Thursday, October 09, 2008

TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT)

Invitation for Application

To facilitate community input into the planning, development, and implementation of accessible transit the Toronto Transit Commission has established the TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT).

Its role is to represent the needs and concerns of people with disabilities and seniors who use the TTC and to provide guidance and policy advice to the Commission on issues pertaining to the ways and means of improving conventional and Wheel-Trans services.

Positions on the committee are open to residents of the City of Toronto who have disabilities, as well as, seniors or others who have a knowledge of and an interest in accessible transportation issues. Applicants must be willing to make a commitment of a minimum of 15 to 25 hours per month, to attend meetings normally held during regular business hours.

Interested applicants must attend an orientation seminar at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, to obtain more information about the committee and its function. Seminars will be held in Committee Room 2 on Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and Committee Room 2 on Friday, October 17th, 2008 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ACAT membership application forms will only be distributed to attendees at the seminars.

Those interested in attending the seminars who have any special needs, please call Debra at Wheel-Trans, weekdays 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at (416) 393-2462 or the TTY line at (416) 393-4555 or email to acat@ttc.ca



TTC Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT): "Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT)

Reporting to the Toronto Transit Commission, the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation shall be established as an advisory committee of the Commission to provide a mechanism for ongoing public participation in accessible transportation in the City of Toronto on a voluntary basis.
Toward Transit Without Barriers

If you are a senior, or you have a disability, the Advisory Committee on Accessible Transportation (ACAT) is your representative to the TTC. Reporting directly to the Commission, ACAT provides guidance and policy advice on how we can improve conventional, Wheel-Trans and community bus services to better meet your needs"

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