Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Fenton Mobility - AbiliTrax Jamestown, N.Y. — The Fenton Mobility/AbiliTrax company was recently awarded New York State Office of General Services contract for furnishing Ford Transit 350 X2X vans equipped with wheelchair lifts and complete AbiliTrax flooring systems and AbiliTrax Step N Lock seating systems.

The purpose of this contract is to provide authorized users, including N.Y. state agencies, political subdivisions, local governments, public authorities, public school and fire districts, public and nonprofit libraries, and certain other nonpublic/nonprofit organizations, with the ability to purchase state-of-the-art accessible vehicles.

AbiliTrax is the first system to implement a completely uniform flooring platform, allowing the same system to be installed in multiple brands of vehicles so that fleets can have a common floor across a multitude of vehicle applications. This common platform also allows for sharing of components throughout the entire fleet, including seating, wheelchair restraints, and stretcher mounts. Significant to the N.Y. state Federal Transit Administration (FTA)-funded contract is that the AbiliTrax system is manufactured in the U.S., providing full compliance with FTA Buy America regulations.

Scott Fenton, president and co-inventor of the AbiliTrax system, said of the N.Y. state vehicle specification process, “Approximately nine months ago when we first met with the N.Y. state technical team to discuss and review the new Ford Transit vans application for wheelchair accessibility, I also had the opportunity to show them the AbiliTrax flooring and seating system. I could tell that they were very impressed with AbiliTrax. They emphasized to me the importance of safety and comfort for both the drivers and the passengers as we went over the overall vehicle specifications. When the final vehicle specification came out for bid a number of months later, I was, of course, very pleased to see that N.Y. state specified AbiliTrax as their preferred flooring and seating system.”

The contract covers three consecutive years with an extension option for a fourth and fifth year.

Visit abilitrax.com for more information.