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Public Works
Rob Owen
Director
3700 E Andy Devine Av
Kingman, AZ 86401

Phone: (928) 681-7433 (RIDE)
Fax: (928) 692-3120

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KART Accessibility Information

Travel with Confidence

KART and the City of Kingman Public Works Department want you to enjoy the freedom to travel with confidence. We are dedicated to providing public transportation that is convenient for everyone. Our commitment to provide accessible service dates back to 2003 when staff from KART, the City of Kingman, and members of Kingman’s disabled community collaborated to create a foundation of technological features and service for individuals with disabilities.

The ability to travel is important to everyone, so all KART transit vehicles offer accessibility features for any rider requesting the service.

Bus Features

All KART buses are equipped with lifts for boarding ease.

Each bus can carry a minimum of two personal mobility devices.

All KART transit operators announce the bus stops.

Wheelchair & Scooter Measurement Standards

Personal mobility devices have become increasingly diverse in size, design, and functionality. It is important that these devices meet certain design standards in order for you to safely travel by bus.

U.S. Department of Transportation Regulations 49 CFR Parts 27, 37, and 38 specify the development and maintenance of accessibility requirements for “common wheelchair” measurements, and how these requirements are applied to transit vehicles. If you want to travel using KART, it is important that you comply with these regulations.

What is a “common wheelchair”? As defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation Regulation, it is:

A three or four wheeled device that can be used indoors and is designed for and used by persons with mobility issues.

30 inches wide, wheel rim to wheel rim.

48 inches long when measured two inches off the ground from the widest part of the wheel to the footrest.

Weighs no more than 600 pounds when occupied.

Boarding the Bus

  1. Plan to arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes early. Be sure you are inside the bus shelter or near the bus stop so the driver can see you.
  2. If you require the use of the lift, please stay about eight feet away from the bus so that the lift can be lowered safely.
  3. If you need the lift, please let your transit operator know.
  4. To avoid turning around in the securement area, you may find it easier to board by backing your device onto the lift.
  5. Please turn off mechanized devices and lock the wheels while on the bus lift and again once you are safely secured.
  6. If visually impaired, upon boarding we encourage you to inform the transit operator which bus stop you need.

Securing Mobility Devices

The transit operator will fasten your wheelchair or scooter in the securement area. A three-point securement is preferred, but a two-point must be used to meet safety guidelines. When properly in place, the mobility device must not move more than two inches in any direction.

For your additional safety, a shoulder strap and lap belt are used.

Exiting the Bus

To alert the transit operator that you want to exit the bus, approximately one block before you would like to get off, pull the cord located near you along the windows.

When the bus comes to a stop, you may want to allow the other passengers to exit first so the aisle will be clear for you to maneuver.

The transit operator will release the securement straps and guide you to the door.

Personal Care Attendants (PCAs)

Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) can ride free when they are traveling with a client who has a valid KART Paratransit Eligibility approved application. Please call KART office at (928) 681-7433 for details.

In the future, KART will be developing an identification card.

KART Welcomes Service Animals

When you ride the bus, please keep your service animal under control so that the animal does not become injured, pose a threat to other passengers, or interfere with the safe operation of the bus.

When using the lift, there may not be room on the platform for a mobility device and your service animal at the same time. For the safety of your service animal, please have the animal board the bus first.

We also ask that you keep your service animal as far away from the aisle as possible. You may allow your service animal to lie down under a nearby seat, or between you and the side of the bus.