Wheelchair passenger on bus.

Metro provides several services to customers with disabilities.

Metro Service Features

The Metro fleet has low-floor buses that provide easier wheelchair access and feature ramps allowing for faster and easier wheelchair boarding. Metro’s standard bus fleet is also equipped with features to make riding easier for people with disabilities. Newer buses feature an automatic voice system to announce key stops, transfer points and other important information. Also, all of our buses are equipped with a wheelchair lift or ramp and two securement areas for wheelchairs.

Accessible-format materials, like bus schedules are available on request.

Access Paratransit Services

Access is a shared-ride public transportation service, providing transportation for people whose disabilities prevent them from riding Metro buses.

Learn more on our Access page.

Fare Deal Program

Riders who are 65 or older, have Medicare or have a disability, may be eligible for discounted fares through this program. 

Learn more on our Fare Deal page.

Everybody Rides Metro

Everybody Rides Metro (ERM) is a charitable foundation that subsidizes Metro bus tokens and passes for low-income individuals to support self-sufficiency.

Learn more on our Everybody Rides Metro page.

Animals on Metro

All service animals are allowed to ride Metro buses without paying an additional fare.

All other animals that are kept as pets, such as dogs, cats, etc., may be brought on board the bus in a pet carrier that can be purchased at any pet store or retail store.

Travel Training

Riding Metro’s traditional services provides convenience and independence. That's why Metro offers travel training: free, personalized, one-on-one instruction for current Access riders. Travel Training is also available for non-Access riders.

Metro's travel training program includes:

  • Requesting bus information
  • Trip planning
  • Reading bus schedules
  • Boarding and exiting buses
  • Using the wheelchair lift and securement system (if applicable)
  • Street crossing
  • Emergency procedures
  • Stranger awareness
  • Appropriate behavior on the bus

Currently, Metro is unable to perform orientation and mobility training for the visually impaired.

For more information, please contact Metro's Travel Training coordinator at 513-632-7587.

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