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Everything You Need to know about ADA Regulation

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 4/5/18 10:15 AM

What is the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, which is commonly referred to as ADA, became law in 1990.  The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of life including transportation and protects the rights of disabled individuals to access walkways, use of public and other facilities like restaurants, and generally enjoy the same level of access as non-disabled people. This also includes equal access to transportation. The general rule that applies under the ADA is that all limits on accessibility to transportation for disabled individuals must be removed if it's reasonable to do so.

 

 

ADA Regulation for the Bus Industry

Applies to:
  • State and local government agencies
  • Non-profit service providers that offer public accommodation
  • Privately operated entities offering certain types of educational courses
  • Privately operated transportation organizations such as airport shuttles, hotel shuttles, private buses, and taxis

In addition, facilities used by these operators are also subject to regulation for equal accessibility.  For the purposes of this blog, we will focus on the vehicles only. 

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, bus purchase, Buses for sale, regulations, Safety, Bus for sale, Parts & Service, MFSAB, bus tips, Wheelchair Van, wheelchair accessible vans, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Wheelchair ramp

Bus Service Tips: Maintain Your Fleet

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/5/18 3:00 PM

In order to optimize the life of your bus,  to prevent the possibility of malfunctions, and to reduce the cost of repairs, preventative maintenance in conjunction with having quality parts is the perfect solution .     

Fortunately, at Creative Bus Sales, we understand the importance of regular service and parts performance and thus, provide our customers with access to only the best products and services currently available on the market. Continue reading to learn more bus service tips from our experienced team at Creative Bus Sales.

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Topics: bus service, Buses for sale, Parts & Accessories, Bus for sale, Parts & Service, Bus Maintenance, Maintenance Checks, Maintenance Checklist

Top Things You Need to Know Before Buying a Church Bus

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 1/18/18 11:51 AM

For many communities, a church bus symbolizes more than just a method of transportation. Buses are a convenient way to help children get to and from programs that help them discover and practice their faith, aid in mission trips, allow parishioners to attend church events, and more. At Creative Bus Sales, we understand that all church communities have a unique set of needs. It is our mission to provide each of our customers with  high performing luxury vehicles that meet your requirements, and more.

4 Things to Consider When Shopping for a New Bus

Many church administrators come to us without much of an idea about what they want and need from their bus. Here are some tips to consider from the pros at Creative Bus Sales:

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6 Benefits of Electric Buses

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 12/1/17 9:15 AM

Diesel-powered buses may soon become a thing of the past, and for good reason. Traditional buses pollute the environment, resulting in poor air quality which affect your health. Asthma attacks are triggered by pollution like NOx emissions. In addition to dangerous emmissions,  rising fuel costs also have transit agencies searching for viable alternatives.

As a result, electric buses are finally taking their turn in the spotlight. These buses offer great fuel and operational savings and zero emmissions.   You can work with the team at Creative Bus Sales to find your new Alternative Fuel Vehicle.

6 Surprising Facts about Electric Buses

Making the switch to sustainable transportation including zero emission electric buses will protect your passengers from the negative effects of harmful pollutants. Here are some surprising facts about electric buses that will lead you to reconsider the tangible benefits of choosing green power:


  1. Emissions  - The impact of of emissions on children's health is undeniable. Diesel school buses emit NOxand PM 2.5 that cause asthma, which is affects 1 in 10 childern in the United states. (Vist http://elpc.org/ for more)
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Topics: bus purchase, go green, natural gas, Green Alternative Fuel, Bus news, Green, Sustainable, STARCRAFT QUEST XL, electric bus, Electric buses for sale

Creative Bus Sales Provides and Services 100% Electric Buses for Schools

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 11/16/17 12:30 PM

Zero-Emission Buses to improve Air Quality and Reduce Fuel Costs for the Colton Joint Unified School District

 

Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD), in San Bernardino County, California is on the road to sustainable student mobility with the delivery of two all-electric, zero-emission, American-made Type C Starcraft eQuest XL school buses from Creative Bus Sales, Inc.

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Here is what Vice President of Operations for Creative Bus Sales, Mark Matijevich, had to say about Creative’s vision for a sustainable future:

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Topics: school bus, california, Fleet conversion, GAS, natural gas, Conversion, Bus news, Bus for sale, fuel program installer, Bus Maintenance, Sustainable, EV Safecharge, Motiv, San Bernardino County, bus distributorship

The Future is Electric: Visit Our California School Bus Dealership for the Starcraft Quest XL

Posted by the Marketing Team on 10/30/17 4:36 PM

Electric power train technology has progressed to the level where we can finally have zero emission school buses in areas where we need it most.

In August, funded in part by a grant through the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District, two electric buses were delivered to the Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD) in San Bernardino County, California.

These electric buses deliver best-in-class performance in safety, driving experience, and range by using a versatile and modular all-electric powertrain. These zero-emission school buses have flexible seating, support wheelchair access, and can be configured to accommodate up to 8 wheelchairs for routes with special needs children. Built on Ford’s F59 chassis, the buses provide a maximum capacity of 48 passengers and a range of up to 85 miles on a single charge.

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Electric school buses not only benefit the environment but they also protect our children from harmful fossil fuel emission. In addition, the increased adoption of electric school buses has created more employment opportunities in California.

Discover the Starcraft Quest XL school bus fleet, the newest addition in safe, reliable, and environmentally-friendly student transportation available at Creative Bus Sales.

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Topics: school bus, Quest XL, 2017, Green Alternative Fuel, Creative Bus Sales, bus sales, Bus for sale, Green team, seat belts, school bus requirements, Cailfornia, Alternative Fuel, STARCRAFT QUEST XL, electric bus, School bus dealership

4 Great Reasons to Buy Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Posted by the Marketing Team on 9/8/17 10:18 AM

Throughout the country, wheelchair users struggle to find safe and reliable transportation to just the basic services. Public transportation for handicapped individuals is not the most reliable and often must be arranged days in advance while private vehicles are too costly for a majority of individuals those who need them. Having the right accessibility has become a bigger issue in the industry, yet it is still only becoming harder to find.

However, when you buy wheelchair accessible vehicles you stand out from the competition by providing this much-needed service. Here are just four reasons to add a wheelchair accessible bus to your fleet. 

  1. The Public is Taking a Stand

With social media at customer’s fingertips, any negative experience with a company will quickly spread, which can potentially cost the company significant money in lost revenue. When the problem is due to insufficient accessibility for wheelchair users, the fallout can be devastating for both up-and-coming and established businesses.


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Topics: wheelchair accessible, handicap van, Wheelchair Van, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Wheelchair ramp, Assisted living

Important Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time to Search for New Buses for Sale

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 8/25/17 1:00 PM

With summer well underway across the country, older buses are starting to feel the heat. Coming to the realization that you might need an upgrade becomes undeniable when a heat wave hits and your AC is blowing hot air. Here are five important reasons to begin your search for new buses for sale this summer.

 

Summer Downtime Equals Profit Loss

Due to increased usage and higher temperatures, older buses tend to break down more often in the summer. For businesses that rely on summer travel dollars, this down time can be detrimental. Don't let a single down day eat into your profits. Search for new buses for sale and prevent these delays before they affect your bottom line.

Record Breaking Heat is a Health and Safety Risk

With temperatures reaching well above 100°F for a good portion of the United States, air conditioning is vital for the health and safety of your customers and employees. Older buses may not have efficient AC units and may run the risk of a malfunction that could put your customers and drivers in danger. This is particularly true for businesses that service the elderly and young children.

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Topics: Bus news, Bus for sale, bus tips, Bus Maintenance, Search for new buses for sale, Summer Sale, time to buy a new bus, summer

Is It Time to Update Your Tour Bus Fleet?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 8/18/17 12:00 PM

Knowing when to stop putting money into a bus and when to purchase a new bus can be a difficult balance. Buses can be either money makers or money pits for tour companies throughout the United States. Here's how to tell if you need to update your tour bus fleet this summer.

  •  Current Fleet Status

The biggest telltale sign that it's time to upgrade is the current condition of your fleet. Older buses or those with visible wear and tear should be replaced with newer models. Also, if you have buses that had more out of order days than days in service it's a good indicator that you should update your tour bus fleet.

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  • High Maintenance Costs

The older your fleet, the higher the maintenance costs, particularly if your models have been discontinued because parts may become difficult to find. If you have noticed that your costs are beginning to rise, it might be worth investing in new tour buses.

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Topics: new bus, tour bus, used bus, fleet, Creative Bus Sales, bus fleet, Bus news, Bus for sale, Bus Maintenance

Are Mini Buses for Sale or 15-Passenger Vans the Best Purchase?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 8/9/17 12:00 PM

Are Mini Buses for Sale or 15-Passenger Vans the Best Purchase?

There has long been a debate between whether the 15-passenger van or the mini bus  is the best option to safely and comfortably transport up to 16 people. Here at Creative Bus Sales, we'd like to help end this debate using the four most important features: safety, comfort, capacity, and customization options.

Safety

Every day nearly 100 lives are lost due to motor vehicle accidents, making safety the number one most important feature. Most mini buses for sale come standard with the latest in safety features, including reinforced roll cages. In fact, they are designed with passenger safety in mind. Depending on the model, a CDL may be required, further improving safety by requiring professional driving.

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Why You Should Invest in Executive Coach Buses

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 7/13/17 10:30 AM

Why You Should Invest in Executive Coach Buses

Whether your customer is heading to the airport or a music festival, everyone loves to travel in style! The Executive Coach Buses at Creative Bus Sales provide all the benefits of on-demand transportation with luxury and style. Maintaining a top of the line fleet for sale can return on your investments. Here are sixreasons you should invest in Executive Coach Buses for your business.

  1. Save Money by Avoiding Bus Rentals

Improving team dynamics through team building retreats or having top performers attend regional or national conventions is a great way to boost retention and performance. However, transportation can quickly become expensive. Owning an executive bus  can reduce the costs of transportation, allowing you to partake in more of these beneficial activities retreats. 

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Topics: luxury bus, executive travel, save money, 2017, Creative Bus Sales, bus fleet, Bus for sale, Bus Graphics, Wheelchair Van, Executive coach bus, executive bus

9 of the Most Remarkable Buses in the World

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 6/30/17 10:50 AM

9 of the Most Remarkable Buses in the World

Here at Creative Bus Sales we love to honor the amazing creative bus community. All around the world, people get from here to there via bus. Here are the Top 9 strangest and most remarkable buses from around the globe.

  1. The Autotram Extra Grand- This German bus is 98 feet long and has a passenger capacity of 256.
  2. The Pikachu School Bus- Japanese students waiting at the bus stop 
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Topics: luxury bus, used bus, social cause, bus purchase, bus, Buses for sale, 2017, bus fleet, Bus for sale, eco-friendly, world

5 Reasons Why Retirement and Healthcare Buses for Assisted Living Transportation are So Important

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 6/19/17 11:00 AM

When making the decision of what facility will be taking care of your loved one, there will be many things to consider. Regardless of the size of the assisted living provider, having the right equippedment like  retirement and healthcare buses for sale can accommodate residents of a facility are vital to the overall well-being of each resident, as well as for the facility in general. As with other amenities, transportation options a facility invests in are critical to the choice of a facility.

Here are the five main reasons to invest in buses for assisted living transportation.

Improve the Efficiency of Getting Residents to Medical Appointments

According to AARP, each year, 3.6MM Americans miss at least one medical appointment due to transportation. This applies disproportionately to our older population. It’s therefore critical for a facility to partner with a proven distributor who truly listens and work with that facility’s needs, to customize the bus as required and to also provide excellent service.

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, healthcare buses, retirement bus, transportation, Buses for sale, wheelchair accessible vans, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Wheelchair ramp, Assisted living

Four Ways to Avoid Costly Technical Problems with Your Bus Fleet

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 6/6/17 12:35 PM

Four Essential Ways to Avoid Costly Technical Problems with Your Bus Fleet This Year

Repairs on your bus fleet can be expensive. Creative Bus Sales is here to help you avoid some of these costly repairs this summer. Technical problems can bring your bus route to a screeching halt and leave your driver and passengers on the side of the road.  Preventing the need for costly repairs is the best way to save money on the maintenance of your fleet.

Here are four simple things you can do to prolong the life of your fleet and get the most miles out of new buses for sale.

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Topics: bus service, Buses, Fleet conversion, bus fleet, Bus for sale, technical problems, Bus Maintenance, Maintenance Checks

Why Are Seat Belts Not Required on School Buses for Sale

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 5/18/17 11:30 AM

Why Are Seat Belts Not Required on School Buses for Sale?

School buses carry the country's most valuable assets, our children. As such, they need to be as safe as possible, so why don't they come standard with seat belts? Of all current methods of transporting students to and from school, buses are by far the safest, even without the seat belts. Here's how:

The Bus Size Places Children Above the Danger

School buses for sale, particularly the larger ones, are heavy and sit rather high up from the road, which help improve passenger safety. First, the extra weight often means they cannot travel as fast as other vehicles. When collisions happen, the weight and slower speed of the bus in question reduces passenger jarring on impact.

Height also plays a large role, allowing the chassis to absorb much of the impact, further reducing potential injuries.

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Topics: school bus, benefits, seat belts, school bus requirements

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