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TTC rolls out its 'Please Offer Me a Seat' program

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DH Toronto Staff May 08, 2018 12:41 pm 1,580

The TTC has launched ‘Please Offer Me a Seat’ program.

Now, TTC customers needing a place to sit will be able to ask other customers to offer them a seat simply by wearing a button indicating their need.

According to the TTC, the program is a response to customer feedback, and designed with the support of the TTC’s Advisory Committee on Accessible Transit, allowing its customers to self-identify their need for a seat.

“Similar to programs in New York City and London, this is part of the TTC’s growing commitment to increasing accessibility for all of its customers,” says a transit release.

The buttons do not guarantee someone a seat or oblige another to give up their spot. The TTC says the process will make it easier for customers with a need that is visible or invisible, or based on age or pregnancy, to request a seat.

Participating in the program is completely voluntary and customers are not required to wear a button to occupy blue priority seats.

Buttons are available from Customer Service Agents and Collector Booths in TTC stations, and the TTC will also mail buttons to customers upon request.

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