Oshkosh’s Go Transit upgrades buses for riders with wheelchairs, scooters

A person with a wheelchair or mobility scooter can secure themselves without assistance from the driver
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 8:21 PM CDT
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - Go Transit in Oshkosh upgraded 12 of its buses to help riders with disabilities.

Riders in wheelchairs and mobility scooters can now secure themselves quickly with the push of a button without assistance from the driver. A motorized arm drops down to keep the chair in place.

Go Transit says it saves time. One of the riders who tested it out Thursday is a big fan.

“I am loving it,” Adam Bellcorelli from Oshkosh said. “I think it’s super exciting that they use the technology that gives me a lot more independence, that lets me use the bus easier and more securely.”

The previous system required drivers to use a system of straps and hooks to keep the chair in place.

Go Transit says the 12 buses are just the first in a three-phase project.

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