Handi-Transit is a service of Winnipeg’s public transit system that provides door-to-door transportation for people who are unable to regularly use the City’s fixed route transit system because they are legally blind or have a physical disability that significantly impairs their mobility.
Handi-Transit operates within the same geographical service area as Winnipeg’s fixed route transit system. The origin and destination must be within 500 metres of a bus route.
Handi-Transit transports individuals who are ambulatory or who travel in a wheelchair. Other mobility aides, such as scooters, canes and walkers, are accommodated (some restrictions apply).
Handi-Transit delivers the service through contracts with private transportation service providers.
Vehicles used are:
- retrofitted mini-vans that are low floor, wheelchair accessible
- mini-buses equipped with a wheelchair ramp.
Drivers physically assist passengers from the ground floor doorway of the pick-up location, to and from the vehicle, to the ground floor doorway of the destination.
Handi-Transit is a pre-booked, shared ride service. Being the first to be picked up does not guarantee you will be the first dropped off. However, we try to keep in-vehicle travel times to a minimum and ensure that passengers get to their destinations by the requested times.