Accessibility and Niagara Falls Transit

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Conventional buses

All of the buses used on Niagara Falls Transit’s conventional City routes have the following features:

  • Low floor
  • Accommodate two passengers at the same time who use either a wheelchair or scooter
  • Entrance and ramp lighting
  • Equipped with one wheelchair/scooter entrance ramp with two-inch wheel safety guards, with warning indicator lamp and auditory warning alarm
  • Kneeling feature which allows the bus to be lowered
  • High colour contrast grab bars and stanchions
  • Low glare, anti-slip floor covering
  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Air-conditioned
  • Automated audio stop announcements
  • Passenger signal stop request
  • Bicycle racks

Specialized Transit Buses (Chair-A-Van)

Chair-A-Van specialized vehicles are designed especially for persons with disabilities who have been pre-approved for use.  They are safe, comfortable and accessible, and include the following features:

  • Equipped with one wheelchair/scooter lift
  • Can accommodate up to five wheelchair/scooter passengers at the same time
  • Air-conditioned
  • Entrance lighting
  • Grab bars, handrails and stanchions
  • Anti-slip floor covering
  • Rub rails
  • Fluorescent lighting

Priority and courtesy seating

In compliance with Section 49 of Ontario Regulation 191-11, Ontario’s public transit authorities now provide Priority seating designated for use by passengers with disabilities.

Transit authorities recognize there are other customers who would also benefit from having a seat near the front of the bus.  A courtesy seating area has been designated for seniors, expectant mothers, adults travelling with infants/small children or any other customer who may benefit from a seat near the front of the bus.

 Visit the priority and courtesy seating page for details.