Public Meeting | Bus Accessibility Demo of the Quantum Mobility Device Securement System
Attendees: General Public
The MBTA would like bus riders' feedback on our Quantum mobility device securement system. We have started using the system in a pilot program on the Route 111 bus, but we’d like to get in-person feedback from riders. At this event, we will demonstrate Quantum—which secures riders' wheelchairs or mobility scooters to ensure their safety—at an outdoor session.
Attend a Quantum Demo
If you would like to participate in the October 14 demo, please email our Department of System-Wide Accessibility (SWA) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (617) 222-5254 by October 13, 2021.
If you cannot participate in the October 14 demo, please contact us at email@example.com by October 5 if you are interested in our October 6 demo.
About the Quantum System
The fully automated Quantum system is an alternative to the MBTA's standard four-point manual securement system for keeping riders’ wheeled mobility devices in place. Quantum uses a robotic arm that deploys around a wheelchair's or mobility scooter's wheels and automatically adjusts its grip throughout the trip to ensure safety. The system also allows riders to independently secure and release their devices with the push of a button.