REV Group has entered full production of its new low-floor school bus from the Collins Bus brand.
The Collins Bus low-floor school bus is an industry-first product offering, initially launched in July 2017. Based on positive response and market demand, Collins Bus has moved forward with full-scale production of the innovative low-floor product. Collins’ unique low-floor design delivers unparalleled benefits with respect to safety and equal accessibility—changing the landscape and culture of transporting students with disabilities and special needs.
The Collins’ low-floor design empowers students to board the school bus on their own, through the same door as all other students—at the front of the bus. Rather than utilizing a mechanical lift, the low-floor design employs a durable and easy to operate ramp. The bus driver can deploy the low-profile ramp in seconds, and when not in use, the ramp is hidden in the floor of the bus.
In addition to benefits for students, the ramp on Collins’ low-floor bus eliminates inefficiencies and mechanical issues associated with standard lifts. The ramp is fast, quiet, and durable—certified to a weight of 1,000 pounds. It can be electronically operated from the driver compartment or manually deployed.
“The response to Collins’ low-floor bus product has been incredibly positive and truly moving,” commented Matt Scheuler, General Manager of Collins Bus, “The low-floor ramp empowers children in an essential way—it’s a meaningful and important product for the industry. I’m incredibly proud that we’re able to expand production and bring our low-floor technology to the market.”
The low-floor bus, with its integrated wheelchair ramp, compliments Collins’ legacy of innovation and safety—51 years of protecting students. The Collins Bus low-floor school bus is available at Collins Bus dealers nationwide.
To learn more about Collins Bus Corp, visit www.collinsbus.com.
You can also learn more about the low-floor school bus right here.