Durham Region Transit 8976-8977
Durham Region Transit 8976-8977 are ElDorado National E-Z Rider II MAX buses built in 2009 and are used exclusively on Ajax-Pickering Community Bus routes, formerly called Flag Bus. DRT trialed a 2006 E-Z Rider II MAX demo shortly after that year's CUTA Trans-Expo. They bought their first new one in 2008 which allowed them to gradually replace their fleet of ELF cutaways.
8976 has seating for 23 passengers with perimeter seating in the low floor portion and 2+2 seating in the high floor portion. The perimeter seats can be folded to provide space for three wheelchairs. 8977 changed the high floor seating arrangement to perimeter. The seats are in grey and have unpadded inserts in Holdsworth Fabrics' YSW24954 moquette. These buses feature a wheelchair ramp at the front door and the rear door. The rear door uses Vapor touch bars for passenger operation. The buses have GFI Cents A Bill fare boxes and bike racks.
|8976||Cummins ISB-07 260 hp||Allison B300R 5 speed||23 4ONE Mariella||Luminator Horizon|
|8977||21 4ONE Mariella|
Listed for auction on govdeals.ca in July 2019.
|Delivered late November 2009.|