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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

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

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

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

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

The Ultimate Guide to Wheelchair Vans for All Needs

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 5/1/17 4:00 PM

Why Your Community Could Use a Handicap Van

It's important for anyone who has mobility issues to have the same access to transportation as anyone else. Often times, it can be difficult to find vehicles equipped with handicap capabilities. But if you know where to look, you might just find the right van for you and your community.

The Benefits of a Handicap Van

Handicap vans have lower floors, making them uniquely qualified for anyone who has difficulty entering and exiting vehicles otherwise. In addition, they tend to offer easier accessibility, often in the forms of ramps and more space between the space

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Topics: wheelchair accessible, handicap van, passenger safey, Creative Bus Sales, Bus for sale, Wheelchair Van, leading wheelchair accessible vans for sale, Van, moblity, nursing homes, elderly

4 Secrets to Planning Your Route

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 4/6/17 12:00 PM

Bus Tip: 4 Secrets to Planning Your Route from the Industry Leaders at Creative Bus Sales

Today's Tip is focused on planning your route.

GPS units are amazing devices that save us significant time, but we know they are not perfect. How many times have you followed your GPS and ended up on a route where your bus doesn't fit or the unit has directed you on a route that directed you on a route out-of-the-way? Planning ahead whenever possible is the best way to ensure you will arrive at your destination efficiently and safely.

Here are 4 major tips to help you plan your bus route:

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Topics: benefits, Creative Bus Sales, bus fleet, Bus news, Bus for sale, bus tips, Map, bus driver, Bus Route

The Basics of Grants for School Buses for Sale

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 3/22/17 11:00 AM

The Basics of Grants for School Buses for Sale

The financial burden of updating a school bus fleet often prevents school districts across the country from improving their buses. Here at Creative Bus Sales, we are dedicated to helping reduce the financial burden with our extensive inventory of school buses for sale for all budgets and needs.

Another option may be to take advantage of the many grants for buses:

Why Apply for A Grant?

Grants are a type of funding that can be used to help cover specific expenses, typically in a particular field, such as retro-fitting fleets, improving fuel economy, or reducing pollution. If you are willing and able to meet qualifications and application requirements, you may be awarded large sums of money to use towards new school buses for sale.

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Topics: school bus, bus fleet, Bus for sale, grants, school grants

Bus Grapics - How to Stand Out from the Crowd

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 3/12/17 11:36 AM

Want to Stand Out from the Crowd? Used Buses with Graphics Packages can make a huge difference!

Other dealerships offer one or two used buses for church groups and preschools. But when customers visit a Creative Bus Sales location, they are amazed at the huge inventory of new and used buses that are suitable for a broad range of organizations and industries. But these shoppers need more than reliable transportation that meets all safety standards; they want stand-out buses that make a positive statement about their companies. For more information about branding read our blog about branding your bus as a eye catching advertisement for your business.
So let’s talk about graphics packages--

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Topics: branding, bus fleet, Bus for sale, customization

What Really Makes New Luxury Buses for Sale So Luxurious?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/19/17 8:30 AM
What Really Makes New Luxury Buses for Sale So Luxurious?

When it comes to long-distance travel, many customers are willing to pay a little extra for additional features and greater comfort, which is what the new luxury buses for sale by Creative Bus Sales offer in abundance. But what does it mean when a bus claims to be a luxury bus?

Luxury Means an Abundance of Comfort

Ample comfort is the core of luxury buses and the new Berkshire Coach 2017 Ultra 28 Series takes comfort to a whole new level. Seating and climate control are the two main factors influencing a vehicle's overall comfort level. High backed, luxury upholstered seating provides riders with a comfortable ride, while ensuring plenty of leg room. The newest Berkshire Coach comes standard with a powerful 90,000 BTU HVAC system to ensure better temperature control.

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Topics: luxury bus, new bus, limo service, executive travel, bus, CBS, Berkshire, limo bus, Bus for sale

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Church Bus Year-round

Posted by Laura Galijan on 1/21/14 8:35 AM

Many churches would like to consider buying a church bus for regular use. Special events and retreats can be amplified when the congregation can ride together. A motivational message or the joyous atmosphere can bring everyone closer. But one problem churches may face, especially those with less independent events, is what to do with your bus on the days it’s not in use. A church may only need a bus a few weekends out of the year or for seasonal events. Luckily, there is one option that could work favorably for not only the church, but also the local community. 

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Topics: church bus, church, Bus for sale, bus tips, Maintenance Checks

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