Input welcomed on new bus fleet
WHITSUNDAY Transit is seeking community feedback about a trial bus currently running on local routes.
Featuring standout blue paintwork and classed as a low noise, low emissions ecofriendly bus, this latest addition to the fleet is part of a major upgrade.
The bus complies with very strict Euro 5 emissions standards – above and beyond the requirements of Australian design standards, yet considered desirable for the ecology of the Whitsundays.
The company has already placed an order for two further buses of this type, expected to arrive in February.
These will compliment the two recently acquired MAN Elite S120 buses, with one more of this model arriving in January.
Altogether, these five modern, low-emissions buses, represent an investment of $2million in the Whitsunday Transit fleet in just six months.
Whitsunday Transit owner Darren Crossley said he was excited about the upgrades and described the new vehicles as the pinnacle of passenger transport solutions. “The quality is the finest anywhere and we are extremely pleased to include them in our fleet,” he said.
“This current round of upgrades is part of a far-reaching upgrade schedule and Whitsunday Transit have committed to spending more than $5million towards major bus renewals over the next four years.”
In the meantime, Mr Crossley said the use of the trial bus would enable the company to customise its new vehicles to the exact needs of Whitsunday commuters.
“I hope that the local community and visitors to the area will enjoy travelling in comfort and style, so if you are a regular commuter or just want to see the latest technology in bus transport, please go for a ride,” he said.
“We would value your input on our new buses.”
Anybody wanting to give feedback should contact Chris Harvey at email@example.com.
ON THE BUSES: Whitsunday Transit's Alan Dorman, Kellie Mazik and John Mercer proudly showcasing the trial bus and one of the more recent upgrades to the company's fleet.