Bus Models & Information

El Dorado

BWATC operates two styles of Eldorado busses. They are the 30-foot model called the E-Z Rider II and the 40-foot model called the Axcess. The 30-foot model is used in both demand response service and on fixed routes where demand is lighter. The 40-foot model is used almost exclusively on the fixed routes and are our prime people movers. In total BWATC operates 23 Eldorado buses.

E-Z Rider II

Chassis Manufacturer: ENC Division, REV group, Riverside CA (formerly Eldorado National)

Body Manufacturer: ENC Division, REV group, Riverside CA (formerly Eldorado National)

Engine: 5.9L Cummins, currently testing 6.2 liter engines for Cummins in three units

Fuel type: Compressed Natural Gas

Transmission: Allison B300R

Range: 350 miles

Seating capacity: 28 with no wheel chairs, 19 with 1 wheel chairs and 13 with2 or 3 wheelchairs

Climate control: Thermoking AC and heating systems

Special equipment: Two low floor entry doors, fold out wheel chair ramp at each door, electronic destination sign, two-way radio, air suspension, AM/FM/PA system, video surveillance system, two position bike rack, kneeling entry.

Axcess

Chassis Manufacturer: ENC Division, REV group, Riverside CA (formerly Eldorado National)

Body Manufacturer: ENC Division, REV group, Riverside CA (formerly Eldorado National)

Engine: 8.9 L Cummins

Fuel type: Compressed Natural Gas

Transmission: Allison B400R

Range: 350 miles

Seating capacity: 37 with no wheel chairs, 25 with 1 wheel chairs and 23 with 2 and 21 with 3 wheelchairs

Climate control: Thermoking AC and heating systems

Special equipment: Two low floor entry doors, fold out wheel chair ramp at each door, electronic destination sign, two-way radio, air suspension, AM/FM/PA system, video surveillance system, three position bike rack, kneeling entry.

Arboc

ARBOC Spirit of Liberty

Blue Water Area Transit operates a fleet of 28 ARBOC Spirit of Liberty small buses. These vehicles are built on a Chevrolet chassis and are constructed in Middlebury, Indiana. They have a service life of seven years and are rapidly approaching their replacement times. The vehicles are primarily used for demand response and senior/mobility impaired service.

Chassis Manufacturer: Chevrolet

Body Manufacturer: ARBOC Mobility, Inc, Middlebury, IN

Engine: 6.0 liter Chevrolet

Fuel type: Compressed Natural Gas

Range: 250 miles

Seating capacity: 17 with no wheel chairs, 13 with 2 wheel chairs and 9 with 3 wheelchairs

Climate control: OEM and aftermarket AC and heating systems

Special equipment: Low floor entry, fold out wheel chair ramp, electronic destination sign, two-way radio, air suspension, AM/FM/PA system, video surveillance system, two position bike rack, kneeling entry.