On July 26, 1990, President Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The intent of the ADA is to prevent discrimination against qualified people with disabilities in employment, public services, public accommodations, telecommunication services and transportation.
The law is comprised of five separate titles. Title II of this law prohibits discrimination in programs operated by public entities such as state and local governments, which includes public transportation. Under the guidance of the transportation portion of the law, any new public transit buses ordered after August 26, 1990, must be accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Wichita Transit currently operates 17 fixed-route bus routes, every one of which is 100% fully ADA-compliant and accessible. Wichita Transit also operates a paratransit van service, which runs 18 routes throughout the city during peak hours.