MILWAUKEE — REV Group the launch of Collins’ first-in-class low-floor school bus in July during the School Transportation News Conference & Trade Show in Reno, Nev. Celebrating Collins’ 50th anniversary this year, along with a legacy of innovation, the new Collins Bus low-floor design delivers unparalleled benefits with respect to safety and equal accessibility. It changes the landscape and culture of transporting students with disabilities and special needs.
Industry-first features include:
“The new Collins Bus low-floor product is a continuation of our commitment to developing innovative solutions for the school bus industry that increase student and driver safety,” said Collins General Manager Matt Scheuler. “As the leader in Type A school buses, we are proud to offer a solution that provides equal accessibility to all passengers. It is simply the right thing to do for the industry."
John Walsh, President of the REV Group Bus Division, further emphasized, “Ever since the low-floor design was conceptualized internally we have been looking forward to this day. The enthusiasm and acceptance it has generated over the past week has been overwhelming from every segment of the industry from every corner of North America. As we move into full-scale production later this year, we will continue to fine tune our design with the welcomed feedback we have received. We told the industry, `This is your bus – tell us what you need!' and they have responded . . . it has been a very collaborative venture.”
Collins offers a complete line of buses, including School Buses, Multi-Function School Activity Buses (MFSABs), Commercial Buses, Day Care Buses and Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPVs in lieu of vans and SUVs).