28 Aug '17, 2pm

#Pamplona Mich.'s Blue Water Area Transit adds Q'Straint Quantum securement system

#Pamplona Mich.'s Blue Water Area Transit adds Q'Straint Quantum securement system

Bus drivers no longer need to assist with the process, which will now take less than 25 seconds. Port Huron, Mich.’s Blue Water Area Transit is the first transit agency in Michigan to use the fully-automatic Quantum wheelchair securement system. With the new system, passengers quickly secure their wheelchairs or other mobility devices, such as scooters or Amigos, in a safe position after boarding a bus. Bus drivers no longer need to assist with the process, which will now take less than 25 seconds. Quantum is designed to ensure new levels of rider independence, safety, and dignity. Wheelchair-using passengers simply push a button to engage the system’s automatic locking sequence. Quantum’s arms move into position and secure the passenger’s mobility device by gripping its wheels. The system continues to adjust its grip as needed during the bus ride. “It is exciting that our...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/accessibility/news/725022/m...

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