EDMONTON TRANSIT SERVICE
2017 Grande West Vicinity B30A #2001-2016?  

This initial fleet of Grande West Vicinity B30A buses represents a departure from ETS's usual cutaway purchases for their community shuttle/ para transit fleet. Since the replacement of the ELF's, ETS has been a bit of an outliner among transit agencies by purchasing cutaways built on heavier duty chassis, with buses that have been 10 year Altoona tested. In the need to replace the ELF's, ETS has ended up with a mixed fleet of Glaval Easy On's, ElDorado Passport's, and International IC LC's, including ex demo vehicles. The Vicinity is a 30' "conventional" low floor bus with a rear mounted Cummins ISB engine and ZF transmission. The Vicinity is a 12 year Altoona tested bus, designed in Canada by Grande West and built in China. The buses are finished in Abbottsford, BC by Grande West.
This initial order is assumed to be for 16 units, covering the first announced order from 2016 for 6 buses from the 2016 budget year, plus the second option year with 2017 budget money for 10 units. ETS has a further 33 units on order for 2018 delivery. While the replacement plans for the existing fleet ran into the 2020's, PTIF and GreenTRIP funding has allowed an accelerated replacement which could see the majority of cutaways retired from the conventional ETS fleet in 2018.

(Sources: https://www.canadianinsider.com/grande-west-receives-additional-city-of-edmonton-order http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/grande-west-receives-13-million-order-from-city-of-edmonton-612540703.html accessed July 28, 2017)


ETS 2004 and 2006

Thumbnail Bus # Date Description
2001 October 25, 2017 ETS #2001 outside of Paterson Garage as one of the first Vicinity's delivered to ETS.
2004 November 10, 2017 ETS #2004 outside of the Paterson on the north side of the garage.
2006 November 10, 2017 ETS #2006 outside of Ferrier, across from Paterson.
2006 November 10, 2017 ETS #2006 outside of Ferrier, across from Paterson.
2006 November 10, 2017 ETS #2006 outside of Ferrier, across from Paterson.
2006 November 10, 2017 ETS #2006 outside of Ferrier, across from Paterson.
2006 November 10, 2017 ETS #2006 outside of Ferrier, across from Paterson.

This page last updated on November 10th, 2017.

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