Transit Windsor campaign encourages riders to consider those with disabilities

Transit Windsor diesel buses. July 16, 2018. (Photo by Paul Pedro)

Transit Windsor and public transit systems across Ontario are embarking on a new campaign to raise awareness about fellow riders who have disabilities.

“It’s to get riders more attuned with what’s going on around them and be more neighbourly,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Dave Calibaba.

(Photo courtesy of Sales and Marketing Manager at Transit Windsor Dave Calibaba)

(Photo courtesy of Sales and Marketing Manager at Transit Windsor Dave Calibaba)

Posters are going up at the Downtown International Transit Terminal and on buses reminding riders of accessibility features like priority seating and service animals.  There are six different messages.  Transit Windsor’s website is also being updated to include the campaign.

“It also reminds people that not all disabilities are visible,” read a statement from Transit Windsor.

The campaign, EnAbling Change, was developed by the Ontario Public Transit Association in partnership with local transit agencies.

Riders should start to notice the posters on Wednesday and Thursday.