Just because it works,
doesn't mean it's the right tool.
“Every day our customers make choices to elevate their communities. They operate with objectivity, vision and common sense to improve lives. The Vicinity supports this idealistic courage by providing the right product, the right tool for the job.”
– William Trainer, Grande West Transportation CEO –
Tested for Transit in North America
The US Federal Transit Authority's (FTA) Altoona test is an internationally recognized, tough testing regime which performs 12 years and 500,000 miles of a heavy duty testing.
The objective of this test is to provide comparable fuel consumption data on transit buses produced by different manufacturers. The test is comprised of Business District, Arterial and Commuter phases.
The primary part of the test program is the Structural Durability Test, which also provides the information for the Maintainability and Reliability results. The test bus encountered no Class 1, 2 or 4 failures. All seven reported failures were Class 3, the lowest among buses in it's class.
Maintenance & Repairs
The objective of this test is to collect maintenance data about the servicing, preventive maintenance, and repair. All significant breakdowns, repairs, man-hours to repair, and hours out of service were recorded.
The Vicinity was born from a need expressed by transit systems looking for a durable, reliable, customer oriented mid-size vehicle at a reasonable price point.
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