Maintenance Diaries: meet Sergio Perez, wheelchair ramp mechanic out of Division 9

Learn about some of the work performed throughout our system to keep it in a state of good repair with the Maintenance Diaries.

In this installment, we meet Sergio Perez, who walks us through a normal work day as a wheelchair ramp mechanic. He explains the many tasks involved in keeping buses fully accessible to customers, including those with disabilities.

Sergio has been with Metro for 13 years and his knowledge of the mechanical intricacies of buses and his passion for providing safe and reliable bus service really impressed us.

Here’s a little background on two of Metro’s Accessibility initiatives:

Mobility Devices and Mobility Aids

Metro provides accessible transit services and facilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and state and local regulations. Metro is committed to serving individuals with disabilities, including those who use mobility devices and aids.

To learn more about the program, click here.

Wheelchairs Securement Strapping and Marking

Securement straps and markings can help you experience faster securement and a safer ride. All Metro buses are equipped with seating areas to accommodate riders using wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility devices. Metro also participates in the Abilities Expo where customers can meet bus operators and wheelchair experts and learn more about the securement program.

To request brochures or learn information about this program, click here.

What’s coming up next for the Maintenance Diaries? Below is just a sampling of the topics we’re planning to cover. And if there are any topics you’re particularly interested in, let us know in the comments!

Maintenance Diaries: How Metro trains are powered.
Maintenance Diaries: Metro’s Central Maintenance Bus Facility.
Maintenance Diaries: How bus service is restored after a breakdown.
Maintenance Diaries: What makes a train run smoothly?

3 replies

  1. I would like to suggest that you also feature some of the vendor workers too. New Flyer has workers that work exclusively (or nearly so) on MTA busses. They are also part of the team that keeps the fleet rolling.