Accessibility

DCTA adds 12 ARBOC Spirit of Independence buses

Posted on November 1, 2018

The fully accessible low-floor Independence provides a single, wide entrance and contains no steps throughout the bus.
The fully accessible low-floor Independence provides a single, wide entrance and contains no steps throughout the bus.

ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., announced the delivery of fully-accessible, low-floor Spirit of Independence® buses to Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) in Texas. The order of 12 was secured by Creative Bus Sales (CBS).

The new body-on-chassis (cutaway) buses will enhance 10 fixed-route services in Denton and Lewisville and demand-response paratransit services in Frisco and Highland Village.

The fully accessible low-floor Independence provides a single, wide entrance and contains no steps throughout the bus. The 96-inch wide body offers easy maneuverability inside the bus for up to 15 ambulatory or five wheelchair passengers.

In addition to fixed route and paratransit services, DCTA operates a 21-mile A-train commuter rail system, Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Access service, Collin County Transit, North Texas Xpress (in partnership with Trinity Metro), Denton Enterprise Airport On-Demand, Campus Shuttle service for the University of North Texas and North Central Texas College, Frisco Demand-Response, and vanpool service.

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