Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations

The consultation is now concluded. We are analyzing the input

Phase II – Consultation on the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR)

The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) is launching new consultations on key accessibility-related issues. This consultation process will focus on:

  • How to apply ATPDR provisions to small transportation providers – with adjustments to reflect their unique operating realities; 
  • Whether or not to apply the One Person, One Fare (1p1f) requirement to international travel and to small transportation providers;
  • What, if anything, to require of transportation providers with respect to Emotional Support Animals and service animals other than dogs; and
  • Planning and reporting frameworks for transportation providers, pursuant to the Accessible Canada Act, which came into force on July 11, 2019.

How to participate

Consult the CTA's consultation paper

Full text in the following formats:

General summary in the following formats:

Have your say

You can provide written submissions by email at

The CTA will accept American Sign Language or Quebec Sign Language submissions by video. Please send an email to with the subject line "Video".


Deadline was extended to February 28, 2020. The consultation is now concluded.  We are analyzing the input


Submissions will be considered public documents and will be posted on the CTA's website in the official language in which they were submitted, along with the name of the individual or organization that submitted them.

If your submission contains information that you believe should be treated as confidential, please see the consultation paper for information on how you can make such a submission.

Next steps

The CTA is moving forward with regulations required to implement the planning and reporting processes provided for by the Accessibility Canada Act. Our goal is to have draft regulations published for public review and comment by the end of 2020. Under the ACA, the CTA must have final regulations in force by July 2021.

Input received on the other three issues (extending One Person, One Fare (1p1f) to international and small transportation service providers; applying ATPDR provisions to small transportation providers; and Emotional Support Animals) has not provided a clear enough basis for moving forward in the short term with regulatory changes. Further discussions and analysis are required.


Consultation is now concluded. We are analyzing the input
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