Space Coast Area Transit Takes QUANTUM Leap With Innovative Wheelchair Passenger Travel Solution
By Space Coast Daily // April 27, 2018
two Space Coast Area Transit buses retrofitted
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Space Coast Area Transit recently rolled out a QUANTUM pilot program with Q’Straint, a company focused on developing innovative solutions to advance the safety and effectiveness of wheelchair passenger travel.
QUANTUM is a fully-automatic, rear-facing wheelchair securement station that allows passengers to fully secure themselves at a touch of a button, into a secure position with minimal driver assistance – all in under 25 seconds.
“In addition to providing safety benefits, the independence of securement process profoundly changes the face of public wheelchair passenger transportation,” said Scott Nelson, the Interim Director of Space Coast Area Transit.
“It is amazing how safely, efficiently and quickly it secures a disabled passenger in comparison to other systems.”
Q’Straint retrofitted two Space Coast Area Transit buses with the QUANTUM at no cost to the transit agency as part of the pilot program. The buses are located at both north and south terminals.
Key benefits include:
• Additional safety for the disabled rider as documented by the proven benefits of rear-facing child safety car seats
• Ease of securement for drivers
• Added Independence for mobility riders because of its easy to use passenger function
• Quicker boarding, meaning less curb time and more miles on the road
• A no-hassle maintenance program
Community members are encouraged to experience the new QUANTUM wheelchair securement system for themselves. For over 30 years Q’Straint has served customers in more than 70 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
To schedule a QUANTUM ride with Space Coast Area Transit, contact Carmen at 321-635- 7815 ext. 201.
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