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Heavy-Duty Transit Buses

Find superior solutions with market-leading manufacturers.

At Model 1, we believe in offering the best fleet options for our customers. That’s why we’re proud to offer superior transit solutions from market-leading manufacturers, ARBOC and ENC (ElDorado National – Riverside). Our heavy-duty vehicles pass FTA/Altoona durability testing, comply with FTA’s Buy America standards, and exceed all federal and state regulations. Plus, we participate in state transit contracts, as well as consortium bids to facilitate your transit bus procurement.

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Vehicle Features

Eco-friendly options

Choose fully electric, hydrogen fuel cell, CNG or diesel options for your fleet.


Choose from a variety of floor plan configurations that are customized to meet your needs.


Our heavy duty buses range from 32 to 40 feet in length and are available with single or dual entry doors.


Heavy-duty buses can accommodate up to 49 passengers, with room for multiple wheelchair positions.

Fuel types

Choose fully electric, hydrogen fuel cell, CNG or diesel options for your fleet.

Exterior graphics

Bus exteriors can be painted or wrapped with exterior decals to customize your fleet.

Common Models

ARBOC Spirit of Equess

Provide true access for all with this low-floor, purpose-built shuttle bus. With no steps throughout, this vehicle exceeds ADA guidelines with a 1:6 ramp slope and a 39-inch entrance door for wheelchair access. Plus, the Equess can comfortably fit up to 33 passengers and six wheelchair users. Built on an ARBOC Specialty Vehicles chassis, this vehicle is built to accommodate and impress.

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Model 1 Exclusive Features

No matter how your fleet evolves, your experts at Model 1 are always here to help you find the perfect solutions for your vehicles. From alternative fuel conversions and upfitting to decontamination and air purification, you’ll always have a partner to help your fleet succeed. At Model 1, we’re here to help at every mile — far beyond the sale.

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Fuel conversion

Choose the fuel or power best suited for you. Make the switch to electric or other alternative fuels to maximize usage and lower costs.

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Driver Protection Kits

Easily configured to any vehicle, our Driver Protection Kits provide a protective barrier between your drivers and your passengers.

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State contracts

Model 1 can help you find inventory that matches your state’s transportation contracts. Our team members are well-versed in fixed route bus performance, maintenance, and bid contracts.

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Meet your Model 1 Experts

Looking for additional information for your fleet? Schedule a consultation with the Model 1 team for professional insights on the best vehicles for your business. Fill out the form to get started.