Barrie Accessible Community Transportation Service
The Barrie Accessible Community Transportation Service (BACTS) is a specialized bus transportation service operated to assist those persons with mobility difficulties. This service provides transportation from one accessible door to another and is available on a temporary or permanent basis, depending on the user’s eligibility.
For a complete overview of services view the latest BACTS Ride Guide.
Fare Structure Change: Effective May 1st, 2013
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2013 BACTS FARES RATES FOR MONTHLY PASSES ARE EFFECTIVE TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO MAY 1ST, 2013.
Who is Eligible for BACTS?
- Accessible transit services are intended for a person who, due to functional mobility problems, is physically unable to walk a distance of 175 metres (approximately 600 feet).
- Elderly persons are not automatically eligible for BACTS service. Only persons physically unable to board public transit vehicles are eligible for this service.
- Blind persons able to board public transit are not eligible for BACTS service.
- Persons with mental health issues and/or cognitive disabilities may be eligible for the BACTS service if, in addition to the above, they have a physical disability that prevents them from boarding a public transit vehicle.
How do I Apply for BACTS?
Contact the City of Barrie:
City of Barrie
70 Collier Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 400, Barrie, Ontario
Or apply online:
Download the BACTS Application Form (All 4 pages are required for registration).
After completing the application, including the portion that requires your health professional’s signature, return it to the above City of Barrie address or fax to (705) 739-4238. The application will be reviewed and notification of your qualifications as a registrant will be sent to you shortly afterwards.
Approved clients must reside within the City of Barrie.
BACTS will provide service to any person visiting Barrie who is a registrant of another accessible system.
Barrie Transit is pleased to provide our community with accessible low floor buses on most transit routes. Low floor buses have no stairs so boarding is easy, plus they have a ramp and space for two wheelchairs.
BACTS may also use a taxi company to supplement the service.
Where will BACTS take you?
Registered BACTS clients may use the service for medical appointments, school, shopping, visiting family and friends, social outings, anywhere you need to go within the City of Barrie limits. BACTS enables you to stay active in your community!
BACTS Transportation is available
Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 11: pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Service is not available on Statutory Holidays (Subject to change)