In-Person Assessment

Determining Ability

In-person assessments are used to help determine the applicant’s functional ability to use Metro fixed-route buses. All assessments are conducted by a trained Paratransit professional.

The assessment consists of a physical, and/or cognitive, and/or sensory evaluation of the applicant’s functional abilities, which include but are limited to: gait and balance, step climbing ability, bus route and landmark identification, short term memory, and attention span.

Variables Considered

Variables in the environment and the applicant’s ability to perform tasks required to ride fixed-route buses, are also considered.

Program Funding

This program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 U.S.C. Chapter 53 and Sec. 20.395 WI Stats.