NEW YORK — Logan Bus Co. recently purchased 55 Trans Tech Trans Star school buses.
The New York City-based contractor said that it bought the new Type A buses to keep up with its rapid growth and to continue meeting customers’ needs for safety, versatility, and efficiency.
The Trans Star, which was unveiled last year, is a 20-passenger, dual-rear-wheel school bus that combines Trans Tech’s aerodynamic design with the efficiency of the Ford Transit platform.
“Logan Bus Company has grown substantially over the last few years, and updating our fleet with Trans Tech’s Trans Star shows our commitment to our customers by having the safest, most modern, and efficient school buses available out on the road,” said Corey Muirhead, director of contracts and business development for Logan Bus. “Our schools love the Trans Star, and with potential customers telling us that it is the nicest looking school bus they have ever seen, having the Trans Star in our fleet is great for bringing in new business, too.”
The Trans Star models purchased by Logan Bus are equipped with Ford’s optional 3.2L Power Stroke inline five-cylinder clean-diesel engine. Logan Bus officials said that the company prefers the clean-diesel engines because of their durability and their near-zero emissions.
The Trans Star has also proven to be a good fit for service in New York City.
“Our drivers are thrilled with the Trans Star’s exceptional visibility, higher interior, comfort, and maneuverability,” said Michael Cordiello, operations manager for Logan Bus. “The dual-wheel Trans Star is narrow like a single-wheel, making it easier for our drivers to negotiate the congested streets in New York City.”
Logan Bus Co. bought the Trans Star buses through Leonard Bus Sales, which has a Trans Tech-only facility in Garden City Park, New York. The contractor took its first delivery of the Trans Star in February, and delivery of at least four buses will be made every week until the order for all 55 buses is filled.
“It is extremely rewarding to see all the hard work we put into designing, engineering, and manufacturing the Trans Star lead to such an overwhelmingly positive reception,” said John Phraner, president of Trans Tech. “It motivates us to do even better, to keep listening closely to our customers, and to continue to surpass all market expectations by building the safest, most efficient, and toughest school buses on the road.”