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Find out what happens if a trip is missed and how statutory holidays affect trip booking.
If you want to arrive at a destination for a specific time, the latest you can book your trip is 7 p.m. the day before you want to travel. The standard 30-minute pick-up window still applies.
For example, to book a trip where you arrive at your destination by 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, you would book your trip by 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
If your schedule is flexible, you can book a flexible trip between 7 p.m. and midnight or even the same day you wish to travel. With a flexible trip, we will pick you up within 2 hours of your requested pick-up time.
Within 2 hours of your requested pick-up time we will call you to confirm your pick-up window. When you book a flexible trip, please provide a phone number where you can be reached. If you are unable to answer, we will leave a message confirming the pick-up window.
For example, if you call at 9 a.m. to book a flexible trip for 1 p.m., we will call you by 11 a.m. to provide the available pick-up times and confirm your pick-up window.
Booking a flexible trip is a great option if you do not need to arrive at a destination for a specific time. Some examples include: grocery shopping, going to the mall, visiting friends or family. A flexible trip is not recommended for scheduled appointments, catching a flight, or meeting friends at a specific time; you will want to book by 7 p.m. the day before for this type of travel.
You can book a subscription trip for recurring daily, weekly or monthly travel (for example, work, school, or a regular appointment). This is the most convenient option for ongoing travel needs.
Once your subscription trip is booked, we will pick you up on an ongoing basis. You only need to call if you want to change or suspend the subscription trip.
All subscription trips, except for dialysis trips, are automatically cancelled on statutory holidays.
If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 or aren’t feeling well the day of your subscription trip, call and let us know at 905-791-1015.
Pre-authorized payments are recommended for subscription trips.
The journey back from your destination is considered a “return trip.” You must schedule both your trip out and your return trip when booking.
When scheduling a return trip, consider any unexpected delays that may occur. For example, if you expect to finish your appointment at 3 p.m., ask for a return pick-up time of 3:15 or 3:30 p.m. to ensure you do not miss your trip.
If you require a return trip from a medical appointment, we recommend you book the trip 90 minutes following the medical appointment to allow enough time for any delays so you do not miss your trip.
Wait at the same location where you were dropped off, unless you have made other arrangements at the time of booking.
Be sure you have access to shelter and a phone in case your vehicle is late.
Cross-boundary trips take you outside of Peel’s boundaries (beyond Brampton, Caledon or Mississauga).
You can travel into other municipalities on a cross-boundary trip by transferring to another specialized public transit provider at a designated transfer point. Transfer points outside of Peel.
You are responsible for booking your cross-boundary trip with the connecting service provider.
To book a cross-boundary trip:
- You must contact both TransHelp and the neighbouring specialized public transit agency that provides transportation in the area you’d like to travel. (i.e. Wheel-Trans, Mobility Plus, care-A-van, etc.) See list of neighbouring specialized public transit providers below.
- When you book the first part of your trip, you will be given a transfer location.
- You can then book the second part of your trip using the transfer location provided from your first booking.
Since transfers to connecting transit agencies are time sensitive, trips to transfer points for cross-boundary travel are booked based on what time you need to be at the transfer point. To meet the demands of the connection, requested pick-up times may be adjusted. Please confirm your booking details with a customer service representative at 905-791-1015 when travelling to a transfer point.
If you have questions about booking a cross-boundary trip, call us at 905-791-1015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your trip is booked, you can confirm your trip details 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by logging in to your account or calling Interactive Voice Response (IVR). We recommend confirming trip details for all your trips as your pick-up window may change due to vehicle availability.
There are 2 ways to confirm your trip details:
- Login to your account using your Client ID and password and select "Review or cancel trips." Or,
- Call IVR at 905-791-1015 and press 1. Once your Client ID and password are entered, you can:
- Enter the date of the ride you want to confirm; for example, "0721" for July 21, or
- Enter by day:
- press 1 for Monday
- press 2 for Tuesday
- press 3 for Wednesday
- press 4 for Thursday
- press 5 for Friday
- press 6 for Saturday
- press 7 for Sunday
When you log-in or call, your location, pick-up window, and the type of vehicle coming to pick you up will be confirmed. 30 minutes prior to the start of your pick-up window you will receive an automated reminder call.
If you are not at the pick-up location when the vehicle arrives within the 30-minute pick-up window, your trip will be considered a “no-show” and the driver will continue their route. If this happens, the driver will stick a “no show” on the first accessible door or on the “no show” board. The full fare will be deducted from your account and demerit points will be added.
If you miss a trip, all trips booked for that day will be automatically cancelled. If you still need a trip (outgoing or return), call 905-791-1015 immediately to reschedule. Your rescheduled trip will now be considered a flexible trip.
If your vehicle has not arrived by the end of your 30-minute pick-up window, call 905-791-1015 and press 2 to report it.
If you would like to travel on a statutory holiday or the day after the holiday, you must call 905-791-1015 and book by 7 p.m. the day before the holiday.
To cancel your trip on a statutory holiday, call us at 905-791-1015.
|Day of travel||Booking deadline|
|Monday, Oct. 9 (Thanksgiving day)||7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7|
|Tuesday, Oct. 10||7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7|
On statutory holidays:
- The TransHelp administrative office is closed.
- All subscription trips are cancelled, except for dialysis trips.
- No flexible trips are accommodated.
One week before each statutory holiday, we will provide information on how booking hours and service are affected.
A message will be:
- posted on the website
- posted when you log in
- playing on the phone when you call 905-791-1015.
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