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