Accessible Transportation Standard Regulation 60-Day Public Consultation
Figure 1: Picture of a person in a wheelchair on public bus with a title saying Accessible Transportation Standard Regulation
Whether you are a person with a disability, a community organization, a municipality, or a transportation provider (or other person/organization), we want your feedback.
The Accessible Transportation Standard Regulation is the fourth of five standards under The Accessibility for Manitobans Act (AMA). The AMA sets out a path to remove, reduce and prevent barriers through the development of accessibility standards in five fundamental areas of daily living.
In 2020, the Accessibility Advisory Council (Council) made their recommendations on an Accessible Transportation Standard to the Minister of Families. In developing their recommendations, the Council sought advice from a standard development committee, as well as comments from the public and community disability organizations.
The Manitoba government is pleased to present its draft Accessible Transportation Standard Regulation for public feedback, based on recommendations from the Council.
You can read the draft standard and FAQ’s at the Manitoba Regulatory Consultation Portal.
Provide Your Feedback
Visit the EngageMB website for an opportunity to provide feedback on the new Accessibility Transportation Standard.
Participate in a Webinar
The Manitoba Accessibility Office is hosting a Zoom webinar on March 22nd, 2023, from 1:30 to 3:30
p.m. to hear your feedback on the proposed Accessible Transportation Standard.
The webinar will provide an overview of the standard and offer the opportunity to provide your perspective and ask questions.
ASL interpretation and close captioning will be available during the webinar and a recording will be available to those unable to participate in real-time on the AccessibilityMB.ca website.
Click the Zoom link to join the webinar on March 22nd, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. CST.
Submissions on the Accessible Transportation Standard are welcome until: April 9, 2023.
Share Your Story
We’re interested in hearing from all Manitobans, including people with disabilities, persons with long- term health conditions or illness, seniors, caregivers, family, friends, and natural supports and others interested in this area. It helps us plan for future initiatives, such as public awareness campaigns and targeted educational and compliance activities. Use the story tool on EngageMB or email your story to MAO@gov.mb.ca.
If you have any questions, require this information in an alternate format, or would prefer to provide your comments by phone, email or mail, please contact the Manitoba Accessibility Office (formerly the Disabilities Issues Office):
Manitoba Accessibility Office
630 - 240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg MB R3C 0J7
Phone: 204-945-7613, Toll-free: 1-800-282-8069, Ext. 7613
Email: MAO@gov.mb.ca (External link)
Manitoba Accessibility Office
Province of Manitoba
630 – 240 Graham Avenue Winnipeg MB R3C 0J7
Tel: 204-945-7613 / Fax: 204-948-2896
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