Who Must Comply?
The Transportation Standard applies to conventional and specialized public transportation providers that operate solely in Ontario, namely:
- Conventional transportation services such as:
- Transit buses
- Motor coaches
- Rail-based transportation (e.g., subways, commuter trains, etc.)
- Specialized transportation services for people with disabilities
It also applies to:
- Other transportation services provided by:
- Public school boards
- Municipalities, including those that license taxicabs or that provide conventional transportation services
- Certain ferries
A class of bus that is designed and intended to be used for passenger transportation. Are operated on highways, as defined in the Highway Traffic Act.
A class of bus of monocoque design, which provides intercity, suburban or commuter passenger transportation service. A motor coach has a baggage storage area that is separate from the passenger cabin.
Any single or multi-unit passenger transportation vehicle that operates exclusively on rails. Includes streetcars, subways, light rail vehicles, commuter rail and inter-city rail. Is operated by a public transportation organization as described in paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.
A class of rail-based transportation, which is multi-unit and provides service on designated lines between stations. Designed to operate on a grade separated from highways, as defined by the Highway Traffic Act.
A class of rail-based, multi-unit transportation. Is used for public passenger transportation between urban areas and their suburbs and is provided on designated lines between stations.
A vessel that weighs 1000 gross tonnes or more and provides passenger transportation services only within Ontario. Ferries are used by the general public and may carry only passengers or passengers and motor vehicles.
Public passenger transportation services on transit buses, motor coaches or rail-based transportation that operate only within Ontario. These services are provided by designated public sector organizations as described in paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation, but does not include specialized transportation services.
Public passenger transportation services that are designed to transport people with disabilities and that operate only within Ontario. These services are provided by designated public sector transportation organizations as described in paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 of the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.
A motor vehicle as defined in the Highway Traffic Act, that is licensed as a taxicab by a municipality, and has a seating capacity of not more than six people, not including the driver. A taxicab is hired for one specific trip to transport one person or group of people for which only one fare or charge is collected or made for the trip. A taxicab is not a car pool vehicle.