ACCESSIBILITY

Transit services are handicap accessible in order to provide safe and comfortable transportation for the disabled community.  Lift equipped vehicles meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements, and can accommodate wheelchairs that do not exceed the vehicle’s individual lift maximum design load.  At a minimum, wheelchairs can be accommodated up to 30 inches in width, 48 inches in length and a maximum weight, when occupied, of 600 lbs; however, newer lifts may be able to accommodate a larger chair.  Please contact your local Transit Provider if you have any concerns about your wheelchair’s physical dimensions or total occupied weight. 

When calling to schedule a pick up, be sure to indicate the need for a lift-equipped vehicle and/or additional assistance.  Drivers will assist individuals with safely boarding and exiting the vehicle.  Individuals with mobility impairments who need special assistance in navigating to and from the vehicle should have a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) ride with them.  Please contact your local Transit Provider for more information. 

Southwest Georgia Regional Transit will make reasonable modifications to policies, practices, or procedures when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability or to provide program accessibility to its services, subject to the limitations of Federal Regulations 37.169(c)(1)-(3).  Individuals requesting modifications to Southwest Georgia Regional Transit’s service shall contact the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator and describe what they need in order to use the service.  Individuals requesting modifications are not required to use the term “reasonable modification” when making a request.

 

 

The Transit System reserves the right to refuse service or remove anyone who jeaopardizes the safety and/or comfort of other passengers.

 

 

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