VIA Rail Changes its Policies on Mobility Devices on its Trains

VIA Rail Changes its Policies on Mobility Devices on its Trains

  • May 23, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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As a result of our clients’ successful litigation at the Canadian Transportation Agency, VIA Rail proposed revisions to its policy regarding mobility devices to now permit two devices to be tied down on its trains. Previously, VIA’s policy only permitted one mobility device at a time to be tied down on its trains. The proposed revisions will begin to make the trains more accessible and allow more passengers who use mobility devices to travel on the same train. However, there is more work to be done in improving the accessibility of transportation for passengers with disabilities. The Agency will have to approve the revisions before anything is put into place and as a result, may require further revisions to the policy to attempt to strengthen it further.

You can read more about this proposed policy change from the CBC here (link) and CTV here (link).

For more information about our client’s victory, you can check out our previous blog post (link).

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