S.F. State shuttles better accommodate wheelchair users

Posted on February 2, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO — Prior to this week, when the San Francisco's State University introduced a new line of buses, the disability centers on campus offered a fair warning to wheelchair users to avoid the shuttles and instead take Muni, The Examiner reported.

The new fleet features larger and more wheelchair accessible buses, which replace smaller buses with lifts that would take up to 20 minutes to load the person who used a wheelchair. The lifts on the older shuttles would take more time to operate because they retracted underneath the buses, according to the report.

The new low-floor shuttles are equipped with lifts that take from five to eight minutes to load a wheelchair user.

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