should para transit system take passengers across regions: peel - Toronto and others

should para transit system take passengers across regions: peel - Toronto and others

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arshdeep dullet started this petition to Para Transit Advisory Committ

Hi, My name is Arshdeep. I am currently working for an organization Accessibility for All as an Adviser for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities . This petition is my initiative to highlight my concerns about para transit systems, used by people with disabilities, limited by Regional or Municipality or City boundaries which create undo hardship and barriers for traveler using para transits. 

My personal story is that I am someone who experiences physical barriers due to my cerebral palsy. I am progressing towards my lifelong dream and goal of becoming an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT).  

One of my barriers is transportation between my home in Mississauga Morning Star and Airport and my teachers Education institute that is located in Toronto. I have no way of getting to Toronto without switching buses between regions.

While switching buses seems like an easy doable task. when you are traveling with para transit like Transhelp and Wheel Trans the biggest issue is if one of your rides is late you will automatically be late or run the risk of missing your connecting ride.

This coming September my course work will require my to be on campus for 6-8 hours a day and spend 3-4 hours traveling to and from campus. Not to mention Teacher Candidates get a lot of assignments. Being someone who always wanted to be a teacher i have always looked forward to getting my teaching licence. However, with this travel barrier the most exciting time in my educational career might end up being the most stressful time in my entire education career.

Like me there are many others who miss out on life changing opportunities, such as, employment, education and socializing. Therefore, I urge you to help me by signing this petition,  in creating a barrier free transit system.  WHEN DISABILITIES DON’T LIMIT US WHY SHOULD TRANSPORTATION GET IN THE WAY OF PEOPLE REACHING THEIR DREAMS!! 

 

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