26 Jun '18, 5pm

#Pamplona New England Wheels' low-floor minibus aces Altoona testing

The multi-patented design and construction utilizes the Ram Promaster 3500 cutaway for the drive-train and is joined to a purpose built lowered-floor platform made from high strength lightweight steel. New England Wheels New England Wheels Inc . announced the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) issued its official report for the company’s next generation lowered-floor minibus — the Frontrunner. The 22-foot, 15-passenger true low floor achieved a score of 91 on the new pass/fail test implemented in 2017. “The test validates the design goal that a front wheel drive sub 10,000 GVWR low floor can be lightweight, fuel efficient, user friendly, and durable to address the growing demand for low-floor accessibility in this size class” said Paul LaRose, president/CEO of New England Wheels. While the pass/fail test at Altoona allowed for 125 hours of downtime due to mechanical fail...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/shuttle/news/730278/new-eng...

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