Metrobus Accessibility Features
- All buses in the Metro fleet are accessible.
- All buses kneel or lower to make it easier to get on and off the bus.
- All buses have accessibility signs, including the International Symbol of Accessibility and kneeling bus signage.
- Priority seating for people with disabilities and senior citizens is located in the
seats directly behind the bus operator.
- Over 70 percent of the buses in Metro's fleet have audio stop announcements that identify major
intersections and transfer points. There is also a visual display.
- Bus operators are instructed to announce major intersections, landmarks, and transfer points on buses
that do not have the automated stop announcement system or if the automated stop announcement system fails
- All new buses have security cameras on the inside and outside.
- All bus operators take part in ADA Customer Service Training.
Lifts and Floor Ramps
- All buses either have a low floor ramp or are lift-equipped.
- Lift Bus Mechanic Specialist positions have been established at each Metrobus division
to maintain the operational effectiveness of lift buses.
- All new buses that Metro purchases are low floor ramp buses. As these new buses arrive,
older lift-equipped buses are phased out.
- The ramps on low floor buses can be manually operated if the hydraulic system fails, for
- Two wheelchair securement areas are located near the front of each bus and include tie downs and lap belts for safety.
- The wheelchair securement areas also feature an accessible yellow button so a customer can alert the bus operator that
the bus is approaching his or her stop.