Our drivers are available to meet the needs of customers with disabilities. Our goal is to make your travel with Indian Trails a safe, pleasant, and convenient experience. Our drivers can assist with boarding and alighting, luggage, transfers, and stowage and retrieval of mobility devices. Our drivers provide this service during transfers, meal and rest stops, and at other times as reasonably requested. We can help whether you are using a mobility aid or a service animal accompanies you. Please make our drivers and personnel aware of your needs during your trip.
All passenger seats on board are available for use. Please be considerate of senior citizens and passengers with disabilities by vacating seats in priority areas of the coach if asked by our driver.
Assistance During Stops
We’re happy to assist with any reasonable request during a stop, such as getting on or off the bus and retrieving your wheelchair or another mobility device, just ask our driver for assistance. It’s also a good idea to let the driver know before your trip if you need assistance during stops, as it helps us to serve you better. When the bus is at a scheduled stop, you may request that our driver assist you with any reasonable request.
Service animals are welcome to accompany our customers with disabilities on board our coaches. You must remain in control of your animal at all times, on a leash, harness, or carrier, and they must ride within your space – they can’t occupy a seat or block the aisle. If we think a service animal may threaten the health or safety of our staff or other passengers, we may refuse to have them on board.
Traveling in a Wheelchair or Mobility Scooter
When you book your trip, make sure you tell us if you’re traveling with a wheelchair or mobility scooter and if you plan to sit in it during your journey. If you wish to board the bus in your wheelchair and sit in a seat, please let us know, and we will stow your device. All of our buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift to assist you with boarding. Each Indian Trails bus can fit two passengers sitting in a wheelchair or mobility scooter, so we suggest you book your ticket as far in advance as possible to get one of the two spots on your preferred journey.
Maximum allowable weight and size for wheelchairs or mobility scooters:
• 600 lbs. combined total weight
• Wheelchair dimensions of 30 x 48 inches
• Mobility scooter dimensions of 30 x 30 x 48 inches
Weight and dimension limitations reflect the capacity of the wheelchair lift. If the combined dimensions do not fit the above requirements, we will stow your wheelchair or mobility scooter in the baggage compartment. You may use the lift to board the bus without your wheelchair or mobility device.
Storing a Wheelchair or Mobility Aid
Mobility aids such as canes and walkers can travel inside the bus with you, but only if they can be safely kept in the overhead compartment or within your space. Mobility aids that cannot be safely kept inside the bus will be placed in the baggage compartment, if possible. Mobility aids are not considered extra baggage and are transported free. Please arrive at the station or bus stop in plenty of time for us to stow your wheelchair or mobility aid, which will help us depart on time.
Our drivers are unable to provide assistance of a personal nature. If you require assistance with personal hygiene, using the restroom, dispensing medications, or require constant care, we recommend you bring a personal attendant along with you.
Portable oxygen tanks and respirators are permissible on the bus for your needs. A maximum of four (4) canisters may travel with you – two (2) aboard the bus and two (2) in the baggage compartment. The maximum dimension for each container may not exceed 4.5 inches in diameter and 26 inches in length. Oxygen canisters stowed in the baggage compartment must be in protective cases with safety caps on the valves. You’ll need to ensure you have enough oxygen for your journey and arrange for refills en route if you need them.
You should always keep your medicine with you – please don’t put it in your checked baggage as we can’t take any responsibility if it gets lost or is not accessible to you.
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