November 6, 2014

Collins Bus and Westport to Display NEXBUS® Type A CNG School Bus at NAPT 2014 Summit

Collins Bus Booth #111 to Feature Westport E-450 Cutaway Chassis

Demonstrating the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s 2014 Summit theme of Driving Innovation, Collins Bus and Westport are partnering for the first time to display NEXBUS®: the Collins Type A compressed natural gas (CNG) school bus equipped with the Westport WiNG™ Power System. NAPT runs from November 8 – 11, 2014 at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

The chassis on exhibit at Booth #111 gives attendees a chance to see the unique Westport CNG system. With NEXBUS® agencies such as school districts, child and senior care facilities and municipalities can enjoy the benefit of the historical price stability of natural gas and decreased emissions.

“We are very pleased to partner with Westport to begin offering a CNG bus model in the fastest growing segment of the alternative fuel school bus market,” said Kent Tyler, president and CEO of Allied Specialty Vehicles’ bus division and interim president of Collins Bus. “As Ford’s largest qualified vehicle modifier, Westport’s CNG expertise and proven technology allows us to offer the most reliable clean energy Type A school bus model available to meet the evolving needs of our dealers and diverse customer base.”
“Westport is continuing to demonstrate our position as an industry leader by offering the first-ever Ford-recognized Type A school bus that runs on natural gas,” says Paul Shaffer, vice president and managing director of Westport Dallas. “Our team of engineers worked with Ford and Collins Bus to conduct extensive simulations and physical crash-testing to meet the stringent school bus safety requirements. With the distinct price and emissions benefits of natural gas, we’re excited to offer a CNG powered product to school districts.”

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Sign up for a free webinar from Collins Bus and Westport on Jan. 29, Choosing Natural Gas: Why a Collins Type A NEXBUS® with CNG May Be the Right Bus for Your Organization.

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