June 21, 2013 - Sonoma, CA - Amramp employees Brendan McKee and Patrick McKee installed a complicated landing and ramp system at the edge of the train track in Sonoma for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race in Sonoma June 23, 2013.
On the day of the Race, the train will pick up race fans in Sacramento and stop in Davis and Suisun City to take on additional passengers before delivering them to the edge of the Raceway. There is no train depot at the Sonoma Raceway so Jere Starks, Vice President of Facilities and Operations called on Amramp to devise a solution. The Amramp team came up with a 31 foot ramp including a platform travelling over the uneven ground and hillside to the edge of the train. Upon arrival of the train a unique “gangway” that is 5 foot long will be attached to the platform and extend into the vestibule of the train.
The raceway has partnered with the Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) to offer a first-of-its-kind express train that will transport fans directly from the Sacramento area to the raceway on race day, Sunday, June 23, 2013.
The Amramp System will allow people with various abilities to disembark from the train onto the platform and walk and roll down the ramp to the hillside path towards the raceway. The NASCAR EXPRESS is scheduled to arrive at 10:30 AM and depart at 4:30 PM June 23.
Amramp installs accessibility ramps throughout California and across the United States at businesses, residences, schools and institutions. Amramp is the leading company in the United States specializing in modular steel wheelchair ramps, offering sturdy, customizable ramps for disability access that enable the aging and disabled population to remain in their homes with independence and mobility. Ramps can be installed temporarily for short or long term needs without damaging the housing structure as they are not a permanent modification to the home. Amramp products comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and are available for sale or rental with no minimum time frame and no ramp size restrictions.
Amramp also installs Vertical Platform Lifts which are used where the length of a ramp might be impractical. Portable wheelchair showers are used when a client cannot utilize the shower or tub facility and does not want to remodel the bathroom.
Amramp has been providing accessibility ramps, vertical platform lifts, stair chairs and wheelchair showers in the Southern and Northern California since May, 2007 and has eight employees. Warehouse facilities are located in Gardena and Santa Cruz, CA. See www.amramp.com/LAOC and www.amramp.com/NorCal.
Amramp provides wheelchair ramps and other mobility aids in 44 metropolitan areas throughout the United States and Canada. See www.amramp.com.
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