Accessibility

Quantum securement use leads to accessiblity award for MATBUS

Posted on June 14, 2016

Q'Straint
Q'Straint
Fargo, N.D.-based transit service, MATBUS was recently honored with the Accessibility Award from disability rights organization Freedom Resource Center in recognition of its implementation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

Nate Aalgaard, executive director of Freedom Resource Center, presented the award to MATBUS for "going above and beyond" the ADA requirements with the installation of the Quantum wheelchair securement system on two City of Fargo buses received last fall, as well as the introduction of the "Train the Trainer" workshops and distribution of free 10-ride tickets to passengers learning how to ride MATBUS with a certified trainer.

MATBUS, which received the award during their 5th Annual Appreciation Luncheon on May 10, 2016, is composed of the cities of Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., and provides mobility management workshops, tools and training to encourage independence.

The City of Fargo's Interim Transit Director, Julie Bommelman, realized early on the potential benefits of the Quantum securement system, not only for transit properties, but also for passengers and bus drivers alike. "It was well worth it for our most important asset, our passengers," she said. "Thank you [Q'Straint] for your hard work in making it such a success."

Quantum, which allows people with disabilities to independently secure themselves on the two Fargo fixed-route buses, is fully automatic, new to the fleet and gaining momentum in the transit industry. The cutting-edge technology from Q'Straint has been well-received by the MATBUS staff, the riding public, according to the company, and Freedom Resource Center's Aalgaard provided a letter of support during the process, endorsing Quantum.

The State of Minnesota recently approved the Quantum, allowing the City of Moorhead the opportunity to explore installation of the wheelchair securement station in their upcoming purchase of two fixed-route vehicles. The City of Fargo is also purchasing two fixed-route vehicles and hopes to include Quantum in their new vehicles.


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

More News

NYC Transit hires first-ever accessibility chief

Tasked with overseeing and implementing initiative to expand accessibility to subway and bus customers, and improve paratransit service.

ABQ RIDE ads 44 Glavals for Sun Van paratransit service

Just like more recent models of Sun Vans, the new Glaval models still carry up to 14 riders, with room for as many as three wheelchair passengers.

NYC Transit continues work to improve rail accessibility

The 86 St R project will add elevators and reconfigure station infrastructure — such as handrails, turnstiles and powered gates, Braille signage, and platform panels — for full accessibility.

U. of Minn. measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car

Los Angeles is the top Metro area for loss in job accessibility due to congestion.

Space Coast community event to feature Q'Straint's Quantum system

The system is designed to ensure new levels of rider independence, safety, and dignity.

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