Design challenges in wheelchair securement for fixed-route, large accessible transit vehicles (LATVs) often create difficulties for passengers who use wheelchairs and operational inefficiencies for public transit agencies. Recent innovations in wheelchair securement technology for LATVs may reduce these challenges.
Transportation plays an important role in creating an accessible society because it is important for ensuring employment, citizenship and social interaction for people with disabilities. More than half a million people with disabilities cannot leave their homes because of transportation difficulties
UB, NFTA are working to make public transportation more accessible UB’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) has received grant funding to test two new types of securement systems for public transportation riders who use a wheeled mobility device such as a wheelchair or motorized scooter. Part of the three-year, $600,000 research … Read morePublic Transportation Field Study