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Accessibility and Mobility Devices

ADA Accessibility on Fixed Route

All FAST buses are equipped as follows:

  • Bright display signs on the front, rear, and sides of the bus displaying destination and route number. Inside bus displays upcoming stop, route number, date, and time.
  • “Talking Bus” feature provides announcements of major stops, destination, and route number (inside/outside).
  • Kneeling (lowering) bus feature for easy accessibility.
  • Fully equipped with lifts or ramps for mobility device accessibility.

FAST offers travel training. If you would like more information on how to ride the bus, call FAST Administration at (707) 434-3800.

Mobility Devices on DART and FAST Buses

All DART paratransit buses as well as FAST fixed route buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts/ramps. You may travel with your mobility device (cane, scooter, walker, or wheelchair) as long as the lift can accommodate the size and weight of the device when occupied, and there is space for it on the vehicle.  Fixed route buses allow for up to two mobility devices (depending on size).  Seated mobility devices are to be used in the manner in which they were designed.

In order to meet ADA accessibility guidelines, fixed route buses and ADA Paratransit vehicles, are required to accommodate a wheelchair or scooter that measures up to 30-inches wide and 48-inches long and weighs less than 600 pounds when occupied. Mobility devices that fall within these ranges are referred to as “common” wheelchairs under the ADA. Vehicles must also have sufficient maneuvering space to allow a “common” wheelchair to reach the securement area.

If a mobility device is of a size that would block an aisle or is unable to fully enter the vehicle and interfere with the safe evacuation of passengers in an emergency, the operator could deny carriage of the mobility device, if doing so was necessary as a result of a legitimate safety requirement.  FAST bus drivers are required to secure all mobility devices before the bus departs.