December 31, 2006

Vehicle Manufacturers

Links to companies that manufacture or convert buses and vans for paratransit use.

Accessible Vans & Mobility - Retail and Commercial Van Conversions, Eastern Seaboard.

Advanced Vehicle Builders - U.K. manufacturer of minibuses.

Amcar Motors - Florida manufacturer of private and commercial mini-van conversions. Their multi-purpose commercial designs have flexible seating arrangements and can accommodate one or two wheelchairs.

Atlantic Turtle Top - South Gafton, MA., Specialty vehicles custom designed including various paratransit options.

ARBOC Mobility - Indiana manufacturer of small low-floor wheelchair accessible bus built on GM chassis.

Autobus Thomas - Quebec based school, commercial, and paratransit bus manufacturer.

Autovan - National U.S. digital dealership of minivan conversions.

Azure Dynamics - Works in the development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and powertrain systems for commercial vehicles, including shuttle buses.

Barnett Mobility - Wheelchair accessible taxis, paratransit buses, and mini-vans.

Blue Bird - Large manufacturer school buses, commercial buses, recreational vehicles and wheelchair accessible.

Braun Mobility - Private and Commercial Van Conversion Division of Braun Corporation. Across North America + International Divisions.

Coach & Equipment - Based in New York, established 1895.

Champion Bus Inc. - A division of Thor Industries.

Collins Bus Corp. - Manufacturer of small school buses. Also ownes Mid Bus and Corbeil Bus.

ElDorada National - A division of Thor Industries.

Girardin Minibus - Quebec based school bus manufacturer with commercial (paratransit) division.

Goshen Coach - Indiana manufacturer of a wide variety of buses.

Ford Mobility Motoring - Ford's specialty fleet services.

IC Corporation - Manufacturer of a variety of commercial vehicles including the LC Series low floor 'kneeling' bus designed to meet ADA standards. Owned by Navistar.

Major Vehicle Exchange - Buy or sell reconditioned shuttle, church, and mobility buses.

Mobility Works - Ohio based private and commercial van conversion company.

New England Wheels - Massachusetts based, wide variety of accessible van and bus conversions.

Nor-Cal Mobility - Sacramento private and commercial van conversions.

Optare - U.K. manufacturer of a wide range of buses and coaches.

Red Kite - U.K.'s largest supplier of small school buses.

Sonny Merryman - Virginia commercial and school bus manufacturer.

Starcraft Bus - Indiana manufacturer paratransit and low-floor entry buses.

StarTrans - Supreme Corporation's bus division. Includes a variety of paratransit models. Manufacturing locations in Goshen, Indiana, and the in Moreno Valley, California. Read More...

Thomas Built Buses - Large North Carolina school bus manufacturer, produces over 15,000 per year, sometimes used for paratransit use.

Transit Plus - Large Variety of Personal and Commercial Bus Conversions, Florida Based.

Turtle Top - Indiana based manufacturer of wide range of bus types.

United Access - Paratransit and Commercial Accessible Vans, Based in St. Louis.

VCI Mobility - Specializes in new and used wheelchair vans. They also offer handicap vans and other pieces of mobility equipment, such as wheelchair ramps to assist people with special needs and disabilities.

Viewpoint Mobility - Personal and Commercial Mini-Van Conversions, Available across U.S.

Ward Transportation Services - Conway, Arkansas based school and commercial bus manufacturer. Associated with Diamond State Bus Company, also of Conway.

Wolfington - Manufactures variety of buses.

Williams Bus - Manufacturers specialty buses.


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They have alot of used reconditioned shuttle buses available for sale.

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Carolyn said...

Check out the MV-1 Paratransit Mobility Vehicle (PMV). MV Sales and Leasing, Inc. is the exclusive US distributor of the MV-1 for public transit entities. Here is the link:

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