You have much more faith in humanity than I do. What I described wasn't the first time I've witnessed such a thing, it was just the one that broke the camel's back. Many people lack manners these days and don't give a care about anything or anyone but themselves in most cases. I'm sorry to say but society has changed a great deal where respect of certain individuals are concerned, from when I was growing up.
|I would think those rules may have something to do with safety, i.e., a handicapped person would not be able to safely carry very much because surely if they need handicapped transport they must have a serious disability as you said not everybody qualifies for that special tranport service.|
People seem to be confused by our "Handi Transit" system. Here is more information on it:
|Handi-Transit is a "parallel to Regular Transit service" for people who cannot use the "fixed route" transit system because they are legally blind or have a physical disability that impairs their mobility.
Handi-Transit operates within the same geographical service area of Winnipeg as the "fixed route" public transit system. To make the service cost effective, Handi-Transit operates a pre-book, shared ride service and will have indirect routes at times. However, we try to keep "in vehicle" travel times to a minimum.
We transport individuals who are ambulatory or travel in a wheelchair/scooter. As part of the public transit system, we cannot accommodate specific vehicle type or seating location preferences. Handi-Transit provides door-to-door service and drivers physically assist passengers from the ground floor doorway, to and from the vehicle, to the ground floor doorway at the destination.
Drivers do not ring buzzers/doorbells or search for passengers. Drivers will not provide personal attendant service or supervision during the trip, or place passengers into the hands of someone else at the destination point (i.e., wait for a caregiver to arrive).
Passengers who require assistance during or after a trip should arrange for an attendant to travel with them. Handi-Transit will reserve a seat for an attendant.
1) Requires the use of a wheelchair or scooter:
\ta) on an ongoing basis - unlimited eligibility
\tb) until a specific date - eligibility only until the date specified, or
\tc) as a result of dialysis treatment - eligibility only for trips to and from dialysis treatment.
2) Unable to walk 175 metres (575 feet) outside unassisted:
\ta) at all times - unlimited eligibility, or
\tb) during winter months only - eligibility restricted to the period from October 1st to March 31st, or
\tc) until a specific date - eligibility only until the date specified, or
\td) as a result of dialysis treatment - eligibility only for trips to and from dialysis treatment.
3) Legally Blind
\ta) Visual impairment of 20 over 200 vision or less
\tb) Visual field of less than 20 degrees (legally blind)