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Va. transit bus, motorized wheelchair collide
Va. transit bus, motorized wheelchair collide

February 23, 2015
CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A man riding a motorized wheelchair against traffic was struck by a Hampton Roads Transit bus, WAVY-TV reported. According to police, the bus driver saw the person traveling on the street in the direction of the bus and swerved at the last second to avoid a direct collision with the motorized wheelchair. The wheelchair struck the right side of the bus. Police confirmed

5 Qs: Q'Straint's Jean-Marc Girardin
5 Qs: Q'Straint's Jean-Marc Girardin

January 5, 2015
For 30 years, Q’Straint has remained focused on one vision: to develop the world’s most effective wheelchair passenger safety solutions for public and private transportation. Today, Q’Straint is a global company serving customers in over 50 countries around the world. Jean-Marc Girardin, founder/executive chairman at Q’Straint, talks about how the company’s key innovations shaped

Disability advocacy group threatens bus startup Leap with lawsuit
Disability advocacy group threatens bus startup Leap with lawsuit

April 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — A disability advocacy group has threatened legal action against San Francisco luxury transit startup Leap if the company does not immediately reinstall wheelchair accessibility features it removed from its buses, SF Gate reported. RELATED: New luxury bus service launches in San Francisco The demand letter sent to Leap by the Independent Living Resource Center in San

Group accuses Montreal transit of ableism
Group accuses Montreal transit of ableism

March 9, 2015
MONTREAL — The Link reported that Accessibilize Montreal members questioned Société de transport de Montréal (STM) board members on whether it had a corporate policy of ableism at an open board meeting. The accusations stem from a human rights complaint by a rider who said a bus driver refused to lower the wheelchair ramp for her because she was using a walker and not a wheelchair. STM holds

Sure-Lok retractor makes wheelchair securement fast, easy
Sure-Lok retractor makes wheelchair securement fast, easy

March 24, 2015
Sure-Lok International LLC has introduced the Titan800, a new retractor to the existing TITAN product line. The retractor is designed to meet the latest WC18 industry regulations, which take effect December 2015. “To fully secure wheelchair passengers in seconds, you have to have a perfect system from the floor up,” said Q’Straint/Sure-Lok VP of Business Development Robert Joseph. “The

Pa. transit agency to purchase 12 paratransit vehicles

April 13, 2015
GREENSBURG, Pa. — The Westmoreland County Transit Authority will purchase 12 vehicles to help correct inefficiencies that have plagued the agency's paratransit program since its takeover nearly two years ago, TribLive reported. A $600,000 state grant will be used to buy the seven-seat minibuses that can hold up to two wheelchairs. The vehicles will be given to private transportation companies

Abilitrax
Abilitrax

January 6, 2015
AbiliTrax is a common platform that integrates quick disconnect Step N Lock/Camlock seating with several different wheelchair tiedown options, wheelchair lifts, grab handles, stretcher mounts and several other accessories using a floor grid system. The platform allows users to change the configuration of a vehicle in seconds. Benefits include the ability to own fewer vehicles, a lower cost

S.F. State shuttles better accommodate wheelchair users
S.F. State shuttles better accommodate wheelchair users

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

Q'Straint's automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station brought to market
Q'Straint's automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station brought to market

April 22, 2015
Q'Straint announced today that its automatic rear-facing wheelchair securement station, Quantum, is now available for buses and other transportation companies. This announcement comes after years of research and development and successful field tests. The self-securement process takes less than 25 seconds, and does not require the driver to leave his or her seat to help. "The time savings

Mobility Ventures donates wheelchair-accessible MV-1 to Fort Worth charity
Mobility Ventures donates wheelchair-accessible MV-1 to Fort Worth charity

May 5, 2015
Mobility Ventures LLC, designer and manufacturer of the MV-1, the only American vehicle designed from the ground up in support of people who use wheelchairs, presented a brand new wheelchair accessible vehicle to Catholic Charities Fort Worth, Monday, May 4th, during APTA's 2015 Bus & Paratransit Conference. The event highlighted the leadership role of the State of Texas

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