Town of Innisfil offering new wheelchair transit option

Latest enhancement will complement Innisfil Transit’s existing services

Innisfil residents in need of a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) have a new way to get around.

The Town of Innisfil has partnered with Driverseat to provide door-to-door service at the same rates as current Innisfil Transit options.

“We’re fortunate to have a flexible transit system that we can continue to adapt to meet the needs of residents,” said Mayor Lynn Dollin. “During the pandemic and beyond, it’s important that everyone can access transit to get to the critical services they rely on.”

The partnership with Driverseat builds on the existing Innisfil Transit model, which has included wheelchair-accessible rides through Barrie-Innisfil Taxi since 2017. Having multiple options will increase the availability of subsidized accessible trips at any given time.

This latest enhancement complements Innisfil Transit’s existing adaptations, including:

  • GoGoGrandparent – A service that allows residents without a smartphone or the ability to request their own Innisfil Transit trip to book a ride through a 24/7 toll-free number or website.
  • Fair Transit Program – The Town’s financial assistance program that helps remove financial barriers to travel. If eligible, members receive 50% off all Innisfil Transit rides and are exempt from the 30-ride cap limit per month.
  • Essential Trips Assistance Program – This program provides fare assistance to Innisfil Transit users in the form of electronic Uber vouchers that gives riders four free trips (or two free return trips) to select locations in Innisfil that include local grocery stores, pharmacies, the Innisfil Food Bank and Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre.

To schedule a WAV with Driverseat, call 705-302-0008 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, visit driverseatinc.com/book-online, or download their mobile app at driverseatinc.com/app. Efforts will be made to provide same day service, however, it is recommended that rides are booked 24 hours in advance.

Residents looking to book an Innisfil Transit trip who do not require a WAV are asked to continue to use the Uber app and select the “Innisfil Transit” option.

Innisfil Transit rates and more information on using transit safely during the pandemic can be found at Innisfil.ca/transit.

banner image via driverseatinc.com