Doug Hayes of Oregon buys the bus as a Christmas gift so he can begin taking five of his 10 grandkids to and from their small private school, which does not offer bus service.
Canyon State Bus Sales of Arizona is honored as the school bus manufacturer’s top dealer for 2019. The dealer also won the award in 2016.
The new bus, called the Minotrek, can carry up to 20 passengers and is available with a diesel or gasoline engine.
The new buses are part of the California Energy Commission's $94 million school bus replacement program to help pupil transportation providers replace more than 200 diesel school buses throughout the state.
The Type A school bus manufacturer's G5 can now accommodate 36 passengers. Those equipped with wheelchair lifts have room for six passengers with wheelchairs and three additional passengers.
Collins Bus Corp.’s Low-Floor Bus features a ramp that enables faster, lift-free boarding for students in wheelchairs. Customers report increased comfort and empowerment through the ability to board with and sit near other students.
Normand Pâquet will be in charge of future strategies and business development. He has been Micro Bird’s vice president of sales and marketing for 11 years.
The Type A sales boost looks to be joining a small but growing trend toward the electric fueling option.
The manufacturer, which has a new commercial bus product, will provide 400 paratransit buses for New York City Transit.
The bus utilizes Motiv’s Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis, based on the Ford E-450 platform.
The school bus manufacturer features its All American RE Electric Type D and Micro Bird’s G5 Electric Type A at the Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference trade show.
Phillips will work closely with Rev’s business units, which include Type A school bus builder Collins.
Consider this contrast: SBF's 2018 Fact Book listings include 10 school bus body manufacturers. Ten years ago, only six of those companies were in the market.
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