The MVTA is adopting the same Hoverboard Policy adopted by Metro Transit effective immediately.
Hoverboards, or self-balancing scooter boards, were among the hottest toys last year. However, this new fad has a dangerous side. Hoverboards do not actually hover, so they have all of the hazards associated with wheeled devices like skateboards and rollerblades, with the addition of being capable of high speeds. Like skateboards and rollerblades, customers will not be able to use hoverboards inside transit facilities, on transit platforms, on trains, or on buses.
In addition, customers are not allowed to carry hoverboards onto buses or trains because there have been numerous reports of hoverboards exploding and catching fire. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating these spontaneous fires and explosions, which are believed to be caused by the lithium batteries.
Note: All major U.S. airlines, Singapore airlines, Amtrak, New York City Transit, New Jersey Transit, L.A.’s Metrolink rail system, Metra commuter rail (Chicago-area), and the United Kingdom have banned hoverboards from their vehicles.
Outreach to customers will be done soon.
In the meantime, customers will be given a polite "no" if they ask to bring hoverboards onto our buses.