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Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund Public Consultation

Project Status: 
Underway

Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund – Notice of Public Consultation

Posted: 
Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2:11 pm
Last updated: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 9:51 am

Dates & Times

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 9:30 am to Friday, February 16, 2018, 5:30 pm

Location

City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West,
1st floor, Jean Pigott Place
Ottawa, ON K1M 1J1

Note: The first thirty (30) minutes of each session is reserved for registration, with each consultation session lasting approximately two (2) hours.

Tell us what you think!

The City will be hosting public meetings to obtain feedback with respect to how Council can use the Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility funds to promote and foster accessible transportation services in the City of Ottawa.

Register Now 

Advance registration is required to participate in the in-person Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund consultations sessions. The registration process for the session on January 30, 2018 is now closed, however registration for the session on February 16, 2018 will remain open until Friday February 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm. Please note that space is limited.

To register online, please click here .

If you are unable to register online, please call 311 and staff will assist you.  

Consultation Dates, Times and Locations:

Note: The first thirty (30) minutes of each session is reserved for registration, with each consultation session lasting approximately two (2) hours.

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, 1stfloor, Jean Pigott Place
  • 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm - City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, 1stfloor, Jean Pigott Place

Information Package and Online Survey to be posted Wednesday, January 24, 2018 until midnight on Friday, February 16, 2018

Not able to attend the in-person sessions? No problem. You may also provide your feedback by completing the Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund online survey. The survey, along with an information package containing additional information will be available on this page starting Wednesday, January 24, 2018 until midnight on Friday February 16, 2018.

If you are unable to complete the survey and cannot attend one of the in-person consultation sessions, you can still provide your feedback by contacting the individual below from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm and 3:00pm. 

Please Note: In the event that Leanne is away from her desk at the time of your call, please leave a message. All messages will be returned within 24 hours.

For more information, please contact

Leanne Watson

City of Ottawa

Emergency and Protective Services

613-580-2424, extension 21624

Leanne.Watson@ottawa.ca

 

Contact

Leanne Watson
Phone: 
613-580-2424, poste 21624

Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund

Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund

On April 13, 2016, City Council approved the report entitled “Regulating Vehicles for Hire in the City of Ottawa – Taxis, Limousines and Private Transportation Companies”

(ACS2016-COS-EPS-0012). As a result, a new Vehicle-for-Hire By-law was approved, that included a licensing system for Private Transportation Companies (PTCs) in the City of Ottawa, effective September 30, 2016.

As part of its deliberations, Council delegated to the General Manager, Emergency and Protective Services (EPS), the authority to negotiate, finalize and execute the establishment of a voluntary per-trip surcharge for accessibility to be paid by licensed PTCs, with any funds received from the surcharge to be directed to a dedicated reserve fund.  

Council further directed that the General Manager, Emergency and Protective Services work with the City’s Accessibility Office, the Accessibility Advisory Committee, Para Transpo and other internal and external stakeholders to develop a strategy with respect to how new fees generated through an accessibility levy could be used to offset costs for a number of programs supporting accessible transportation.  

The Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund aims to address the reality that many Private Transportation Companies (PTCs), such as Uber Canada, cannot currently accommodate persons who use mobility devices including power wheelchairs and scooters.

The General Manager, Emergency and Protective Services will respond to Council’s direction in a report to the Community and Protective Services Committee and Council in June 2018.

Tell us what you think!

The City will be hosting public meetings to obtain feedback with respect to how Council can use the Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility funds to promote and foster accessible transportation services in the City of Ottawa.

 

Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund Consultation Survey

Provide your feedback by completing the Vehicle-for-Hire Accessibility Fund survey. The survey will be available on this page  until midnight on Friday February 16, 2018.

To complete the survey, please click here.