On September 26 the City of Brampton announced a partnership between Brampton Transit, TransHelp and MagnusCards.

The city will partner with MagnusCards and TransHelp to create downloadable cards which will help riders learn how to best make use of the transit system.  

MagnusCards is a free mobile app that provides step-by-step guidance to help teach users a variety of life skills through downloadable guides known as card decks. Brampton Transit and TransHelp in partnership with MagnusCards have created several card decks.

Brampton Transit has seven card decks available for download: Fares and PRESTO, Planning Your Trip, How to Ride the Bus, How to Transfer Buses, Riding the Bus with Your Accessibility Device, Riding Safely, and Staying Up To Date. 

TransHelp has six card decks available for download: How to Book a Trip, How to Pay for Your Trip, Get Ready on Trip Day, Riding on TransHelp, Travelling Beyond Peel’s Borders, and How to Buy and Use Taxi Scrip.

Creating and sharing inclusive information is part of the Brampton Transit’s 2019 Customer Charter, and this new program comes just in time for October’s observance of Autism Awareness Month

Creating a green city means “creating equal opportunities for everyone to take transit,” said Mayor Patrick Brown during the city’s announcement. The initiative provides “easy access to residents and visitors who might find it challenging to use transit in Brampton and in Peel.”

“The needs of our residents are diverse, so our supports must be inclusive,” says Nando Iannicca, Peel Regional Chair. “We are delighted to partner with the City of Brampton on an initiative that will increase travel options for all and help residents gain independence.”

Left to right: Regional Councillor Pat Fortini, Regional Chair Nando Iannicca, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillor Rowena Santos