Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices Program (EPAMD)

BART has a policy governing the use of Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices (EPAMDs) within the system. As defined in the CA Vehicle Code, Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Device (EPAMD) means a self-balancing, nontandem two-wheeled device, that is not greater than 20 inches deep and 25 inches wide and can turn in place, designed to transport only one person, with an electric propulsion system averaging less than 750 watts (1 horsepower), the maximum speed of which, when powered solely by a propulsion system on a paved level surface, is no more than 12.5 miles per hour. BART’s EPAMD policy covers all battery-powered, self-balancing, two-wheeled transporters meeting this definition, including the Segway Personal Transporter.


EPAMDs are welcome on BART, with some restrictions. Please read BART’s EPAMD Policy, which includes rules governing use of such devices in the BART system.

BART EPAMD Special Permit Application for People with Disabilities

People with a disability who wish to bring an EPAMD into the BART system may be exempted from some of the rules in the general EPAMD policy by applying for a “Special EPAMD Permit.

For questions, contact Elena Van Loo at (510) 874-7366 or evanloo@bart.gov