Accessibility

Ram ProMaster offerings feature accessible options

Posted on August 25, 2014

Ram Commercial head Robert Hegbloom visited Bobit Business Media’s offices, METRO’s parent company, to showcase the company’s latest offerings including its ProMaster and ProMaster City vans, which can now be set up with special equipment to serve paratransit fleets or other commercial customers with limited mobility.

The full-size ProMaster features a locking mechanism for a wheelchair behind the driver's seat. The power driver's seat has been modified so it swivels sideways and elevates to the same level as the wheelchair to ease the transfer from the wheelchair to the seat.

The ProMaster
The ProMaster
The ProMaster has also been equipped with hand controls for acceleration and braking, as well as rear shelving units for storage. Overall, the ProMaster has up to 14 configurations available and is ideal for the shuttle bus market.

RELATED: Operators Continue to Grapple with Funding, Demand, Retention

The compact ProMaster City has been equipped with a rear lift for a motorized scooter, power front seats that swivel and extend out of the van to aid entry, adaptive hand controls and right-side adaptive foot controls. The rear power lift elevates the scooter and slides into the van for enclosed transportation. The upfit retains the van's second row of seating.

Hegbloom said that Ram is concentrating on the private shuttle market for the ProMaster, with the private shuttle and taxi market the target for its ProMaster City.

The ProMaster City
The ProMaster City
Upfitters who contributed products to the vans included MobilityWorks, Braun, EZ Lock, B&D, Veigel, and Leggett & Platt.

To view a photo gallery, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

WMATA taps taxi companies for subsidized Md. paratransit services

The decision was a win for disability rights activists who pressed WMATA officials to avoid companies such as Uber, because they lack vehicles with wheelchair-ramps and have been sued for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Capital Metro steps up to rescue those impacted by Hurricane Harvey

The agency was able to send five vehicles for the transport of 10 wheelchair passengers from a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas to a shelter in San Antonio. They are also offering free passes and travel training to those people that are in shelters in Austin.

Transdev contracted for Denver paratransit system

Transdev operations are scheduled to begin Oct. 1 for the Access-a-Ride program, serving Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson counties in the Denver Metro region.

Car commuters dwarf public transit riders in job access

According to a study, low-income workers who commuted by car had 30 times the access to jobs than those who took public transit. The advent of ridesharing and bikesharing could close the gap.

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

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.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close