Gatineau, QC, Canada – The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has published that its proposed Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR) in Part I of the Canada Gazette for public review and comment. The proposed regulations consolidate the CTA’s various accessibility instruments – including six voluntary codes and two regulations – to create a single, robust, legally binding set of accessible transportation regulations.
The CTA consulted extensively with persons with disabilities and industry, including members of its Accessibility Advisory Committee, as well as the general public, on which regulatory measures can help make the federal transportation network more accessible for persons with disabilities.
The proposed regulations will stipulate to transportation service providers:
- How to communicate with travellers with disabilities.
- How to train transportation workers to help travellers with disabilities.
- How to make carriers (airlines, railways, buses and ferries), as well as terminals (such as airports) accessible.
- How to provide accessible services.
- How to make border and security screening accessible.