ADA & Accessibility
All SVT buses are ADA accessible. Our buses feature ramps and lifts to make boarding easier for people who have difficulty climbing steps or use mobility devices. All mobility devices — devices with three or more wheels and usable indoors, designed or modified for and used by people with mobility impairments, whether operated manually or powered — are welcome aboard. Our buses also feature locations on the buses specially designed to secure wheelchairs. Lifts can accommodate a maximum width of 31″ wheelchairs, this includes the handrails for a manual wheelchair. Drivers receive special training to safely assist you on board. They do not operate powered wheelchairs. Additionally, SVT drivers will call out time points to help notify visually impaired riders of their current location.
Please ask our driver if assistance is necessary.
Are service animals allowed on buses?
Service animals are welcome to ride on SVT buses. We would appreciate it if you would tell us in advance that a service animal will accompany you when you request your ride. Service animals must behave as service animals (if not they may be asked to leave the bus), or they will need to be transported as pets. Pets can be transported but must be in a proper pet carrier. Passengers are responsible for loading and unloading pets and service animals.
What is a service animal?
According to Washington State RCW 49.60.218 a service animal is defined as: (a) “Service animal” means any animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability. Individually trained miniature horses are also noted in the RCW as an acceptable service animal. The driver may ask, “Is this a service animal?” and “What service does it perform?”
Personal Care Attendants
If you require a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) to assist you while you travel due to a disability, your PCA is eligible to ride fare-free. The PCA must get on and get off the bus at the same locations as you in order to ride fare-free when a fare would normally be charged.