Specialty vehicle manufacturer Meridian Specialty Vehicles Inc. announced its recent product line expansion to include shuttle buses and paratransit buses in addition to its new assembly plant located in Las Vegas.
Buses will be manufactured on the 24-foot Mercedes Benz and Freightliner Sprinter chassis and the new Chrysler/Dodge/Ram ProMaster and full-size Ford Transit chassis.
Meridian’s vision is to fulfill an underserved and growing market of bus operators that are demanding “greener,” highly efficient, comfortable, more maneuverable and affordable shuttle and paratransit buses in the 14 to 20 passenger range.
Meridian’s bus product range includes more than 20 different standard Sprinter floor plan configurations, ranging from basic to luxury, including many ADA-compliant side- and rear-wheelchair lift models with a mix of five different and innovative door options, several of which are patent pending. All of Meridian’s products are FMVSS-compliant.
Meridian has also achieved status as an approved Mercedes Benz Sprinter upfitter, a highly coveted award, bestowed only to the finest upfitter/partners of Mercedes Benz.
Meridian intends to distribute its buses exclusively through a nationwide network of quality, qualified dealer/partners, which they are currently recruiting.