Collins Bus enters full-scale production of its low-floor school bus
The Collins’ low floor design empowers students with disabilities to board the school bus on their own, through the same door as all other students
REV Group, a manufacturer of specialty vehicle brands and provider of aftermarket parts and services, has entered full production of its new low-floor school bus from the Collins Bus brand.
The Collins Bus low-floor school bus, initially launched in July 2017, has moved forward with full-scale production. Collins’ low-floor design delivers 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.
The ramp on the Collins’ low-floor bus eliminates inefficiencies and mechanical issues associated with standard lifts. The ramp is certified to a weight of 1,000 pounds, and it can be electronically operated from the driver compartment or manually deployed.