To evaluate the effectiveness of accessible transit buses as alternative means of meeting the needs of persons with disabilities. The evaluation studied and compared lift-equipped buses in Vancouver with low-floor buses in Victoria.
Independent studies investigated and documented the planning, social, engineering, ergonomic, economic, and environmental effects on transit systems and their passengers.
Results indicated that low-floor transit buses have the following advantages over lift-equipped buses:
Overall, the benefits of accessible transit service were found to outweigh the costs. The results of this project will be used in designing accessible transit buses and in developing transit service policy.
Low-floor transit bus
Lift-equipped conventional bus