Monday, December 3, 2012

PTSC launches free service for persons with disabilities

The Ministry of the People and Social Development in conjunction with the Public Transit Service Corporation (PTSC) is launching a bus service Monday for persons with disabilities. 

The PTSC embarked on this initiative based on Cabinet Minute #263 of February 03, 2011, which agreed among other things to:- 
  • To the acquisition by the Public Transport Service Corporation of twenty four 12-15 seater air- conditioned buses with capacity to accommodate three (3) wheelchairs, at an estimated cost of $19.5M, inclusive of Spares, to service the differently-abled community throughout Trinidad and Tobago. 
  • To the establishment of a Special Para Transit Unit within the Corporation with the responsibility for operating a service; that unit to constitute a cost centre separate and distinct from all other services. 

The PTSC will operate a Dial-A-Ride System involving a fleet of 24 buses, three of which will be based in Tobago. Each vehicle is equipped with special features to provide services to the disabled community in Trinidad and Tobago. 

This concept will be based on arrangements and co-ordinated efforts to pick up persons at their homes or a mutually accessible point within close proximately of their residence and take those persons to their requested destination.

Persons wishing to use the service can call the PTSC and indicate where they are calling from, where they want to go, at what time and what time they want to be picked up. Once the PTSC receives this information it would make the necessary steps for a bus to provide the service.

To schedule a ride persons must call the PTSC between 8:00 am and 4:15 pm at least 24 hours in advance.

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Jai & Sero

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Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
Amit, Heather, Fuzz, Aj, Jiv, Shiva, Rampa, Sero, Jai