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CityLift Donates Blue Loops to EP!C
Thanks to a generous donation by MV Transportation, the operator of CityLift, coupled with the assistance of Angel and Brian from CityLift and GPMTD’s Director of Mobility Andy Dwyer, some EP!C riders now are equipped with “Blue Loops”. These Loops ensure that a rider is secured the best way possible, each and every time they ride a CityLift vehicle.
L-R: Angel Marinich & Brian Hiatt from MV Transportation & Andy Dwyer from CityLink.
“The idea behind this event was to ensure every time a passenger is secured, it is uniform among all staff," said Dwyer. "By doing this we have not only made it safer for the rider, we have also cut down on the time needed to secure a wheelchair. I cannot thank the staff at CityLift enough for their donation and also Dawn at EP!C for working with us so closely to get this accomplished,” continued Dwyer.
Andy Dwyer and Brian Hiatt placing "Blue Loops" on a wheelchair.
A “Blue Loop” is a webbing strap manufactured by Q’Straint, the securement system used by CityLink and CityLift busses which is used to extend or offer a safer location for securing a wheelchair for transit. Dwyer hopes to expand upon this event and be able to work with more agencies or individuals who could benefit from having these webbing loops on their wheelchairs. “My goal is to reach as many of our riders as we can and offer this safety opportunity to all who could benefit from this," said Dwyer.