By Date, Degree, and Format of Compliance
(based on information received by end March, 2008)
- 41 municipalities/organizations contacted
- 40 replies received (exception: Coach Canada, federally regulated)
- 38 municipalities/organizations fall under provincial jurisdiction (exceptions: Coach Canada, Ottawa (OC Transpo) and Windsor)
All transit providers indicating compliance with the request to announce all stops have committed to do so through manual announcement, except as noted:
* = manual call-out of all stops as interim accommodation while phasing in automated systems in the mid-to-longer term
** = automated system only
Already compliant, or compliant by end of 1st quarter, 2008: 5
Brampton*, Durham, Owen Sound, Sault St Marie and Toronto*
Will begin announcing all stops during 2nd quarter, 2008: 22
Inexact or unclear date information, but appear likely to comply by end June:
Chatham-Kent* – informed service provider of need to announce stops
Hamilton* – Spring 2008 “at earliest”
Will begin announcing all stops during 3rd quarter, 2008: 4
London,** Kingston,** Peterborough,* Sarnia**
Will begin announcing all stops later than 3rd quarter, 2008: 3
Grand River** (2010)
St. Catharines** (within 3 years of AODA transit standard coming into force)
Windsor** – (2013) – federally regulated
Committed only to announce as/when mandated by AODA standard: 2
Did not provide clear commitments regarding compliance: 4
Niagara: consulting with stakeholders over several months.
Sudbury: new system in Fall 2008 would “allow [them] to consider” audio and visual announcements.
Welland: Reviewing solutions for operator call-out and long term automated systems, consulting, seeking funding.
Ottawa: federally regulated, commits announcing major stops and intersections only: manual call-out until automated system in place by the end of 2008.