ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT

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ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT
JetSet Parking ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT 84-L082-a.jpg
Years of manufacture 2008 to present
Length 32 and 35 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel, Propane, CNG,
LNG, Hybrid
JetSet Parking ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT 84-L080-a.jpg

The ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT is a BRT-styled version of the EZ-Rider II MAX. It was introduced at BusCon 2008 in Chicago, IL and made its Canadian debut at the 2008 CUTA Trans-Expo in Windsor, ON.

Like the E-Z Rider II MAX, the E-Z Rider II BRT was introduced with natural gas and propane fuel options in addition to diesel. In March 2009, it was announced Big Blue Bus would purchase ten 30-foot gasoline-electric hybrid buses from ElDorado using Federal Economic Stimulus Funds.[1] These are the first hybrid E-Z Rider buses built, and were delivered in June 2010.

The first E-Z Rider II BRT demonstrator had a single-piece plug-type front door, single-piece windshield, and flush-mounted windows. Agencies would later specify what elements of the BRT styling package would be used on their buses. For example, York Region Transit was one of the first agencies to specify traditional doors and windows as well as a two-piece windshield.

The rear of the E-Z Rider II BRT is the same as the conventional model. It was updated at the same time with the new rear for the EPA 2010 engines with a new grill design and exhaust stack.

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Specifications

Operators

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Demonstrator units

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT demo-a.jpg 2008 Cummins Allison
  • 32'
  • Ramp at front and rear doors
  • Displayed at 2008 APTA and CUTA Expos
ElDorado National E-Z Rider II BRT 2011 demo-a.jpg August 2011 1N9MNAND4CC084010 Navistar MaxxForce 9 Allison B400R
  • 32' EPA 2010 demo.
  • 2012 model.
  • Displayed at 2011 APTA EXPO.
  • Displayed at OTE 2012 and 2013.
2015
  • 32' metallic blue with silver stripes
  • Displayed at 2015 OTE and CUTA expos
2016 1N9MNAC65GC084205 Cummins ISB
  • 32' red with silver stripes
  • Displayed at the 2016 CUTA Trans-Expo
October 2018 1N9MNAC69JC084182 Cummins B6.7 Allison B300R
  • 32' metallic grey with red stripes and ENC logos
  • Grey interior
  • Displayed at the 2018 Canadian Transit Show

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