New Go-Anywhere Enviro500 for US
Alexander Dennis has unveiled its latest Enviro500 at the APTA Expo Public Transportation Showcase in Houston, Texas. The manufacturer described the vehicle as a ‘revolutionary new double deck’ that is lower in height but still retains the interior dimensions of previous models and can carry 86 seated passengers. At 4.1m in height, the company said the new look Enviro500 will operate virtually anywhere in the USA and Canada without requiring over height permits. It claims it provides the gateway to a raft of new opportunities for Alexander Dennis in the USA and Canada.
CEO, Colin Robertson, said, ‘Our proposition has always been that double decks can carry twice as many people as conventional single decks but have the same footprint and are renowned for their fuel efficiency, maneuverability, durability, reliability and lifetime value, hence the reason we now have 700 of them operating in cities like New York, Washington DC, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto. Designed
exclusively for North America, the new ‘Go-Anywhere’ Enviro500 removes any height issues but retains all the features of our previous double decks, enabling operators to maximise ridership and revenue, while still providing a stunning street presence and the unique passenger experience that can only be achieved on a double deck.’