For persons with intellectual disabilities or autism, finding their way around pubic transit can be a tough undertaking.
In an effort to address this issue, the Société de transport de Laval (STL) has come up with an application that will help guide people by issuing very specific directions.
The Montmorency metro station, Laval, has many bus destinations and stops and that, for some people, makes it difficult to find their routes.
The STL is now making use of the Compagnon application to assist some its customers. The application offers detailed information on how a traveler can reach their destination. It also tracks the user and if they go off course, their family members are informed.
The program is currently available to 25 users and is projected to cost $15000 each year. Montreal’s Minister hopes this application can be made available in other cities and to even more people in the coming days.