R-T. THE CITY HELD AN OPEN HOUSE TO LET THE PUBLIC CHECK OUT THE BUSES AND SEE HOW THE STATIONS WORK. NEWS 13 )S REBECCA ATKINS IS LIVE AT FIRST AND CENTRAL WITH HOW IT WENT. REBECCA. KIM, THE ONE CENTRAL STOP IS WHERE PEOPLE WERE FILING IN AND OUT OF AN A-R-T BUS EARLIER TODAY. A LOT OF DISABLED MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY WERE EXCITED TO TRY OUT THE TECHNOLOGY THAT THEY WILL BE USING ON BOARD. 5:08 “There )s a lot of curiosity about the ART buses, there )s a lot of people asking questions.” 5:12 THE LONG AWAITED A-R-T BUSES… 12:32 “Please select a product that you want to buy.” 12:34 ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING UP AND RUNNING. 9:16 “We say come take a look.” 9:18 TODAY THE CITY OFFERED THE PUBLIC A CHANCE TO TRY OUT THE SEATS… 20:35 “It )s really comfortable.” 20:36 CHECK OUT THE NEW FEATURES… 21:54-21:56 nats of the wheelchair lock AND TRY TO HYPE THE BUSES TO THE COMMUNITY. 5:17 “Not only is it brand new, the seats are a little different, the setup for the bicycles are different.” 5:22 ALTHOUGH THERE WAS A LONE PROTESTOR… MOST VISITORS ENJOYED THEIR TIME EXPLORING. 19:59 “She likes the buses. She )d be on the bus everyday if she had it her way.” 20:02 AND THE HIGH TECH A-D-A COMPLAINT DEVICES… 21:34 “The passenger backs into the station…” 21:36 WERE A POPULAR STOP ON TODAY )S TOUR FOR PEOPLE IN WHEELCHAIRS. 21:43 “They will push the button on the wall, and in less than 30 seconds, their mobility device will be secured, without any operator assistance.” 21:53 IT NOT ONLY MAKES THE RIDE MORE COMFORTABLE, BUT ALSO MORE EFFICIENT. 1:56 “I don )t feel like I )m being chained down.” 1:59 THE CITY ALSO DEMONSTRATED HOW TO WORK THE NEW TICKETING STATIONS… 12:19 “The ticket vending maching called the TBM… 12:21 OVERALL, VISITORS SAY THEY )RE IMPRESSED. 2:06 “I )m looking at the buses and they )re cleaner, safer, more convenient to get around.” 2:12 THE CITY )S HOPE — (THIS WILL SPARK MORE INTEREST. 5:23 “We )re hoping this will be a bus that people ride not only out of curiosity but convenience eventually.” 5:30 THE CITY SAYS THEY ARE STILL HOPING THE BUSES ARE IN SERVICE SOMETIME THIS WINTER… RIGHT NOW THEY )RE STILL MAKING TRAINING RUNS UP AND DOWN CENTRAL. KIM, BACK TO YOU. OKAY REBECCA. THERE WILL ALSO BE SECURITY OFFICERS ROTATING ON THE BUSES MAKING SURE RIDERS DON )T ENTER THROUGH THE MIDDLE DOORS WITHOUT A TICKET. THE COST OF THAT FINE IS STILL BEING DETERMINED.