FrontRunner® Featured in Metro Magazine: See How New England Wheels packs durability, accessibility into a Low-Floor Minibus

FrontRunner® was recently featured in Metro Magazine’s Shuttle Ops supplement!

Described as a “bus that has broken all the rules”, the FrontRunner®  is built on the Ram Promaster 3500 chassis and features a lowered-floor and gross vehicle weight of 9,350 pounds. New England Wheels kept 3 key points in mind when building the FrontRunner®: Strength, Durability and Light-Weight.

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FrontRunner® Low Floor Mini-Bus Passes Altoona Test with an Impressive 91 Score

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New England Wheels FrontRunner® Low Floor Mini-Bus Passes the new 5year/150,000 mile Altoona Test with an impressive Score of 91

Billerica, MA- June 25, 2018

New England Wheels, Inc. announced today that The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued their official report for the company’s next generation lowered floor mini-bus-The FrontRunner®. The 22 foot, 15-passenger true low floor achieved a score of 91 on the new pass/fail test implemented in 2017. “The test validates the design goal that a front wheel drive sub 10,000 GVWR low floor can be lightweight, fuel efficient, user-friendly and durable to address the growing demand for low floor accessibility in this size class” said Paul LaRose President/CEO of New England Wheels.

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N.E.W. Launches Frontrunner Lowered Floor Bus

Introducing the NEW Standard in Lowered Floor Commercial Transportation!

Our Goal and Design Philosophy

When we set out to design and build the country’s first true lowered floor fully composite ⁱ front wheel drive mini-bus we were determined to break the mold. For decades the American bus industry has relied on tubular steel bus body structures built on rear wheel drive chassis that are heavy, fuel inefficient, and where ride-quality and vehicle aesthetics are often an after-thought.

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New England Wheels Now Offers Vehicles on Two Customized Platforms

New England Wheels now offers Passenger Shuttle and Wheelchair Accessible vehicles on two customized platforms –  Ram Promaster and Ford Transit.  Both are backed by New England Wheel’s industry-best 50,000 mile conversion warranty and meet or exceed all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

The Ram Promaster platform features front wheel drive, best-in-class gas mileage and lowest step in height while the The Ford Transit platform features multiple roof heights and body lengths with up to 10,360 GVR.

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