New Accessibility Standards for Canadian Ferries

Hull, June 2, 1999 - Mrs. Marian Robson, Chairman of the Canadian Transportation Agency, will soon announce the new accessibility standards for Canadian ferry equipment, as established in the Ferry Code of Practice. These standards will improve accessibility for passengers with disabilities.

  • The Ferry Code of Practice will be launched June 14, at the Marine Atlantic terminal, in North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

  • The ceremony will start at 1:15 p.m. and will be followed at 2:00 p.m. by a visit to the accessible facilities of one of Marine Atlantic's ferries. The 20-minute visit will provide an excellent opportunity to see first hand the accessible facilities (photos, videos).


France Gauthier
Canadian Transportation Agency
(819) 994-0775

Ted Barlett
Marine Atlantic
(506) 851-3611

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