Customers in California and Ontario will operate a total of seven Blue Bird Type D electric buses and one Micro Bird Type A electric model.
More than 110 transportation personnel and school officials attend the Ohio stop of the OEM’s tour, which offers educational sessions and ride-and-drives.
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.
The company, best known for its propane fuel systems, expands its alt-fuel portfolio with electric vehicles built on the Ford F-650 chassis.
The electric-powered Micro Bird G5 and All American RE school buses are slated to be available in 2018.
At the Product Immersion Tour stop, transportation officials check out the latest offerings from Blue Bird, Micro Bird, and their component suppliers.
School Bus Fleet turns 60 this year — a remarkable achievement for any magazine — but that’s only one of the noteworthy milestones in 2016.
Micro Bird has helped to transform the industry by introducing many small bus innovations that offer increased safety and durability.
Canyon State Bus Sales’ new 27,500-square-foot facility enables the Blue Bird dealer to increase its staff by 15% immediately.
The new Transit chassis is lighter than the Ford E-350 and E-450 cutaways, which officials say allows for higher payloads and improved fuel economy in a Type A bus.
Several alternative-fuel vehicles debuted during the show in Kansas City, Missouri, including two new CNG school buses and an all-electric bus. Also, safety-related products, such as a stop-arm violation data system and a student and vehicle tracking system, grabbed the spotlight.
Stories on the holidays and driver heroism were among the most popular this year.
According to Blue Bird, the T-Series bus body’s aerodynamic features aid in increasing fuel economy by about 20%.