The Chairman of the Public Transport Authority in Alexandria Mohamed Zakaria announced on Wednesday that 23 mass transit buses have been provided to better accommodate for people with disabilities.
Zakaria explained that the authority now has eight tourist buses equipped with wheelchairs at a capacity of 79 passengers, from Anfoushi to Mandara.
The authority also has 15 electric buses now equipped to receive people with disabilities, which run in three lines: the Corniche Road, Al-Maamoura, and the Mahmoudiya Axis.
Alexandria Governor Mohamed al-Sherif said that the governorate is working to provide all means of care for people with disabilities, grant them all possible services free of charge and improve their quality of life.
Sherif added that the Public Transport Authority is working to prepare more convenient mass transportation for those with disabilities, better ensuring their movements into and disembarking from the vehicles.
These buses are equipped with bell switches that allow the driver to be alerted to stop to aid them during disembarkation, in addition to a ramp that allows wheelchair users to go up and down.
The governor explained that all Public Transport Authority’s buses provide services free of charge to people with disabilities.