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Inaccessible Transit in P.E.I.

Advocate for persons with disabilities says Charlottetown’s new buses should be accessible to everyone

Charlottetown Transit Bus Inaccessible Transit in P.E.I. photo
Charlottetown Transit Bus

An advocate for persons with disabilities says Charlottetown’s new buses should be accessible to everyone, but four buses purchased for the city’s new transit system can’t be used by people in wheelchairs.

Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen said people can use Pat and the Elephant, a not-for-profit organization that provides transportation for people with disabilities.

“In talking with Pat and the Elephant and talking to people, that’s working well. And the city will still subsidize Pat and the Elephant and we’ll go from there.” The executive director of the Canadian Paraplegic Association of P.E.I. said using Pat and the Elephant costs $6 per ride, while the new transit system will cost $2. 

Um, does the public transit that non-disabled people use have a cutesy name like “Pat and the Elephant,” too, or is that just a special benefit that goes with getting charitable para-transit services? Just wondering. From article

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