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Winnipeg Transit

Become a Registrant

Eligibility Criteria

You must qualify under at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Requires the use of a wheelchair or scooter:
    • On an ongoing basis – unlimited eligibility
    • Until a specific date – eligibility only until the date specified
    • as a result of dialysis treatment-eligibility only for trips to and from dialysis treatment.
  2. Unable to walk 175 metres (575 feet) outside:
    • at all times – unlimited eligibility, or
    • during winter months only – eligibility restricted to the period from October 15th to April 15, or
    • as a result of dialysis treatment – eligibility only for trips to and from dialysis treatment.
  3. Has 20/200 vision or less, or a visual field of less than 20 degrees in both eyes (legally blind) not corrected by lenses – unlimited eligibility (i.e. even with glasses or contacts your vision, in both eyes, is still 20/200 or less) .
  4. Has Alzheimer’s Disease or Related Dementia (ADRD) which interferes with ability to use the regular fixed route transit system with an equivalent level of independence and safety.

Application Process

  • Send in your completed application form
  • We will contact you by letter within 15 business days of receiving your application
  • You will likely be required to attend our office for a functional assessment of your mobility and cognitive transit skills (if applicable) to:
    • confirm your eligibility
    • assess your ability to safely travel independently (if applicable)
    • review how your mobility equipment will influence your access to Handi-Transit vehicles as we use a variety of vehicle types and sizes (car, wheelchair accessible van and minibus).
  • We will notify you in writing of the approval or denial of your application.

Application Form

Application Form