Blue Water Area Transit demonstrated the new Quantum Securement System in one of our busses on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at the Blue Water Transit Bus Center in downtown Port Huron. The Transit company is the first in Michigan to employ the system.
Quantum is a new wheelchair securement system that gives passengers more independence in their mobility. It is safer than traditional securement systems. Developed by Q’Straint, a leader in the wheelchair securement industry, the Quantum allows passengers to secure themselves in under 25 seconds without driver assistance.
Passengers who use wheelchairs and mobility devices have the freedom to board the vehicle and take their place like any other passenger and automatically safely and quickly self-secure. There’s no need to draw attention to themselves or disrupt anyone’s schedule or space. Rather than drivers leaving their seats to affix straps – and potentially invading the passenger’s personal space – safe and stable securement happens at the push of a button, without any driver involvement.
Blue Water Transit encourages all mobility device users and community advocates to see and try the new Quantum independent securement system on Route 6/9. Contact Operations Supervisor Lee-Perry Belleau at Blue Water Transit for comments and recommendations and to answer questions. 810-987-7373, ext 128.