TTC: an accessible transit system that makes Toronto proud
The TTC held its ninth annual Public Forum on Accessible Transit on Sept. 15. TTC staff provided the public with an update on accessibility initiatives across the system, an overview of the Wheel-Trans 10-Year Strategy (approved at the TTC Board on Feb. 25, 2016) and gathered customer feedback on continued improvements to accessible conventional and specialized services.
At the public forum, CEO Andy Byford re-committed the TTC to the following goals for moving towards a fully accessible system:
- Continue to put accessibility at the heart of all decision-making at the TTC.
- Ensure the TTC meets the 2025 deadline of a fully accessible system, sooner if possible.
- Ensure that funding for accessibility projects remains absolutely guaranteed, and to fight for more funding to reach our goals more quickly.
- Act on the feedback provided at accessible forums, and to get exponentially better at the basics (i.e. working ramps, better signage, gap-free platforms, working elevators/escalators).
- Continue to demonstrate my personal commitment to the cause of accessibility by attending ACAT meetings and accessibility forums, and lobbying stakeholders for additional funding to deliver an accessible transit system that makes Toronto proud.