City of Sarnia

Accessibility & Sarnia Transit

Conventional buses

All Sarnia Transit conventional buses have the following features:
Low floor
Air-conditioned
Entrance and ramp lighting
Kneeling feature which allows the bus to be lowered
Passenger signal stop request
High color contrast grab bars and stanchions
Low glare, anti-slip floor covering
Fluorescent lighting
Automated bus stop announcement system (visual and audio)
Restaint system to accomodate wheeled mobility devices. 
Can accomodate up to three mobility devices.

Care-a-van buses

Sarnia Care-a-van vehicles are designed especially for para-transit service. They are safe, comfortable and accessible, and include the following features:
Equipped with one wheelchair/scooter entrance ramp with two-inch wheel safety guards
Oversized entrance doors to allow for larger-size wheelchairs and scooters
Can accommodate up to five wheelchair/scooter passengers at the same time
Air-conditioned
Entrance and ramp lighting
Grab bars, handrails and stanchions
Anti-slip floor covering
Rub rails
Fluorescent lighting
Fire suppression system (not currently available on all care-a-vans)

Riding with a Support Person

A support person can now travel free of charge on Sarnia Transit buses when accompanying someone with a disability who has an identified medical requirement for support.  
For more information or to apply, visit the Support Person ID card page.

Priority and Courtesy Seating

In compliance with Section 49 of Regulation 191-11, Ontario's public transit authorities now provide Priority seating designated for use by passengers with disabilities.

Transit authorities recognize there are other customers who would also benefit from having a seat near the front of the bus. A courtesy seating area has been designated for seniors, expectant mothers, adults travelling with infants/small children or any other customer who may benefit from a seat near the front of the bus.

Visit the Priority and Courtesy seating page for details

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 8:54 AM