Shopping different wheelchair bus sales is an excellent way to find a variety of handicap accessible transportation options. While you’re obviously going to most closely scrutinize what wheelchair buses have the best ramps and lifts to allow easy loading and unloading, there are still some other things worth considering. Here are a few other key factors to keep in mind when in the market for a wheelchair bus.
Some wheelchair buses can seat up to thirty-seven people, and most smaller models have enough room to fit two wheelchairs. This is extremely advantageous for families with multiple seniors and/or handicapped persons, as it allows everyone to get out of the house together. Plus, some wheelchairs are bigger than others and can weigh as much as 600 pounds. Such spacious conditions can accommodate any size and weight.
Another great thing about wheelchair buses is that they can be modified to accommodate whatever is needed. Many come with front and rear life options, which allows multiple passengers to board at the same time. They also come with several features and options that can either be added or removed as per whatever is more convenient. Such features include interior luggage racks, overhead storage, and rear storage configurations.
As per the ADA, many wheelchair buses come with features that eliminate the need for a lift with an easy access ramp for both wheelchairs and non-wheelchairs. They also come with a single step ambulatory entrance without a ramp and air ride suspension for kneeling.
If you can’t find a wheelchair bus for sale, then perhaps you could consider an investment in passenger vans. These will not be able to provide the same high levels of performance as previously described, but they can work as a viable solution. If you have any questions about wheelchair buses, feel free to ask in the comments.