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Global News – Record number of would-be riders denied HandyDART service

Global Feb 27, 2014

http://globalnews.ca/video/1178327/handydart-system-leaves-people-stranded

New numbers show a record number of people are being denied HandyDART service.

The advocate group HandyDART Riders Alliance says there were more than 42,000 cases of people being denied service last year, an eight-fold increase in four years.

The group predicts things will only get worse as the population of older adults and people with disabilities continues to grow.

The provincial government has delayed transit improvements, including HandyDART service increases, pending a transit funding referendum likely to be held next year.

15 Mar 2014

HandyDART riders call for change at public forum

CBC report on a public forum on HandyDART

Nearly 100 people attended a public forum in Coquitlam on Saturday intended to pressure TransLink and the B.C. government to increase funding for HandyDART services.

Connect to those who want to defend HandyDART

Connect to those who want to defend HandyDART

27 Nov 2013