Bus

CATS to add 19 ARBOC Spirit of Independence buses

Posted on June 13, 2017

N.C.’s Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) recently placed an order with Creative Bus Sales (CBS) for 19 Ford Spirit of Independence buses manufactured by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles LLC of Middlebury, Ind. The nearly 20-bus contract is the largest order ARBOC has received for the new product.

CATS operates bus and rail service around the Charlotte metropolitan area with their Sprinter line, LYNX Blue Line, and CityLYNX Gold Line. Due to the safety and dependability expected from ARBOC and the low cost of ownership, the new Spirit of Independence on the Ford Transit chassis will be a welcome addition to the CATS fleet, according to Kim Yoder, national sales manager for ARBOC.

“We could not be more excited to form a partnership with Charlotte Area Transit System with this initial bus order,” she says. “With a strong partner like Creative Bus Sales, we are confident the client and their customers will be thrilled with the new vehicles and the support that they receive after delivery.”

CBS works directly with Charlotte to provide sales, service, and parts support. The company was formed in 1980 and has expanded greatly in the years since, now having over 20 locations nationwide.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

MCI touts 'revolutionary accessibility' of commuter coach, battery-electric plans

Offers modern styling and rider comfort with passenger accessibility via a second door with a low-entry automatic ramp system.

Roam Public Transit celebrates addition of new MCI D45 CRT coaches

The new model features an ergonomically designed spiral entryway, curb-level ramp, and second door that opens into a low-entry vestibule.

GILLIG, Cummins to display battery electric bus at APTA Mobility

The bus initially incorporates the standard 444 kWh battery capacity and supports charging interoperability via industry standards.

TfL orders world-first hydrogen double-decker buses to help tackle London’s toxic air

Twenty British-built zero-emission hydrogen buses, from Wrightbus in Northern Ireland, will arrive next year.

FTA announces $423M in bus funding

Projects eligible for this funding opportunity include those that would replace, rehabilitate, lease, or purchase buses and related equipment.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation