August 28, 2008

The TTC is introducing six more accessible bus routes, starting on Sunday, August 31. The 17 Birchmount, 67 Pharmacy, 76 Royal York South, 130 Middlefield, 131 Nugget and 132 Milner bus routes will be wheelchair and scooter friendly, bringing the total to 126 of its 167 routes, or 75 per cent.

The new routes will be served by accessible, kneeling buses equipped with a flip-ramp or lift. These buses can be identified by blue lights on either side of the front destination sign, and the blue international wheelchair symbol displayed above the front right bumper next to the entrance door.

All fully accessible buses include two wheelchair/scooter positions. The TTC now has more than 1,300 accessible buses in its fleet – and more are on the way. These buses are purchased with the financial assistance of the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario.

TTC customers can call 416 393-INFO (4636) or visit www.ttc.ca for more service information and for a complete accessible route listing.

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