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Innovative Suspension System Provides Smoother Ride for Buses

Technology| August 13, 2018

The CLASS system changes spring stiffness instantaneously over a wide range without driver intervention.

Forest River Inc. bus division chief talks co. strengths, product diversity

Bus| August 7, 2018

METRO spoke to David Wright about some of the keys to the company’s success, and what challenges they are facing.   

Accessibility| June 11, 2018

ABQ RIDE ads 44 Glavals for Sun Van paratransit service

Just like more recent models of Sun Vans, the new Glaval models still carry up to 14 riders, with room for as many as three wheelchair passengers.

Bus| April 16, 2018

Forest River returns to BusCon 2018 as Platinum Sponsor

The company will mark its return with a nearly 7,000 square-foot booth, showcasing a range of vehicles suitable for a variety of public and private sector transportation providers.

Bus| November 5, 2015

Glaval Bus' Apollo at BusCon

Built on the Freightliner MB65 front engine chassis, the Apollo featured at BusCon included a Cummins ISB 6.7L new emission diesel engine, standardized rear air-suspension, a 26,000 GVWR and seating for up to 40 passengers, plus driver.

Accessibility| July 13, 2015

Ariz.'s Sun Van adds 35 paratransit vehicles

Purchased with funding from the Federal Transportation Administration and the City of Tucson, Sun Van received 35 cutaway vehicles built by Glaval at a cost of $90,000 per vehicle.

Management & Operations| September 24, 2014

2014 Paratransit Survey: Ridership Sees Steady Increase, Travel Training on the Rise

Sixty-six percent of operators cited an increase in rides delivered, with an average of 13% reported. More than one-half tap travel training programs to help alleviate demand on fixed-route, while only 16% use taxis to supplement fleets.
Accessibility| September 24, 2012

Topeka Metro to purchase 10 Glaval vehicles

Board members voted to place a purchase order for the new buses, which will cost about $80,000 each. Officials said it would take about 90 days for the buses to arrive.
Accessibility| June 25, 2012

Topeka staff, riders to select new paratransit vehicles

Replacing the 15-bus paratransit fleet is expected to cost $1.2 million — an amount already set aside in Topeka Metro’s capital outlay budget for this fiscal year.
Motorcoach| September 26, 2011

Freightliner to supply 100 chassis to Veterans hospitals

The U.S. General Services Administration will use them for routine patient transportation at Veterans Administration hospitals across the country. Farber Specialty Vehicles, based in Columbus, Ohio, will customize the buses with Glaval Bus bodies.
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