Accessible transportation for everyone
Americas, News, Transportation, June 24 2015
LAVAL, QC: The STL (Société de transport de Laval) is pleased to announce that since Saturday, June 20, buses on the number 20 is accessible at all times for clients with mobility aids (manual and electric wheelchairs and three or four wheel scooters).
The number 20 bus is the newest addition to the lines which are now accessible at all times, including the number 60 and 39 bus lines which have been entirely accessible since November of last year. The number 20 line connects Chomedy with the Cartier Metro Station. “With the addition of the number 20 line, we are offering increased accessibility for all our clients” says David DeCotis, President of the STL’s Board of Directors. “Our goal is to gradually extend this service to all the bus lines on our network by increasing the number of buses with front-end access ramps.”
This service is designed for people who can get on and off the bus by themselves or with help from a travel companion.
“For safety reasons, drivers are not allowed to leave their seat so this service will be used as a complement to our paratransit service” adds David DeCotis. “People who require assistance will need to take this into consideration and opt for the type of transit that best suits their needs.”
Some stops are not accessible due to their location. Clients are asked to please check www.stl.laval.qc.ca/en/bus/regular-network-accessible-stops/ to ensure that the stops they plan on using are accessible before planning their travel. Accessible stops are identified with a wheelchair icon. For more details about this service read the User Guide. To request a copy, contact Customer Contact Center at 450 688-6520.
Source: Société de transport de Laval