1 Which of the following statements is true of Accessible Services?
a) Operators drive different routes each day, using a pre-printed “paddle” b) Operators have to plan their own route to ensure door-to-door service that meets the timelines c) Operators are not given a daily trip sheet that will include a list of pick-ups, addresses and times 2 The Accessible Services sector has the unique responsibility of providing its passengers with door-to-door service.
a) No b) Maybe c) Yes 3 Which is not true of an organization’s policies and procedures manual?
a) Provides information about mobility device handling techniques b) Provides both technical and functional information about e.g. mobility aids c) Provides the ability to recognize hazards to the safe usage of mobility aides and devices e.g. degree of ramp slope, condition of sidewalk, weather, etc. 4 In addition to mobility disabilities many operators transport passengers with mobility and other medical conditions.
a) True b) False c) Maybe 5 Who is responsible to “safety secure” passengers in the vehicle?
a) The passenger b) The Accessible Services Bus Operator c) The passenger’s attendant 6 Operator responsibility ends once the passenger
a) Has entered their home b) Arrives at their front door c) Exits the vehicle 7 Because of the special needs of their clients, Operators
a) Sometimes do not change lanes and turn corners smoothly b) Do not operate under the same pressure as other bus sectors to keep a schedule c) Sometimes avoid extra following distances 8 Which is the incorrect statement?
a) Knowledge of a variety of backing-up techniques is an important skill. b) A variety of vehicle formats are used in the Accessible Services sector. c) There is one standard technique for backing up an Accessible Services vehicle. 9 Which is the correct statement? Accessible Services Operators must
a) Allow Attendants to operate ramps. b) Operate lifts. c) Allow Attendants to secure passengers and wheelchairs with straps, seat belts, etc. 10 Which is the true statement?
a) Operators must constantly monitor passenger safety and security. b) Human rights legislation is subordinated to necessary medical protocols. c) Operators must “see the medical disability first and the person second”. 11 Written Answer Question.
Now that you have an idea of the work setting for each of the 5 sectors (urban, school bus, intercity, tour, and accessible services) discuss which one might appeal to you most as a career option. Your response should be no more than 200 words.