Accessibility

Calgary Transit adds 137 ARBOC Spirit of Freedom buses

Posted on February 26, 2018

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., announced that Canada’s Calgary Transit has confirmed a contract for 137 fully accessible, low-floor, cutaway Spirit of Freedom buses.

The contract, which supports rejuvenation of community shuttles within Calgary Transit’s 100% accessible fleet, was secured by Crestline Coach Ltd., ARBOC’s dealer in seven provinces in Canada.

“Calgary Transit has been a loyal customer of ARBOC since 2011,” said Don Roberts, president of ARBOC. “We are pleased to support the renewal of its community shuttle fleet, which not only builds on our long-term relationship, but more importantly continues to provide 100% accessible transit for the community of Calgary.”

As the first and only bus of its kind, the Freedom is the most accessible non-kneeling cutaway bus in the industry, exceeding the Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines with a 1:5 ramp slope. Built on a conventional GM G4500 chassis with the OEM’s spring suspension, it provides a single, non-discriminatory patented angled and accessible entranceway, eliminating the need for riders to navigate steps.

Calgary Transit has one of the largest fleets in Canada with 1,155 active accessible vehicles in service, delivering over 100 million passenger trips per year.

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