Blue Bird Micro Bird

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Safety

A Blue Bird Micro Bird 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 a 16-gauge internal continuous side plate of steel armor above and below floor line to create a wall of protection around passengers.

Adding to high safety standards, the Micro Bird transfers all its "big bus" knowledge and experience when designing this small bus solution; therefore, customers get "real bus" safety with the Micro Bird. It is double-riveted for additional joint strength and the Micro Bird bodies are mounted on rubber isolators for a quiet, smoother ride. Acoustical ceiling panels further reduce noise so that the driver may better hear noises both inside and outside of the vehicle, a key safety component.

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 Micro 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

The Blue Bird Micro Bird Activity/MFSAB Bus allows for almost an infinite combination of options to customize each bus to specific needs. These options include reclining “activity” seats with or without seatbelts. Passenger capacities can go up to 30 children or 20 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 Micro Bird even offers customers a choice between Ford and GM chassis and diesel and gasoline engine fuel platforms.

Affordability

The Blue Bird Micro Bird Activity/MFSAB offers customers an attractive alternative to a big bus solution. The Micro Bird's small size reduces the price of the Micro Bird compared with other bus solutions while still maining Blue Bird's premium quality and safety standards. This allows customers to make the most of their tight budgets. Adding to the affordability of the Micro Bird is the low total cost of ownership delivered by the durable Blue Bird body 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 Micro Bird Activity/MFSAB Bus will fetch a higher resale price when its initial run is through.

Special Needs

The Blue Bird Micro Bird small bus 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 Micro Bird to provide peace of mind for parents and transportation professionals.

Specific Special Needs Equipment/Options on the Blue Bird Micro Bird school bus include:
Special Needs Equipped
  • 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
  • Low, nonskid stepwell for easy entering/exiting the bus by walk-on passengers
  • Small size for a less intimidating vehicle for sensitive passengers
*Please note that wheelchair equipment is only available on Micro Bird Dual Rear Wheel Models.

Literature

For more information or a complete list of specifications for the Blue Bird Micro Bird, please download a .pdf copy of our Blue Bird Micro Bird brochures. If you would like to request a printed version of any of these brochures, you may do so by contacting our sales staff.

Download PDF Blue Bird Micro Bird Dual-Rear Activity School Bus Specification Sheet (Ford Chassis) 361Kb
Download PDF Blue Bird Micro Bird Dual-Rear Wheel Activity Bus Specification Sheet (GM Chassis) 360Kb