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Transit Agency Effectively Rolls Out New Wheelchair Securement

Manatee County Area Transit Installs Quantum for Pilot Program

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., (December 21, 2016) – Manatee County Area Transit (MCAT), based in Bradenton, FL, recently installed the QUANTUM wheelchair securement system ( on one of their buses for a six month pilot program. A seamless installation process has MCAT excited about rolling out the program to local commuters, specifically mobility riders. Use of the system is still picking up, but feedback has been overwhelmingly positive thus far. Commuters have expressed enthusiasm for the resulting reduced dwell times, which help keep them on schedule. Bus drivers have noted they are particularly fond of the independent securement capability, which allows them to engage and disengage the system from the comfort of their seat.

“I was very pleased with the installation process and the attention to detail presented by the team at Q’Straint. Not only were they focused on the product, but also on our facility and personnel.” –James Egbert, Transportation Operations Chief

Many local transit agencies have expressed interest in the state-of-the-art securement system, realizing its array of potential benefits. As an early adopter, MCAT will serve as a valuable resource to these agencies that are eager to learn more about QUANTUM.

To read about all of the features of QUANTUM and download the Rear-Facing Securement white paper, visit

Key QUANTUM benefits include:

  • No-hassle maintenance program
  • Routes with less curb time and more mileage
  • Ease of securement for drivers and mobility riders
  • Long-term cost savings

QUANTUM is the transportation industry’s first fully automatic rear-facing securement system, enabling wheelchair and scooter passengers to secure themselves in less than 25 seconds with the simple push of a button. Stay tuned for educational programs that MCAT and Q’Straint plan to launch in 2017!

About Q’Straint: For over 30 years, Q’Straint has remained focused on developing the most innovative solutions to advance the safety and effectiveness of wheelchair passenger travel. The diverse global staff serves customers in more than 70 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa For more information visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.