Accessible transit buses have issues


Editor: Recently, I had occasion to book the accessible bus for the first time on new vehicles. It was my first and definitely last time!

A very scary and difficult experience. Rather than a lift, we had to traverse a metal narrow ramp that’s rather steep.

I could barely make it to the top to board bus. Then the really scary part was trying to come down the ramp with only my walker in front. There are no handles on the unit and no belt to stop you at the bottom. I requested the driver to push back on the bar of my walker to slow the movement since my feet and back couldn’t allow me to go faster.

I’m sure there are others who need safe accessible transit and go through these issues when getting up and about.

Has anyone else felt as I do? Could these be someone in power to review these issues?

Ruth Rivers





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