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Winnipeg Transit

What's New?

Installation of Mounts:

Winnipeg Handi Transit has been working on the implementation of a new scheduling software and client management system. As part of that project we have installed mounts in all of the vehicles that will hold the mobile data terminals (MDT). Once installed, these MDT’s will allow for real time communication between the contact centre and the operators delivering service on the street.

Careful consideration and research went into reviewing numerous mount options, including the style of mounts and the best location for the mounts in the vehicles. Due to the variety of the vehicles within the fleet, the installation of the mounts varies depending on the type of vehicle. The installations were completed according to manufacturer’s best practices and in consideration of the safety of all registrants. These mounts are made of aluminum alloy and designed to be durable enough to withstand daily use by our operators.

Please note, these mounts are not intended to be used as an aid when getting in and out of the vehicle.
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Discontinuation of Three Stair Practice:

For your safety and the safety of our drivers, effective January 01, 2019 Handi-Transit drivers will no longer maneuver an occupied manual wheelchair up or down steps at a registrant’s pick-up or drop off locations.

This is an unsafe practice that places both the driver and registrant at risk of significant injury. An independent assessment of the practice was done in 2017 and found that maneuvering an occupied wheelchair up or down stairs posed a significant safety risk to both the drivers and passengers. Existing registrants who are currently provided this service will need to make alternate arrangements to meet the drivers at the bottom of the stairs.

Information has been posted below regarding funding programs that may be available to make your home accessible as well as listed vendors that will build or rent ramps for individual homes.
Funding Programs and Vendor Lists