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Orange County Takes Delivery of 109, 2016 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Buses.

Orange County recently started taking delivery of 109, 2016 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Buses. 40 of which are wheelchair equipped with flat floors and adjustable track seating got greater route option flexibility.  For the fourth year in a row Orange County is taking delivery of 100 + brand new Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses equipped with RAC Air Conditioning.  These buses went through a.newly developed rigorous Pre-Delivery inspection and quality control process including AC at our local  Orange County state of the art facility headed up by Gene Hupp,  Quality Control Manager.  As a result of purchasing these new buses and the past 3 purchases, their reliability and durability along with the on site and unmatched local customer support provided by Team Matthews , plus numerous operational process improvements, OCPS has been able to reduce the need for its' spare fleet from 20% to less then 8%, thus significantly reducing costs.  The huge improvements in fuel mileage as a result of putting these fuel efficient clean diesel powered buses with 6 speed Allison Transmissions with Fuel Sense technology into service is saving the district millions of dollars in fuel while improving the environment and reducing down time.

Way to go, OCPS! Thanks for Choosing Matthews!

Orange County New Buses