2015 Metrolinx Accessibility Public Meetings

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Hello,

This is a gentle reminder that the Metrolinx Accessibility Public Meetings will begin next week. Please refer to the initial invite below for details about the meetings. If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to register in advance for the meeting. Additionally, it would be greatly appreciated if you could forward this invite to your networks, colleagues, customers and friends. The registration process helps us to effectively plan for the meetings by ensuring we have the proper accommodations in place. Registration can be done via the registration form on our website (www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/accessibility/register.aspx), or by e-mail ([email protected]), phone (1-888-438-6646) or TTY (1-800-387-3652).

Thank you,
The Metrolinx team

Dear Participants,

Metrolinx is inviting you to participate in our 2015 Accessibility Public Meetings that will take place across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We want to hear from you about the accessibility of GO Transit, PRESTO, UP Express, and our upcoming Rapid Transit services and projects.

Metrolinx values the input we receive through a variety of channels from community members, partners and stakeholders to help identify improvements to the accessibility of our services.

At each in-person meeting, participants will have an opportunity to:
· learn about past, current and future accessibility activities at Metrolinx and its operating divisions and business units;

· discuss and provide input to our accessibility initiatives through round table sessions; and

· interact directly with Metrolinx staff involved with accessibility projects.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, real-time captioning and attendant services will be provided at the in-person meetings. Alternative formats and other accommodations will be made available upon request.

New this year is a teleconference, which will provide an opportunity for some people who might not be able to make it to an in-person meeting to share their ideas and speak with Metrolinx staff. For the teleconference, participants are asked to submit questions and comments in advance, and then staff will respond to those during the call.

The meetings will take place at the following locations/dates:

Toronto
Tuesday, October 20, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Metro Hall
55 John Street
Rooms 308 & 309 (third floor)

Hamilton
Tuesday, October 27, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hamilton Hotel
116 King Street West
South, West & Centre Ballrooms (second floor)
* Note: this is a combined meeting with the City of Hamilton’s Accessible Transportation Services

Whitby
Wednesday, November 4, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Abilities Centre
55 Gordon Street
Theatre / Multi-Purpose Room (second floor)

Teleconference
Wednesday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Phone-in meeting; TTY will not be available
RSVP required; please submit questions and comments in advance of meeting
Teleconference details will be provided to registrants

To help us prepare for the meetings, we are asking participants to register in advance either online at www.metrolinx.com/en/aboutus/accessibility/register.aspx, email at [email protected], or by calling 1-888-438-6646 or 1-800-387-3652 (TTY teletypewriters only).

We look forward to your participation.

Sincerely,

The Metrolinx Accessibility Team