Top Bus Features for Mobility and Accessibility
Taking a road trip with a great bus makes you feel honoured, appreciated, and valued.
Not all bus rides are equal; some are boring and uncomfortable, while others are pretty lively and amazing.
In this article, we have listed for you the top mobility and accessibility bus features that you should consider whether your bus trips will be short inner-city ones or longer adventures.
1. Air conditioning and heating
Air conditioning is an important factor to consider.
You need cool air in the summer and heat in the winter. A bus that has proper air conditioning and heating is highly preferred by many passengers because it is comfortable. This is even more important if your bus riders are handicapped. The passengers may or may not be able to say if they are uncomfortable.
2. Comfortable seats
Comfortable seats are a key priority to most people. The bus seats of the bus should give maximum comfort to the passengers especially when traveling to a long distance. Stiff seats cause back pain and spinal complications and will give you some seriously unhappy passengers.
3. A specific place for wheelchairs and mobility gadgets
Buses should have a specific place to keep wheelchairs and other mobility gadgets specifically for disabled customers. This is to enhance smooth mobility and also for the safety for the passengers.
4. Great compartmentalization
Top mobility buses are designed with the philosophy of the compartmentalization concept. How the interior of the bus is designed adds to the safety of the passengers by cocooning them.
Seats are perfectly arranged higher off the ground so that the average-sized opposing cars on the highway are below the feet of the passengers.
5. Emergency Features
Buses should have a back-door emergency exit, a front, service door, and side emergency-operation windows to give excellent access to egress. Passengers should be given training to use evacuation drills in the case of an emergency.
If you need a mid-sized bus with good accessibility features, definitely contact us.
Dynamic Specialty Vehicles has been supplying and servicing mid-sized buses for over 30 years. With long-term contracts with demanding clients like BC Ambulance and BC Transit, Dynamic Specialty Vehicles knows how to keep their clients safe and their buses running smoothly.
If you have any questions about this article or would like further information about buses and/or services, please call us on our Toll-Free number, (888) 416-9333.