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Valley Transit introduces new secure system for riders with disabilities

Posted: 1:25 PM, Jan 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-18 14:26:52-05

APPLETON, Wis. — Valley Transit is looking to improve the bus experience for riders with disabilities.

They unveiled a new automatic system that allows riders to secure themselves in less than 30 seconds with the push of a button and no help from the driver.

"For me, it's freedom,” says District 4 Alderman Joe Martin. “It's freedom to come and go as I please. And the nice thing about rear-facing is I can carry a conversation on with people that are on the bus."

Plans are to have a second bus equipped with the system by March and ten buses by Labor Day.