BUSES PURCHASING PROSPECT * Thailand - A Bid Underway * USA/Ohio: Seeking news buses
* For massive Bangkok bus
(BMTA NGV Bus image)
Bangkok,Thailand -NGV Global News -August 21, 2014: -- Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) has issued Terms of Reference (TOR) for the procurement of 3,183 new natural gas-fuelled buses. BMTA will acquire 1,524 air-conditioned and 1,659 ordinary buses, with the first batch of 489 natural gas buses planned for handover by the successful supplier in January 2015.
Specifications for the buses include:
I) Powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).-
II) Length 12 metres.-
III) GVW not less than 15,000 pounds.-
IV) Seating for 30, capacity for 80 passengers.-
Bids can be submitted for any one or all of the following 8 items:
* Regular bus Bus Zone 4 – 424 units
* Regular bus Bus Zone 6 – 374 units
* Regular bus Bus Zone 7 – 453 units
* Regular bus Bus Zone 8 – 408 units
* Bus Zone 1 – 408 units
* Bus Zone 2 – 489 units
* Bus Zone 3 – 175 units
* Bus Zone 5 – 452 units
The buses will replace hundreds of old, dilapidated and broken fleet vehicles... Organizations are scheduled to make the first shipment within 90 days of signing the contract, planned for October... According to an article published by Bangkok Post, the median bidding price for the air-conditioned NGV buses is set at 4.5 million baht each (USD 140,500) and the non-air conditioned buses is set at 3.8 million baht (USD 118,700) each...
* USA / Ohio - District seeking bids for new school buses
(Photo Adam Cairns/Dispatch: Scott A. Scherer changes the brakes on a Canal Winchester school bus that still needs to pass inspection)
Canal Winchester,OH,USA -This Week News, by JANET THIEDE -August 25, 2014: -- The Canal Winchester Board of Education voted unanimously Aug. 18 to seek bids for four new school buses -- three conventional vehicles that seat 78 students and one handicap-accessible bus with a wheelchair lift that can hold up to 36 passengers... The board's action occurred on the same day Canal Winchester schools opened for the 2014-15 school year with nearly one-third of its bus fleet sidelined by the Ohio State Highway Patrol because the vehicles failed inspection... Mike Bruning, the district's director of operations, told the board that all the buses that did not meet state standards were at least 14 years old...