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Lindsay Transit Taking Steps Toward Fully Accessible Services

All buses will be updated to make audio and visual announcements of current and next stops Kawartha Lakes This Week

LINDSAY – Starting in December, Lindsay Transit is taking important steps towards providing fully accessible services.

City of Kawartha Lakes officials say all conventional buses will be updated to make audio and visual announcements of current and next stops using an automated system and digital signage.

“The new system will comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act to make public transit more accessible to persons with hearing and sight disabilities” explains Bryan Robinson, Director of Public Works. “The City is committed to providing high quality, accessible services that meet the needs of all our residents.”

With the holiday season approaching, Lindsay Transit will be offering free rides from Dec. 12 Dec. 24, and transit passes will be half price for the month of December. Transit services operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, excluding holidays. Transit passes and tokens can be purchased at the Lindsay Municipal Service Centre and Fleming College Bookstore.

Visit http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/residents/transportation for more information on public transportation services in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Mary Riley is the city hall reporter at Kawartha Lakes This Week. She can be reached at mriley@mykawartha.com . Follow her on Twitter at @kltwriley

Original at http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6997639-lindsay-transit-taking-steps-toward-fully-accessible-services/