Fredericton Transit introduces Accessible Transit

Fredericton Transit is taking the next step in supporting the travelling needs of all residents.  

Accessible Transit is now available on all busses. As part of the new service, ramps are installed on all busses allowing passengers with mobility devices to enter a bus. As well, they will be able to take advantage of dedicated priority space on the bus they travel on.

Transit Operators will assist riders when they enter a bus by deploying the ramp upon request and assisting with securing a mobility device. Prior to departing the bus, Transit Operators will release the ties downs for the mobility device of a rider and deploy the ramp again.

Passengers traveling who require a mobility device should have the ability to board, maneuver and depart the bus independently, safely and efficiently.Passengers who require a significant amount of assistance in boarding and exiting the bus may be accompanied by an attendant, who can ride for free. Priority seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Priority seats may be occupied.

Many Transit stops have also been made accessible and the City is continuing to make improvements to the accessibility of its bus stops. A map of accessible Transit stops is available on the Fredericton Transit website.

Fredericton Transit Para Transit Service

In addition, Fredericton offers a Para Transit service to provide a specialized transportation service to mobility challenged residents. To register for Para Transit —and users must be registered—contact 460-2212.

Reservations for Para Transit are available by subscription (regular users, consistent times and destinations) and through prior day request. One way fares are $3.00. Attendants, where required, travel free of charge.

Para Transit operates two wheelchair lift equipped buses, Monday to Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Service is complemented by a contract with a local operator for those clients who are semi-ambulatory, or those who are able to travel by automobile.