Orangeville Transit has introduced a mobility card for passengers with special needs when riding the new 30-foot low-floor Vicinity buses. One of these buses is in operation on Orangeville Transit routes and a second will be added to the fleet this summer.
This small card is used by the passenger to make the bus driver aware that an individual needs the ramp deployed or the bus to kneel. While waiting at the bus stop, hold the card up at shoulder height facing the approaching bus and display the ‘K’ side of the card for the bus to kneel or the ‘R’ side for the ramp to be deployed.
That way the bus driver can position the vehicle accordingly, and be ready to initiate the sequence to either lower the bus or engage the ramp, thereby making embarkation easier, smoother and quicker.
Orangeville Transit mobility cards can be obtained from the Treasury Department counter at Town Hall, 87 Broadway, or from the driver of the Vicinity bus.
The transit system operates on weekdays from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. The last bus leaves the transfer station at 8:15 p.m. The system operates on Saturdays from 7:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., with the last bus leaving the transfer station at 5:45 p.m.
Monthly passes for seniors, and students are $45 per month. Regular adult monthly passes are $55 per month. Ten-ride trip coupons for seniors and students can be purchased for $13 and adult 10-ride coupons can be purchased for $17. Cash fare is $2 for adults and $1.50 for seniors and students. Children under 5 years can ride for free. The special needs monthly pass is $25.
Orangeville Transit driver Ron Simms holds up the new Mobility Card, introduced for passengers with special needs when riding the new 30-foot low-floor Vicinity buses. The cards are used to alert the driver that the bus should kneel or the ramp should be lowered.