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

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

5 Bus Safety Tips Your Child Can't Afford to Overlook

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 5/12/17 12:00 PM

5 Bus Safety Tips Your Child Can't Afford to Overlook

Millions of children safely take the school bus to school daily. With Mother's Day just around the corner, we would like to honor all the moms out there and give some tips and tricks that will help your child navigate the bus world. Deciding to let your kids take the bus is a big decision, and for your kids, taking the bus for the first time is a huge step. Check out our guide for preparing kids to ride the bus and learn a great way to track your children while they are on the bus below.

Did you know that school buses are actually the safest form of transportation for your kids to take to school? However, even though injuries are rare, they can still occur. Make sure that your children know to be aware of their surroundings when getting on and off the bus.

 

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Topics: school bus, mothers, Safety, 2017, bus tips, school, MFSAB, children

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

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

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