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Ward 7 News: Calgary Transit Reaches Important Milestone

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Calgary Transit is excited to announce that their entire fleet of 1,100 buses are now low-floor, accessible vehicles!

Over the course of 2014, Calgary Transit retired a good portion of their high-floor busses.  In December Calgary said goodbye to the last high-floor bus in the fleet. All buses in service are now low-floor buses that allow a ramp to be lowered to make it easier for customers with mobility challenges to board. 
 
Calgary Transit has been moving towards this goal since 1993.  They have been careful to maximize the value of our older buses, while keeping in mind the accessibility needs of Calgarians. The last 117 high-floor buses in our fleet had a combined mileage of 108 million kilometres and 34 of those buses have been sold to places like Saskatoon, Gatineau and Sunshine Village. 
 
A complete fleet of accessible busses will usher in a new era of transit accessibility for customers with mobility challenges.  Of course, there is still more work to be done but we’re very excited to have reached this milestone.

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