Taking the low-floor route

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Stephen Haywood, Southern Area Sales Manager for Mellor, looks at the key features and benefits offered by low-floor buses as well as discussing why they are such a practical option where operators are concerned

In these uncertain times, local authority fleet managers continue to be faced with their budgets being squeezed and need to find the best solutions for their transport requirements. Sourcing the best vehicles to meet their needs and those of their passengers while keeping costs down can be a tricky balancing act. Low-floor buses offer flexibility and low operating costs and in many cases are now becoming the vehicle of choice.

The first key benefit of low floor buses affects wheelchair users, as this type of vehicle offers much more dignified and probably more inclusive access to public transport. At the same time, operators and drivers also have much to gain by working with a low-floor fleet. […]

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