2017 Public Forum on Accessible Transit
10th Annual Public Forum on Accessible TransitOn September 19, 2017, TTC Board, TTC Staff, and members of the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit (ACAT) were on hand at the Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place, to hear from the public about the accessibility of conventional TTC and door-to-door (Wheel-Trans) public transit services in Toronto. Over 300 people attended, while many others followed along online.
TTC staff displayed information boards between 6:00pm and 7:00pm highlighting recent accessibility improvements and plans for the continued improvement of transit in Toronto, including the Family of Services initiative. The information provided facilitated discussions between TTC customers and management, Board members, staff, and ACAT members. The TTC’s new ProMaster Wheel-Trans bus and branded Community Bus vehicles were also on display.
The open Public Forum, held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, provided the opportunity for customers to speak publicly and candidly about their experiences on the TTC, and to provide feedback, concerns and other comments directly to a panel which included Andy Byford, Chief Executive Officer; Kirsten Watson, Chief Customer Officer; Eve Wiggins, Head of Wheel-Trans; and Debbie Gillespie, 2017 ACAT Chair. The panel responded to questions throughout the night.
TTC staff distributed comment forms during the Forum so that people could provide comments and suggestions on ways to improve the accessibility and convenience of TTC services. Some of these questions were summarized and read by the facilitator at the meeting. Feedback was also solicited through use of the #TTCAccess twitter hashtag and several customers contacted us via TTC Customer Service. Over 400 comments and suggestions were submitted by customers.
View the YouTube video of the 2017 Public Forum.
The 2017 Accessibility Plan Status Report summarizes the TTC’s current activities to improve the accessibility of its facilities and services.
Read the conversation on Twitter #TTCAccess.