A lower floor allows for more efficient transportation of students with disabilities and special needs.
Initially launched in 2017, the low-floor school bus from Collins Bus is going into full-scale production, due to positive response and market demand, say the company.
The low floor design allows students with disabilities to board the school bus on their own, through the same door as all other students, rather than utilizing a mechanical lift.
The bus driver deploys the low-profile ramp, and when not in use, the ramp is hidden in the floor of the bus.
“The response to the Collins’ low-floor bus product has been incredibly positive and truly moving,” said 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.”