Fully accessible Kings Transit buses

All Kings Transit Buses are Fully Accessible

  • Low floor buses for improved accessibility
  • Operator will “kneel” the bus on request to curb level
  • The Entry or Exit Ramps will be lowered for any passenger who requires assistance in embarking or disembarking the bus, although Operator discretion applies under winter or wet conditions.
  • Extra wide passenger door
  • Safe and secure wheelchair “tie-down” spaces.

 

Mobility Devices

Kings Transit is pleased to provide accessible travel assistance to passengers who are mobility impaired. Every bus in our fleet is low floor accessible and can carry two mobility devices provided they conform with the rules outlined in this policy.

Due to interior cabin and aisle/ramp size constraints, in order to avoid damage to our buses and negative impacts to our service schedule, only zero radius mobility devices can be accommodated; three or four wheel “scooter” type carts cannot be carried. In addition, dimensions/attributes for mobility devices must fall within the following ranges:

• Length: not greater than 122 cm (48 in.)
• Width: not greater than 71 cm (28 in.)
• Weight: 273 kg (600 lbs.)
(combined weight including the transit rider and mobility aid.)

All mobility devices shall have at least two anchor or tie down points, and should have 4 anchor or tie down points if possible to secure the device to the bus. These are not provided by Kings Transit and are the responsibility of the passenger to provide. All devices must be in good repair and have a working braking system.

For the safety of other passengers, flags, mirrors or other protruding objects must be removed or folded prior to embarking on a bus.
Kings Transit has four buses (Units 46, 49, 50 and 59) equipped with a rear-facing restraint system; for these buses, it is essential that all mobility devices conform to the following:

• Front brakes must be applied and/or the power switched off when the bus is in motion.
• Bags/knapsacks/packages must be removed from the back of the device before securing the device for transport; the Operator is not responsible to remove these items. The passenger (and not Kings Transit) is responsible for the contents of their bags/knapsacks/packages.

To ensure the safety of our Operators and bus passengers, Kings Transit is unable to provide service for mobility devices that do not fall within the dimensions described above or if a passenger refuses to comply with the passive restraint securement requirements; service may be denied at the Operator’s discretion. In addition, the Operator will not be able to assist in embarking or disembarking the device (lifting or pushing the device up the ramp, etc.).

For more information or to set up an orientation session, please contact us.