GRT highlights priority seating education during National AccessAbility Week

Posted on Monday May 27, 2024

Waterloo Region – For National AccessAbility Week, May 26 to June 1, and in response to public feedback, Grand River Transit is launching an education campaign about priority seating.

On all GRT conventional buses and ION trains, seats will be marked with temporary stickers to remind customers where the seats are located and that they should be saved for customers of all ages with disabilities and mobility challenges.

“When you ride transit, you are part of a community and that means looking out for each other and including everyone,” said Regional Coun. Colleen James, Chair of the Planning and Works Committee. “The new stickers are designed to offer a reminder to our transit community to save these seats for someone who needs it and offer your seat to someone who may need it."

Priority seats are located close to the entrance door of the bus and train and are marked by permanent blue decals. The areas are also used for customers who use mobility devices.

Any customer who does not need the seat, must vacate it on request.

For more information on priority seating, visit Information is also available about all accessible features on board GRT buses and ION trains, and MobilityPLUS, which is GRT’s door-to-door service for people with disabilities.


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