Wednesday November 26 2014
The Laval News, Laval's English newspaper since 1993 - Journal anglais à Laval depuis 1993.

The STL Extends its Accessibility Starting August 25!

This access ramp service was launched back in November 2011, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and has been gradually increased ever since

Starting August 25, the Société de transport de Laval (STL) will be extending its accessibility on Route 60.

From now on, riders in wheelchairs or on four-wheel electric scooters along this route will be able to use the STL's regular transit network at all times, Monday through Sunday, thanks to buses equipped with an access ramp.

This access ramp service was launched back in November 2011, on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and has been gradually increased ever since. Moreover, the STL's Accessibility Plan, which it had submitted to the Ministère des transports du Québec, received the MTQ's approval in March 2012. In keeping with this plan, which stipulated that wheelchair accessibility on Route 60 would be "extended to weekdays, starting summer 2012," the buses on Route 60 are equipped with an access ramp from now on. Accessible stop signs are identified by a wheelchair pictogram and are also indicated in this way on the STL's website.

"We're pleased to be able to continue offering services to our transit users that are more and more accessible. We believe that these new facilities will make it easier for our riders to get from place to place in Laval, every day of the week," pointed out Jean-Jacques Beldié, Chairman of the STL's Board of Directors.

The STL wishes to remind transit users that they must check to make sure that the dimensions of their wheelchairs are not over the maximum dimensions allowed. Full details in this regard may be found on the STL's website (www.stl.laval.qc.ca), under Paratransit Service / User Guide. As for the accessible stops along STL's regular transit network, these are indicated under Services & Fares / Accessible Stops. For further information, don't hesitate to phone the STL's Customer Contact Centre at 450 688-6520.

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