Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Activity Bus

Safety

Focus of Passenger Protection A Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Activity Bus carries many of the same features that make a Blue Bird school bus one of the safest vehicles on the road. (As cited by the Fatality Analysis Reporting System at the U.S. Department of Transportation, school buses are 60 times safer than passenger cars, light trucks, or vans.) Among these “school bus construction features” are Blue Bird’s signature one piece roof bows for maximum roll-over protection and 20 gauge galvanized steel side panels to create a wall of protection around passengers.

Adding to high safety standards, the All American Rear Engine features a large, panoramic windshield providing drivers excellent visibility around the front of the bus, including the critical passenger loading/unloading zones. Additionally, the All American Rear Engine's rear engine location results in less noise in the driver's compartment allowing drivers to better hear noises both inside and outside of the vehicle as well as an unobstructed view of the stepwell area.

For added protection, customers may choose to purchase a Multi-Function School Activity Bus (MFSAB), which meets all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for a school bus without the typical traffic controlling devices (stop arm, warning lights, etc.) found on a traditional school bus. The Blue Bird MFSAB; therefore, offers customers the maximum level of protection found with school bus construction without the restrictions of traveling to and from a school.

Option Flexibility

Optional Equipment Flexibility on a Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Activity/MFSAB Bus

INterior luxury touring option The Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Activity/MFSAB Bus allows for almost an infinite combination of options to customize each bus to specific needs.

These options can range from reclining “activity” seats with or without seatbelts to underfloor storage perfect for carrying luggage or sports and band equipment. Passenger capacity can range from 54 to 90 students or 36 to 56 adult passengers. Aftermarket equipment such as video screens or GPS systems can be installed at the Blue Bird dealer level. Paint schemes can be tailored to match an organization’s signature colors. Customers may choose between a variety of horsepowers in Cummins and Caterpillar engines.

The Blue Bird Vision Activity/MFSAB Bus allows for almost an infinite combination of options to customize each bus to specific needs. These options can range from reclining “activity” seats with or without seatbelts to underfloor storage perfect for carrying luggage or sports and band equipment. Passenger capacity can range from 66 to 90 children or 44 to 56 adult passengers.

Aftermarket equipment such as video screens or GPS systems can be installed at the Blue Bird dealer level. Paint schemes can be tailored to match an organization’s signature colors. The All American Rear Engine even offers customers a choice between diesel and compressed natural gas fuel platforms. For a complete understanding of all the options available on a Blue Bird All American Rear Engine, contact your authorized Blue Bird Dealer.

Afforable and durable

Affordability

The Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Activity/MFSAB offers customers many of the same options as an over the road motorcoach for a fraction of the cost, ensuring that customers make the most of their budgets. Adding to the affordability of the All American is the low total cost of ownership delivered by the durable Blue Bird construction; these rigorous standards deliver higher uptime, lower maintenance and repair costs, and extended years over the lifetime of the Blue Bird. This value also ensures that the Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Activity/MFSAB Bus will fetch a higher resale price when its initial run is through.

Special Needs

The Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Activity/MFSAB not only offers safety and security, but it also directly caters to special needs students. Blue Bird understands that these special needs passengers require unique features and has engineered these qualities into the design of the Blue Bird All American Rear Engine to provide peace of mind for parents and transportation professionals.

Specific Special Needs Equipment/Options on the Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Activity/MFSAB include:

Special Needs
  • Recessed wheelchair track and tie-down for safe and secure transport
  • Increased maneuverability from the short wheelbase and superior handling/steering to enable tight turn and curbside pick-ups if needed
  • Smooth operating, ADA-compliant wheelchair lifts from suppliers including Braun and Ricon and flexible wheelchair securement track locations
  • Optional flat floor for maximum configuration flexibility
  • Comfort Aire, Blue Bird's integrated air conditioning systems, for maintaining passenger compartment temperatures with maximum efficiency and the quality only provided from an OEM installed component
  • Exceptional passenger ride quality with Blue Bird's energy absorbing rubber isolater mounting system

Literature

For more information or a complete list of specifications for the Blue Bird All American Rear Engine, please download a .pdf copy of our Blue Bird All American Rear Engine brochures. If you would like to request a printed version of any of these brochures, contact our sales department.

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