Specialized Transit Service

Specialized Transit (formerly known as the handivan) is a personalized accessible door-to-door transportation service available to residents of the Municipality of Meaford who are physically disabled or have mobility limitations.

The Accessible Van can be used for:

  • Going to work
  • Appointments or meetings
  • Shopping
  • Recreation
  • Visiting friends

Transit services will also be provided to Collingwood, Thornbury and Owen Sound for professional/medical related appointments.

Hours of Operation

The accessible transit van operates Monday to Friday from 10am to 2:30pm.

Once you have completed your application and received your pass, just call 519-538-5577 to book your trip.


All prices are for one-way trips only. Attendant and companion fares are the same.

  • Local Trip - $4.00
  • Owen Sound, Thornbury, or Collingwood - $8.00

Who is Eligible?

Residents who, because of physical limitations, are unable to board the conventional transit system, may use Specialized Transit. Riders generally fall into two categories:

  • Permanent: Individuals who are permanently disabled and require the service for an indefinite period of time.
  • Temporary: Individuals who are temporarily disabled because of illness or injury. These people are subject to review if the service is still required after the expiration date. 

Scooters and electric wheelchairs (depending on their size, weight and type) are permitted aboard the transit vehicles. Riders are asked to get their devices verified by the transit operator for accommodation.

How to Apply

To apply for the accessible transit van, complete the Georgian Handivan Application Form.

You can either have the application form completed and signed by one of the listed Health Care Professionals, or provide the information from a valid Ontario Accessible Parking Permit to the Municipal Office for verification. The application must be either signed by the applicant, or signed on behalf of the applicant if he/she is incapable of signing.

Submit your completed form to:

Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West
Meaford, ON
N4L 1A1
Monday to Friday | 8:30-4:30

or by email to transit@meaford.ca


For more information on the accessible van service or for assistance with your application, please contact transit@meaford.ca or call 519-538-1060.