Adapted Transport: Paratransit
Paratransit is a public adapted transport service, from door to door, which people with disabilities can benefit from on reservation. The rate is the same as a regular run with public transport. However, if your destination is outside the service area of the adapted transport organization, the compagny can refuses to bring you to your destination or charge you an extra.
To benefit from paratransit services, you first need to subscribe to it. To do so, you will have to ask your doctor or a rehabilitation professional to fill a specified form on your physical condition.
To have more information on the Ministère des Transports du Québec website, click here (look at their left menu).
The ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) is mandated to ensure, throughout the province of Quebec, the mobility of persons by way of effective and safe transportation systems.
List Of Paratransit Organizations
You want to have more information about paratransit in your area? You will find here a list of organizations offering adapted transportation services.
Conseil régional de transport (CRT Lanaudière)
- MRC de Matawinie
- MRC D’Autray
- MRC de Montcalm
- MRC L’Assomption (Repentigny)
- MRC Les Moulins (Mascouche, Terrebonne)
Note : “MRC” means “municipalité régionale de comté”
Tel. : 450-670-2992 option 2.
Montréal (région du grand Montréal)
South Shore : Ville de Vaudreuil-Dorion, Ville de Châteauguay, Ville de Candiac, Ville de Chambly, RITA de la Vallée du Richelieu, MRC de Marguerite-D’Youville.
Ten metro stations along the Orange line are now accessible to all transit users, including wheelchair users. It is recommanded to use transit with the help of an aide or escort because there is a gap between the edge of the station platform and the train floor, and with most wheelchair models, this gap is difficult to manage. You can ask for an employee help at the fare control gate. Once inside the wagon, for your safety and the safety of others around you, remember to lock your wheelchair brakes while train is moving.
MRC de Marguerite D’Youville (Calixa-Lavallée, Contrecoeur, Saint-Amable, Sainte-Julie, Varennes et Verchères)
Roussillon (Ste-Catherine, St-Constant, Delson)
Société de transport de Sherbrooke (STS) (entrez dans le site, puis menu de gauche « transport adapté »)
Autres moyens de transport accessible
Taxis adapted for wheelchairs
Outside of Montréal
Transports Québec offers a list of taxi compagnies having cars adapted for people with wheelchairs.
To see this list, click here (french).
Since 2006, an aggreement stipulate that 24/24 hours, 7/7 days, you should be able to have an adapted service by taxi in less than 60 minutes, for the same rate as a regular taxi. Here are four taxi companies in Montreal :
Taxi Rosemont (514-255-1313)
Taxi Expert (514-374-7171)
Taxi Van (514-739-9933)
Taxi Diamond (514-273-6331)