Stroller Area to Expand to More Buses in 2013
MCTS welcomes passengers of all ages on board buses. Sometimes little ones need an extra set of wheels to get around. Their parents and guardians are encouraged for both safety and convenience reasons to fold up strollers when they board the bus. However, as stroller-design has evolved over the years, we understand this is sometimes a difficult task and these small riders need a place to safely sit.
In February of 2011, MCTS began with a test phase by adding a stroller and cart area to 30 buses including asking customers if they like the adjustment. Since customers responded positively, 50 more buses were retrofitted with a stroller and cart area in 2012. In 2013, MCTS is continuing moving forward by adding a stroller and cart area to its entire fleet.
MCTS recommends using an “umbrella” style stroller (pictured) and currently recommends passengers fold and place strollers out of the aisle. The stroller area allows passengers to easily park strollers or carts on board buses without folding them. It makes exiting the bus faster and easier as well.
On most buses the area is located on the driver’s side in the middle of the bus by the rear exit door and can accommodate a maximum of two strollers or carts. On the newest buses in the fleet, a single row of seating behind the driver will accommodate multiple passengers with carts and strollers. We appreciate your help in keeping your public transit system safe and enjoyable for everyone.