QRT-360 Customer Spotlight: Hampton Roads Transit

Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) in Norfolk, Virginia is among the first wave of customers to comply with the new RESNA WC18 standards, which officially replace SAE J2249, in December 2015, as the recommended best practice in wheelchair securement.

Keith Johnson, Manager of Paratransit Operations at HRT, says “Feedback has been complementary of the ease in using the system especially the tensioning & release functions. Additional comments refer to the flexibility the new restraints offer in positioning customers for the safest securement. Our customers even comment how secure they now feel in the van. When we were placing our order for 76 new vans, Q’Straint had just announced the production of QRT-360 restraints and we were not sure if they would be available for our delivery schedule. We are very pleased Q’Straint was able to supply our needs and we know we are fully compliant with the new RESNA standards.”

As with SAE J2249 previously, adopting the RESNA WC18 in state specifications and bus standards reduces the liability of transportation providers and ensures that they receive securement equipment that meets the latest industry safety standard.

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