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Electronic Balancing Scooters (EBS) on Authority Vehicles

Electric Balancing Scooters are battery-operated, self-balancing two-wheeled scooters designed to transport a person. They are also known as Segways (manufacturer name), gyroscopic mobility devices or automatic balancing wheeled conveyances. Motorcycles, mopeds, motor scooters, motorized bicycles (electric or gasoline-powered), and all other wheeled conveyances are not considered Electronic Balancing Scooters.

Electronic Balancing Scooters shall be permitted on SEPTA vehicles and within SEPTA facilities under the following conditions:

Eligible Customers

The general public can ride during off-peak hours only.

Persons with disabilities can ride upon presentation of a Pennsylvania Reduced Fare Card for Persons with Disabilities ("green card"). Such a customer may travel on SEPTA with an EBS during peak or off-peak hours, subject to policy conditions.

Law enforcement officers and emergency responders in uniform and with proper identification may bring EBS on any SEPTA mode/route at any time, subject to policy conditions.

Children under the age of 14 bringing an EBS on a SEPTA vehicle must be accompanied by an adult (someone over the age of 18). An adult shall accompany only one child with an EBS at a time.

Size/Weight Restrictions

No greater than 30"W x 48"L.

Weight with rider and fully loaded, no greater than 600 pounds.

Eligible Routes

SEPTA Regional Rail

Broad Street Subway

Market-Frankford Subway Elevated

Route 100

Route 15 (bus and PCC II service only, not to be carried on LRV cars)

All surface bus routes

Conditions under which devices may be used

General Public: off-peak use only.

Persons with disabilities: anytime with presentation of a valid Reduced Fare Card.

Device must be turned off or in Power Assist mode while boarding, exiting or while on board vehicle.

Riding, sitting or standing on device while on vehicle is prohibited.

May not ride device while in station, terminal or on platform.

Device must be safely and securely stowed while on vehicle.

SEPTA personnel will not assist with loading/unloading or storing device, however, upon request, SEPTA personnel will deploy bridgeplate for use in boarding/exiting rail cars.

If device is occupying a wheelchair space and user does not possess a Reduced Fare Card, he/she must yield space to wheelchair user as required.

On buses and Route 15 trolleys, user may board using the wheelchair lift or ramp. SEPTA personnel will deploy lift or ramp, but will not otherwise assist with loading, unloading or storing device.

Not permitted on trolley routes 10, 11, 13, 34, 36, 101, 102.

All users must remain in control of their device at all times.

Users must remain with but not on their EBS device during travel.

Any person bringing an EBS on a SEPTA transit vehicle must be physically able to load, stow and unload the device, or be accompanied by someone who will provide this assistance.

Appropriate fares will apply.

Users must yield to pedestrians at all times.

Only two devices will be permitted per rail or subway car, one at each end, without blocking aisles.