Denton County Transportation Authority Expands Mobility With Delivery of 12 Spirit of Independence Low Floor Buses from ARBOC
Middlebury, Indiana, USA – October 30, 2018: (TSX: NFI) ARBOC Specialty Vehicles, LLC (“ARBOC”), a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today announced the delivery of fully accessible low floor Spirit of Independence® (“Independence”) buses to Denton County Transportation Authority (“DCTA”) in Texas. The order of 12 was secured by Creative Bus Sales (“CBS”).
The new body-on-chassis (“cutaway”) buses will enhance 10 fixed route services in Denton and Lewisville and demand/response paratransit services in Frisco and Highland Village.
“ARBOC is proud to support DCTA’s growing fleet with equal mobility solutions,” said Don Roberts, President, ARBOC. “We commend them for operating an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant fleet.”
The fully accessible low-floor Independence provides a single, wide entrance and contains no steps throughout the bus. The 96” wide body offers easy maneuverability inside the bus for up to 15 ambulatory or five wheelchair passengers.
“Creative Bus Sales is proud to work with Denton County as they expand their fleet,” said Brent Roy, Regional Sales Manager, Creative Bus Sales. “DCTA will be pleased with the dependability and low cost of ownership the Independence promises, furthermore, the accessibility and efficiency that ARBOC products are known for.”
In addition to fixed route and paratransit services, DCTA operates a 21-mile A-train commuter rail system, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Access service, Collin County Transit, North Texas Xpress (in partnership with Trinity Metro), Denton Enterprise Airport On-Demand, Campus Shuttle service for the University of North Texas and North Central Texas College, Frisco Demand-Response and vanpool service.
ARBOC has been innovating accessible transit for North Americans since 2008. Nearly 70% of North America’s low-floor cutaway buses are manufactured by ARBOC.
With nearly 6,000 team members, operating from 31 facilities across Canada and the United States, NFI is North America’s largest bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under several brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), MCI® (motor coaches), and NFI Parts™ (parts, support, and service). NFI buses incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell). For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, NFI posted revenues of US $2.4 billion. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at www.nfigroup.com.
ARBOC is North America’s low-floor, body-on-chassis (“cutaway”) bus leader serving transit, paratransit, and shuttle applications. With more than 3,000 buses in service, ARBOC leads the low-floor cutaway bus market providing unsurpassed passenger accessibility and comfort over traditional high-floor cutaway vehicles. ARBOC also offers a medium-duty bus for transit and shuttle applications. Further information is available at www.arbocsv.com.
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