[CCCNFBW] C-Tran Advocacy Suggestions

David Bouchard davidb521 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 00:05:27 UTC 2018

Drivers should also make sure not to pressure blind folks to sit in the priority seating; they should learn to concisely describe what seating is available so that we can make the best decision which works for us. 

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> On Oct 16, 2018, at 5:01 PM, Matthew Hines via CCCNFBW <cccnfbw at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello everyone, as we stated at last weekend’s meeting, we are in a position to drive the topics of discussion regarding a Driver training video for C-Tran and C-van.  I have included some of the suggestions that we were able to come up with at the bottom of this email.  Please take time to consider what we have already come up with and send any other suggestions you may have to the list serve for discussion, thanks
> Video suggestion meeting will take place on Friday October 19 at the school for the blind at 2:45pm
> Suggestions include:
> Not needing of Lowering the bus for blind people at every stop
> Drivers Announcing bus number on routes that have multiple routes if no audible alert is present
> C van drivers should introduce themselves including Name
> Service dogs: No talking to dogs, petting dogs, looking at dogs or having conversations about a service animal with other passengers while that service animal is on the bus.
> Service dogs: Dogs should never be left unaccompanied on busses
> Increase volume on bus announcements
> Demonstrating human guide, asking how best to assist a customer to/from van to destination
> How to assist with People of all different visual backgrounds
> Stance on Priority seating
> Auditory alerts that your pay card is getting low
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