Wheelchair access on all YK Transit buses coming soon

A Yellowknife bus stop. New all-accessible buses are on the way as is new branding and logo. (CKLB file photo.)

All Yellowknife transit buses, servicing both regular and express routes, will soon be fully wheelchair accessible.

The launch of the new Yellowknife Transit Fleet, comprising of eight accessible buses, will begin next week.

The buses on display will soon begin to be incorporated into routes, as the City transitions to the new fleet.

The new full-sized buses will feature:

  • Two wheelchair users capacity per bus which are “kneeling buses” with a loading ramp;
  • Improved air-ride suspension;
  • Better fare boxes; and
  • New branding of the fleet to YKTransit with updated logo.

Some additional features will be installed later this year including:

  • Updated real time bus tracking;
  • Automated stop announcements; and
  • Automated passenger counters.

In addition, two new buses for the Yellowknife Accessible Transit System are anticipated to arrive in Yellowknife later this summer.