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Paratransit

Paratransit is recognized in North America as special transportation services for people with disabilities, often provided as a supplement to fixed-route bus and rail systems by public transit agencies. Paratransit services may vary considerably on the degree of flexibility they provide their customers. At their simplest they may consist of a taxi or small bus that will run along a more or less defined route and then stop to pick up or discharge passengers on request. At the other end of the spectrum—fully demand responsive transport—the most flexible paratransit systems offer on-demand call-up door-to-door service from any origin to any destination in a service area. In addition to public transit agencies, Paratransit services are operated by community groups or not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit private companies or operators.

 

In the links below is a list of Ontario cities and towns that have paratransit

 

Ajax

 

Barrie

 

Belleville

 

Brampton

 

Brant

 

Brantford

 

Brockville

 

Burlington

 

Cambridge

 

Clarence-Rockland

 

Cornwall

 

Dryden

 

Elliot Lake

 

Greater Sudbury

 

Guelph

 

Haldimand County

 

Hamilton

 

Kawartha Lakes

 

Kenora

 

Kingston

 

Kitchener

 

London

 

Markham

 

Missisauga

 

Muskoka

 

Niagara Falls

 

Norfolk County

 

North Bay

 

Oakville

 

Orillia

 

Oshawa

 

Ottawa

 

Owen Sound

 

Pembroke

 

Peterborough

 

Pickering

 

Port Colborne

 

Prince Edward County

 

Quinte West

 

Richmond Hill

 

Sarnia

 

Sault Ste. Marie

 

St. Catharines

 

St. Thomas

 

Stratford

 

Temiskaming Shores

 

Thorold

 

Thunder Bay

 

Timmins

 

Toronto

 

Vaughan

 

Waterloo

 

Welland

 

Whitby

 

Windsor

 

Woodstock

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For examples of helpful questions to ask when choosing a paratransit provider click on the link below.

 

Suggested Questions for Paratransit Providers