Trans Tech

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TransTech Bus
School Bus Manufacturer
Industry Transportation
Founded November 2007

7 Lake Station Road[1]

Warwick, New York 10990
Key people
John Phraner, Jose Vazquez, Timothy Downey
Products Electric School Buses
School Buses
Commercial Buses
Parent Transportation Collaborative, Inc.

Trans Tech Bus, a division of Transportation Collaborative Inc., is an American manufacturer of conventional and environmentally friendly electric Type A school buses. Established in 2007 as a successor to the defunct U.S. Bus Corporation, the company produces Type A & Type A-II School Buses and various models of commercial buses, all built on cutaway vehicle chassis.

Trans Tech Bus headquarters and production are located in a 70,000-square-foot (6,500 m2) facility located in Warwick, New York, United States.


In November 2007, the shuttered school bus manufacturer U.S. Bus Corporation was reorganized and re-located to Warwick, New York. Renamed Trans Tech Bus, the new company introduced three different models of school buses. Single and Dual Rear Wheel models were based on Ford and GM van chassis, while the Medium-Duty model was built on a GM medium-duty truck chassis. The Medium-Duty bus was discontinued after 2009 following the end of General Motors production of the C4500/5500 chassis.

For 2012, the Trans Tech model line saw a complete redesign. The new ST Aero, SST, and Roadstar feature a redesigned bodyshell with a focus on aerodynamics. The CST (Child-Safe Transporter) is a version of the SST available for MFSAB (Multi-Function School Activity Bus) use.


Trans Tech Dual Rear Wheel on Ford E-450 chassis
Model Name ST Aero SST Roadstar eTrans[2]
Available Versions

School Bus

  • School Bus

School Bus

School Bus

Configuration Type A Type A Type A Type A-2
Chassis Provider

General Motors

Smith Electric Vehicles

Notes Single rear-wheel Type A school bus
  • Standard dual rear-wheel Type A bus
  • MFSAB model sold as CST (Child-Safe Transporter)
Narrow-body dual-wheel Type A school bus Battery-powered fully electric school bus.

Model Name Single Rear Wheel[3] Dual Rear Wheel[4][5] Medium-Duty
Available Versions
  • School Bus
  • Commercial Bus
  • MFSAB (activity bus)
  • School Bus
  • Commercial Bus
  • MFSAB (activity bus)
  • School Bus
  • Commercial Bus
  • MFSAB (activity bus)
Configuration Type A Type A Type A-2
Maximum Seating Capacity
  • 34 (Ford)
  • 30 (GM)
Chassis Provider Ford Motor Company

General Motors

Ford Motor Company

General Motors

General Motors
  • Chevrolet/GMC C4500/5500

TransTech Bus prides itself on its progressive flexible manufacturing facility which allow a wide variety of options, TransTech Buses may include;

  • Flat-Floor Configurations
  • Wheelchair Lifts (Ricon, Braun, etc.)
  • Track Seating (L-Track or Slide-Track)
  • Air Conditioning (Bus-Air, MCC, ACT, etc.)
  • Acoustic Ceilings
  • Child Check Systems
  • Camera Installations
  • Electric Bi-fold Doors (Including Street-side Bi-fold mounting)
  • Complete LED lighting options
  • Vandal Lock Systems


In October 2011, at the yearly conference of the National Association of Pupil Transportation, Trans Tech debuted the first factory-built battery-powered electric school bus.[2] A 42-passenger vehicle based on the Newton electric truck from Smith Electric Vehicles. With the chassis manufactured in the Bronx, New York City, the entire bus was manufactured in New York State. A set of two Lithium-ion batteries give the eTrans an approximate range of up to 130 miles between charges, taking an average of eight hours to fully recharge.[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Lists corporate contact information
  2. ^ a b c "Trans Tech goes green with electric school bus". Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Trans Tech:: Single Rear Wheel". Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Trans Tech:: Dual Rear Wheel Ford Chassis". Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  5. ^ "Trans Tech:: Dual Rear Wheel GM Chassis". Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  6. ^ listed capacity of medium-duty model on front page.