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IDOT Paratransit Vehicle Specification Summary

Medium-Duty Paratransit Vehicle

General Description:

This vehicle body is specifically designed and constructed on a commercial cut-away van chassis. This vehicle is over 22 feet in length. ADA option must be included if vehicle is to be used for fixed route service.


Standard Configuration Vehicle:

  • Wheelchair/Mobility Aid Lift

  • Seated Capacity Standard Vehicle:
    • Transit quality padded vinyl upholstered seats
    • Six-way power drivers seat.
    • 14 seated passengers, (7 forward facing flip-up seating positions), or 2 wheelchair/mobility aid securement locations with 10 seated passengers (5 forward facing flip-up seated locations in the down position),
    • Convertible to 4 wheelchair/mobility aid securement locations with 4 seated passengers.
    • Seat belts for each seated passenger
    • Kenodyne wheelchair restraint system

  • General Dimensions:
    • Length, Overall: 280 inches
    • Wheelbase: 158 inches
    • Width, Overall: 96 inches
    • Height, Overall @ GVWR: 112 inches, excluding roof hatch
    • Aisle Width: 14 inches
    • Interior Headroom: 75 inches,
    • Electrical front transit type door
  • Engine:
    • Diesel fueled, V8, 7.3L, 210 HP, with block heater
    • 6 to 7 MPG, estimated

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  • Transmission:
    • Fully automatic 4-speed with overdrive

  • Electrical System:
    • Heavy duty dual battery system
    • High output alternator

  • Power Steering

  • Power Brakes

  • Fuel Tank, 33 gallon minimum

  • Climate Control, HVAC
    • Front and rear high capacity A/C and heater
    • Roof ventilator/Emergency escape hatch

  • Mobile Radio:
    • Provisions for user provided and installed two-way mobile radio

  • Safety Equipment:
    • First aid kit
    • 10 lb Halon fire extinguisher
    • ICC triangles (Flare Kit)
    • Rear emergency exit
    • Fire suppression system
    • Side window emergency exits

  • Tinted Glass

  • Vehicle Colors:
    • Exterior: Standard OEM white
    • Seats: Gray transit vinyl
    • Floor: Dark Grey
    • Ceiling: White


    • ADA Fixed Route Equipment:
    • Destination Signs
    • Public Address System
    • Passenger Signal System

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