A man on a wheelchair is making his point heard to the TTC after he says he waited at a bus stop where he was neglected by several drivers who failed to pick him up.
Mohammd Alhajabdullah and his 10-year-old son were waiting at a stop in 30 degree weather for almost two hours in Etobicoke near Kipling Avenue and Redcliff Boulevard on Tuesday, July 5th. He says one bus did pull up, but it only had standing room available at the time. The driver asked if he would kindly wait for the next bus to come and pick him up.
However, one man who also was waiting for the bus helped Alhajadbdullah get in front on the bus with his son to make them stop and see that he was being ignored.
Alhajabdullah indicated to the TTC that there were at least six buses that passed by before he was picked up.
TTC Chair Brad Ross says that there is a procedure in place to make sure that those who are in wheelchairs are able to get on the bus in these kinds of situations. He also adds that the TTC is now investigating the matter further to see if they can find a solution to avoid this from happening again.
Alhajabdullah made his way home that day with his son after a passenger on the bus called a wheelchair taxi.