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Brampton Transit and TransHelp champion inclusiveness by partnering with accessibility app


​BRAMPTON, ON (September 26, 2019) – In time for Autism Awareness Month in October, Mayor Patrick Brown and Peel Regional Chair Nando Iannicca today announced a partnership between Brampton Transit, TransHelp and MagnusCards®.

MagnusCards® is a free, gamified mobile app that provides structured, step-by-step guidance to help teach users a variety of life skills through downloadable guides known as card decks.

Brampton Transit has seven card decks available for download: Fares and PRESTO, Planning Your Trip, How to Ride the Bus, How to Transfer Buses, Riding the Bus with Your Accessibility Device, Riding Safely, and Staying Up To Date.

TransHelp has six card decks available for download: How to Book a Trip, How to Pay for Your Trip, Get Ready on Trip Day, Riding on TransHelp, Travelling Beyond Peel’s Borders, and How to Buy and Use Taxi Scrip.

As outlined in Brampton Transit’s 2019 Customer Charter, the City is committed to creating and sharing inclusive information for those with cognitive special needs and those who are new to Brampton’s transit system. This milestone partnership is a pivotal step towards continuing to make Brampton a Green City and Peel a Community for Life where people can thrive throughout each stage of their lives.

Learn more at www.bramptontransit.com.

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Left to right: Regional Councillor Pat Fortini, Regional Chair Nando Iannicca, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Rowena Santos

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Left to right: Regional Councillor Pat Fortini, Public Works Commissioner Andrew Farr, TransHelp Director Mark Castro, Regional Councillor Annette Groves, Regional Councillor Martin Medeiros, Brampton Transit General Manager Alex Milojevic

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Left to right: Brampton Transit General Manager Alex Milojevic, Director of TransHelp Mark Castro, Public Works Commissioner Andrew Farr, Regional Councillor Johanna Downey, TransHelp Manager David Margiotta, TransHelp Manager Ana Hoffman, Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson

Quotes

“Brampton is a Green City, and we are committed to having an accessible transit system. That includes creating equal opportunities for everyone to take transit. MagnusCards® is an inclusive app that will provide easy access to residents and visitors who might find it challenging to use transit in Brampton and in Peel.”

- Mayor Patrick Brown

“The needs of residents are diverse so our supports must be inclusive. We are delighted to partner with the City of Brampton on an initiative that will increase travel options for all and help residents gain independence.”

- Peel Regional Chair Nando Iannicca

“MagnusCards enhance the rider’s experience on public transit. We have worked with the Region of Peel on this accessible and inclusive initiative, and are proud to bring these step-by-step guides for Brampton Transit to our city.”

- Alex Milojevic, General Manager, Brampton Transit



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MEDIA CONTACT
Christine Sharma
Media Relations, City of Brampton
905.874.2880 | christine.sharma@brampton.ca  
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Rachelle Brown
Communications Specialist, TransHelp
905.460.6784 | rachelle.brown@peelregion.ca