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Image of parts and service employees at A-Z Bus Sales discussing Child Safety Alert System on a school bus

If you are like most school districts in California, you are probably trying to make sense of the new Child Safety Alert System (CSAS) laws as a result of the Senate Bill 1072 (link). You are not alone. A-Z Bus Sales is leading California in their effort to reduce anxiety and answer questions about the new Child Safety Alert System laws that require all California school buses to be equipped with the latest system by the start of the 2018/2019 school year.

A-Z Bus sales is doing their part to help educate school districts about the regulations, how it affects their school bus fleets, and installation procedures. Hosting a Q & A session for local California School Districts, the A-Z Bus Sales service and parts team were on hand on Tuesday, February 7th at the A-Z Bus Sales Colton, California service center location to demonstrate the installed Child Check-Mate system on an All American Blue [...]

Image of Blue Bird - Micro Bird - Type A School Bus from A-Z Bus Sales parked in front of a Southern California School
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Image of Blue Bird - Micro Bird - Type A School Bus from A-Z Bus Sales parked in front of a Southern California SchoolA major California Transportation Contractor specializing in student transportation services found itself with the opportunity for a last-minute transportation contract from a California School District. However, the pending request from the school district proved to be a challenge requiring an innovative and professional solution.

Challenge

The California School District was experiencing trouble with their current transportation contractor. They needed to solve a problem and solve it fast. The school district turned to the California transportation contractor for their help. They needed to leave their current contractor as a result of poor service. They chose the California Transportation Contractor for their excellent history of delivering quality service to its customers.

Because board [...]

Blue Bird Adomani Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Event Photo in Bellflower California

(January 11, 2018 – Colton, California) A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation solutions, announces the Blue Bird Electric Bus Ride and Drive Event across California. The event tour began in Bellflower, California on January 8 and is working its way to Northern California, ending in Fremont on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. On Friday, January 12, the Blue Bird All American Type D school bus makes its appearance at Central Unified School District at 4200 N. R Grantland Avenue in Fresno, California.

The event has already gained popularity at its last four Southern California stops, despite some rain. A few locations witnessed standing room only during the brief presentation of the electric school bus by Blue Bird, Adomani, and A-Z Bus Sales team members. Attendees have the opportunity to see first-hand how the electric bus operates and ask questions about HVIP grant funding during the event. Brandon Bluhm, Director of New School Bus [...]

Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Kicks-Off in Bellflower, California with Standing Room Only

New Date and Location added to the Blue Bird Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Event - San Diego - January 10th
Blue Bird Adomani Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Event Photo in Bellflower California

Blue Bird’s Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Event kicked off today in Bellflower, California to a packed crowd of transportation directors, bus mechanics, OEM vendors, SCAQMD staff, and representatives from US Senator Kamala Harris’ office, as well as Congresswoman Lucille Roybal – Allard’s (CA-40) and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez’s (CA-38) office. On hand to present and discuss the all-new Blue Bird All American electric school bus were professionals from Blue Bird, Inc., Adomani — the power and drivetrain behind the all-new electric school bus built by Blue Bird — and representatives from A-Z Bus Sales — California and Hawaii’s Blue Bird School Bus Dealer.

Due to the huge interest and events popularity, A-Z Bus Sales added a new location to their two-week tour of the electric Type D school bus. School transportation professionals are able to attend the event this Wednesday, January 10 in San Diego at San Diego Unified School District from 10 AM [...]

(January 8 2018 – Colton, California) A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation solutions, announces the Blue Bird Electric Bus Ride and Drive Event across California. The event tour begins in Bellflower, California on January 8th showcasing Blue Bird’s All American Type D Rear-Engine electric school bus powered by Adomani/EDI. The event tours six cities in California stretching from Southern to Northern California, ending on January 17th in Fremont, California.

Blue Bird first announced the electric All American school bus at last year’s School Transportation News Expo and Show in Reno, Nevada. The Type D transit school bus is an all-electric bus powered by Adomani/EDI drive train and the first type in its class of school buses. “Blue Bird continues to lead the industry in alternative fuel options and now zero emissions technology,” said Brandon Bluhm, Director of New School Bus Sales at A-Z Bus Sales. “We are thrilled at the reception of [...]

A-Z Bus Sales - Blue Bird powered by Adomani Type D Electric School Bus

A-Z Bus Sales service technicians and sales team members received a tour of the all-new Blue Bird All American Electric Type D School Bus in Colton, California yesterday. The 78-passenger transit-style school bus looks no different from any other Type D school bus. However, the main difference is the electric drive train powered by Adomani in Corona, California.

Low Floor Shuttle Buses Provide All Riders with Equal Access and Easy Boarding

Low floor shuttle buses, like Glaval Titan II, are ideal for retirement communities, assisted living, and hospitality facilities
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Glaval Titan II Low Floor Shuttle Bus from A-Z Bus Sales Article ImageFor over 50-years, low floor buses served passengers of all abilities. First introduced in Russia as a transit bus by the Lviv Bus Plant, the low floor bus quickly spread into and throughout Europe, transporting loading and offloading of elderly and disabled passengers easily and quickly, helping them maintain their sense of independence.

Because of their popularity in Europe, the low floor bus idea spread to the United States. In the U.S., both large transit buses and low floor shuttle buses — such as Glaval and ARBOC — provide easy access for passengers in niche industries such as assisted living, retirement communities, parking facilities, medical, hospitality, and door-to-door paratransit services.

The advantages low floor shuttle buses have over traditional lift buses is their ability to load passengers, [...]

Blue Bird All American Electric School Bus Qualifies for California HVIP Funding

HVIP Funding Awards up to $95,000 Towards the Initial Cost of the Blue Bird All American Electric Bus

COLTON, Ca. (December 1, 2017) —The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced that the Blue Bird All American RE bus qualifies for their HVIP Incentive program. This program is intended to encourage and accelerate the deployment of Zero-Emission trucks and buses.

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COLTON, Ca. (October 11, 2017) —A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation solutions, was awarded the Silver Award for Sales Excellence by Glaval Bus. The award, presented at the Glaval Dealer Meeting at BusCon in Indianapolis, was for bus sales over the past 12 months.

COLTON, Ca. (September 5, 2017) — A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation solutions, announces the appointment of Joseph Pashman as Director of Commercial and Transit Bus Sales. Joseph’s role includes the full responsibility for the department’s strategic planning and sales execution.

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