complete the acccessible transit survey. It should take no more than ten minutes of your time. Your input is essential in helping the Township better serve your accessible transportation needs.

The survey is open from May 13, 2019, until June 10, 2019.

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Notice of Collection: Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to), name, address, opinions and comments, is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, 2001, and in accordance with MFIPPA, the Planning Act, and all other relevant legislation. Your personal information may be used in making a decision on this matter, and it may form part of meeting agendas and minutes, and therefore will be made available to members of the public at meetings, through requests, and through the website of the Corporation of Loyalist Township. Questions regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of this personal information may be directed to Debbie Chapman, at 613-386-7351, ext. 121, or dachapman@loyalist.ca