Media Relations Contact:
Mark A. Ball
March 12, 2012
New DART buses on display at Dallas Auto Show
Bentley. Ferrari. Mercedes-Benz. DART. Come see the latest offerings from these legendary vehicle companies at the 2012 Dallas Auto Show at the Dallas Convention Center. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will display its new 40 and 26-foot buses along with a Mobility Management (MV-1) van at the Friday through Sunday show, March 23 to 25.
DART buses on display are part of an order of 459 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses built by North American Bus Industries, Inc. of Anniston, Alabama. DART plans to introduce heavy duty, low floor buses to replace the current fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and clean diesel buses that began service in 1998. The new buses are scheduled to be in service beginning in 2013 and the full fleet conversion is scheduled to be complete in 2015.
Later this year DART will introduce a new fleet of approximately 123 14 to 17-passenger buses for use on Flex Routes. The smaller buses are part of an effort to maintain the same level of service at lower costs and are manufactured by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles of Middlebury, Indiana.
DART also will debut new paratransit vehicles later this year. The MV-1 vans are specifically designed and tested for use in paratransit service and are manufactured by AM General Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, Indiana.
DART NABI 40-foot CNG Bus outside DART Headquarters on March 6, 2012
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