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Public Input Required on Accessible Taxi Services in Mississauga

Dec 03, 2013

Are you using accessible taxis in Mississauga? The City of Mississauga’s Enforcement Division, Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) and Public Vehicle Advisory Committee (PVAC) need to hear from you about this service to understand if legislative requirements and the needs of citizens are being met in Mississauga.

The City of Mississauga is responsible for licensing both taxicab owners and drivers to service the needs of the public in a conscientious and efficient manner.  Accessible taxis are part of the range of accessible transportation options people need. This information will help to support the AAC’s and PVAC’s recommendations to Council on accessible taxis. 

Accessible taxi services are included in the Integrated Accessibility Standards (Ontario Regulation 191/11).  (Section 79 specifically refers to on demand accessible taxis, Section 80 refers to other accessible taxi requirements.) 

To provide your input on experiences with accessible taxi services contact the City of Mississauga's Citizen Contact Centre to provide information on specific customer service incidents including date, time, location, vehicle number and taxi service provider: 

Voice: Call 3-1-1 or if outside city limits 905-615-4311
TTY: 905-896-5151 (teletypewriter for people who are deaf)
Fax: 905-615-4081
Email: public.info@mississauga.ca

December 3, 2013 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The United Nations designates this day each year to provide an opportunity to address exclusion of people with disabilities by promoting accessibility and removing all types of barriers in society.

The City of Mississauga's Accessibility Plan details the goals set out by the City to ensure continued improvements for a more accessible Mississauga.  More information about MiWay accessibility is in MiWay's Accessibility Plan. Find out more at www.mississauga.ca/accessibility.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.  
                                                      

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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor
Transportation and Works
905-615-3200 ext. 5046
catherine.monast@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151






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