Dignity Transportation Inc.

Dignity Transportation Inc.

June 01, 2006 10:00 ET

Media Release: Special Needs Transportation has been taken to a new Level! Dignity Transportation's Star Service!

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - June 1, 2006) -

Editors Note: A photo for this release will be available on the CP picture wire via CCNMatthews.

Dignity Transportation Inc. Southern Ontario's largest service provider for those with special needs, today took delivery of their most unique vehicle yet... an 8 passenger wheel chair accessible limousine. The Only such vehicle in North America.

Dignity Transportation, a 15 year veteran service provider and the first company to offer wheelchair accessible taxis in Toronto was founded in 1990 by Lloyd Pollock a long time advocate for the disabled community, Today Dignity is a major contributor to the services provided by The Toronto Transit Commission, supplying approximately 25% of their needs for wheelchair accessible vehicles to the Wheel-Trans service Division. Dignity also provides vehicles under contract to York Region Transit Mobility Plus for the provision of their accessible service. The company is the service provider for accessible transportation for The Rehabilitation Institute of Toronto at all of their sites, Runneymede Hospital, WSIB, and almost all auto insurers for accident benefits and many others. It also is a carrier for Cardinal Coach Lines on behalf of the Catholic School Board of Toronto, and carries children for The Toronto District School Board. Recently the company was awarded a major contract in Winnipeg to service their Handi-Transit for both accessible and sedan service.

Lloyd Pollock, Dignity President, stated that: " Dignity has always been at the forefront in training and transportation for all those with special needs. We were the first of the Toronto taxi companies to put full size vans on the road to accommodate larger and multiple wheelchairs and scooters. Recognizing that there was still a demand for even larger vehicles the company added on wheelchair accessible buses.

The next progression was a natural for us...

We are extremely proud to announce that once again Dignity is out front with the first of its kind in North America. A truly luxurious wheelchair accessible limousine."

"The Dignity Star" is based on a 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 SHC Van with 158" Wheel Base and a High Roof, 2.7L I5 Turbo Diesel Engine, 5 - Speed Auto W5A380 Transmission, and is equipped with:

Driver Air Bag
150 Amp Alternator
100 Amp Battery with Aux Battery and Battery Disconnect Relay
4 Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
Electronic Stability Program
Outside Temperature Gauge
Front Heavy Duty Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Traction Control
Power Rack and Pinion Steering
Air Conditioning w/Auto Temp Control
Right Sliding Door
270 Degree Opening Rear Doors
Luxury Bucket Driver Seat with Manual Lumbar Adjust
Power Heated Mirrors
Keyless Entry
Power Windows
Power Locks
Additional Rt/Lt Parabolic Mirrors
Speed Control
ParkSense Rear Park Assist System

Fully Insulated Interior
4 - 51 x 23 Solid Bay Windows
1 - 39 x 23 Sliding Door Window
1 - 41 x 23 Front Driver Side Window
2 - 23 x 23 Rear Door Windows
Dark Limo Tint on above windows
Braun ADA Lift Mounted at Rear
2 Wheel Chair Positions with Q-Straint Retractors
Stainless Steel Grab Handle at Passenger Entrance
Power Step at Side Passenger Entrance
Custom Curved 6 - Person Leather Couch, Complete with Steel Frame
and Lap Belts
Vinyl Upholstered Wall Divider between Drivers & Passenger Area with
Sliding Window
Vinyl Upholstered Interior Panels with Cloth Accents
Cloth Upholstered Roof Liner
Custom Wood Trim at Ceiling and Front Wall
Carpet in Front Passenger Area
Altro Flooring in Lift / Wheel Chair Area
2 - Cloth Curtain Dividers, in front of Lift area and in front of
Wheel Chair area
Independent Conversion Wiring System with Separate Fuse Panel and
1000watt Invertor
Independently Banked Dome and LED Rope Lights
4 - Floor Courtesy Lights
LED Rope Light Accent and Courtesy Light at Passenger Entrance
20" LCD TV mounted on Front Wall
15" LCD Drop Down TV Above Passenger Side Wheel Well
DVD/CD Player with Radio Tuner
Laptop Connectivity With Audio Video System
Courtesy Phone/Intercom for Driver Passenger Communication
4 Sets of Wireless Headphones
5 - Speaker Sound System
Full Wood A/V Cabinet to house DVD/CD Player and Lighting Control
Rear Storage Cabinet for Q-Straint belts
Rear Heat & Air Conditioning
D409 Safety Kits and more...

Contact Information

  • For further information and photo opportunities contact:
    Dignity Transportation Inc.
    Jeff Pasoff
    (905) 470-6842
    50 McIntosh Drive ,Suite 110
    Markham, Ontario L3R 9T3