Transportation and Mobility

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Transportation & Mobility

AccessTR

Sells a wide range adapted recreation and exercise equipment

Advanced Mobility 

From wheelchairs and mobility scooters, to lift chairs and homecare products, Advanced Mobility strives to facilitate the progression of every individual to achieve their fullest potential, freedom, comfort and safety. Locations across BC.

Automotive Mobility Solutions 

The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities to safely drive or be transported in vehicles modified with mobility equipment to fit their specific needs. Check their website for a list of NMEDA dealers in BC.

BC Bus Pass Transportation Supplement

People receiving disability assistance will get an extra $52 each month for a new transportation supplement. This supplement is available to every individual with the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation. The new supplement can be used for an annual bus pass or for other transportation needs.

BC Ferries Disability Status Pass

Discount fares are available for residents of British Columbia who have a permanent disability (this applies to passenger fares only). To receive the discounted fare, you must apply for a BC Ferries Disabled Status Identification (DSI) Card, which you will present to the Ticket Agent when you arrive at the terminal.

Better At Home Shuttle

The Renfrew-Collingwood Better at Home program supports seniors (55+), and offers a senior’s shuttle, which provides door-to-door transportation where they need to go into the community, such as for medical appointments, grocery shopping, running errands, etc.

Bike HUB

Provides cycling instruction and events for for K-12 schools. The Bike to School program offers courses and activities for Grades 3 and up, as well as promoting and growing Metro Vancouver’s Bike to School Week. Bike HUB is able to provide adapted bikes to youth with physical disabilities.

Canadian Transportation Agency: Accessibility

Protects the human right of persons with disabilities to an accessible transportation network. They resolve individual complaints about accessibility, create regulations, codes of practice and guidelines for accessibility, and visit transportation service providers, airports, and federal rail and marine terminals to verify that equipment and facilities are accessible and employees have the training they need to serve persons with disabilities.

Community Travel Training Program

Provides free training to seniors and people with disabilities who wish to use regular transit service

Disability Parking Permits 

Designated parking helps people with disabilities to have more access to buildings and services in the community

Disability Travel Card

The Disability Travel Card is for people of all types of permanent disabilities who require the assistance of a support person when travelling with VIA Rail Canada, Greyhound Canada, Coach Canada, and Ontario Northland. With the card, an attendant can travel with them at significantly reduced fare.

Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy offers assisted personal transportation, home support, and companionship to seniors and persons with special needs, also providing an opportunity for caregiver respite

Driving: Seniors' Toolkit

Information to help senior drivers and those who support them assess driving skills, learn about changing abilities and, if needed, modify driving habits

Epilepsy Canada VIA Rail Pass

Epilepsy Canada distributes VIA Rail passes to Canadian residents with epilepsy. Passengers with epilepsy may travel with a companion free of charge, in the same class of service,on any VIA Rail train.

HandyDART

HandyDART is a door-to-door, shared ride service for passengers with physical or cognitive disabilities who are unable to use conventional public transit without assistance. The driver will come to your home, help you board on the vehicle, and get you to the door of your destination safely.

HandyCard and TaxiSaver

Do you have a permanent physical, sensory or cognitive disability and require assistance to use conventional public transit? HandyCard provides fare discounts on the bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express, and if someone needs to travel with you to provide assistance, they can travel with you for free.

TaxiSaver is a supplementary service to HandyDART available to people with permanent disabilities that already have a HandyCard. TaxiSaver provides a 50 per cent subsidy toward the cost of taxi rides.

ICBC Tips for Senior Drivers

Tips for seniors to keep their skills sharp and information on what to do should they choose to leave the driving to others

Mountain Man Mike's

A weekly intercity bus service running from Vancouver to Kaslo, and Kaslo to Calgary with stops at every major interior and prairie community along the way

North Shore Driving School

Offers driving lessons for persons with paraplegia or other disabilities

 

Passenger Transportation Board

The Passenger Transportation Board, an independent licensing tribunal, is mandated to make decisions on applications relating to passenger directed vehicles in British Columbia

Seniors on the Move

Transit training and more for seniors

 

TransLink

TransLink's public transportation transit fleet is fully accessible to people with different types of mobility, enabling everyone to travel by bus, SkyTrain, SeaBus, and West Coast Express. Their fleet of vehicles has low floors with ramps and high floors with lifts, and all SkyTrain stations have elevators. 

Travel Assistance Program

Helps alleviate some of the transportation costs for eligible BC residents who must travel within the province for non-emergency medical specialist services not available in their own community

Travelling with disabilities

Provides information on accessible transportation and travel across Canada with the aim of making accessible travel an easier and more enjoyable experience for Canadians with disabilities and seniors, as well as for their families and caregivers

Tetra Society

Tetra's focus is to find solutions to overcome environmental barriers faced by people with disabilities. Tetra recruits volunteers who work with clients to design and build free-of-charge assistive devices that are custom-made for the individual. Clients range in age, medical conditions and needs and the breadth of gadgets span from the work place, at-home modifications, and for sport and leisure as well.

Wheelchair Accessibility Travel Resources

A list of tips and resources to help wheelchair users improve their experiences with various types of travel

Wheels for Wellness 

A service on Vancouver Island providing transportation by donation to medical appointments away from home

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