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How to Use the Wheelchair Ramp

Wheelchair Ramp Routine

  • As the bus approaches your stop, be sure it is the correct bus before you try to board. Each AVTA bus has a destination sign over the windshield, and one on the curbside of the bus, displaying the route name and number.
  • Please wait until other passengers have boarded and position your wheelchair at least three feet back from the curb. The driver will extend the ramp so that you may enter the bus. Please listen and carefully follow any instructions given by the driver
  • Roll your chair backward up the ramp. Once your chair is in position, lock your wheelchair brakes and the driver will use tie downs to secure you and your wheelchair
  • Please tell the driver the location where you want to deboard so that the driver can properly position the bus at your departure point.
  • Your wheelchair must be properly secured and brakes set before the driver will move the bus.
  • Please signal your departure approximately one block ahead of your stop by using the signal cord or tape located above the window.
  • When it is clear to do so, the driver will extend the ramp so that you can carefully exit the bus.


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