Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD

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Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD
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Years of manufacture 1994 to 2002
Length 30 to 40 feet
Width 96 or 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel or CNG/LNG
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The Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD was a high floor transit bus and successor to the TMC RTS-08. It features a similar front end, but more square. As the WFD in the name suggests, the bus had wide front doors to accommodate a wheelchair lift.

Like most RTS buses, the RTS-06 WFD used a V-drive powertrain layout. However in the late 1990s Nova produced a T-drive version of the RTS-06 WFD. In addition, the RTS-06 WFD was used as part of a fuel cell bus program.

Specifications

Dimensions

  • Length: 30', 35' or 40'10"
  • Width: 102"
  • Height: 120"

Engine

Transmission

HVAC

  • Carrier
  • Sutrak Tropic Aire
  • Thermo King T10

Axles

  • Rockwell

Brakes

Steering

  • Sheppard power steering

Operators

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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
1997 "RTS Vision" 30' demo
1998 UTC Power 100kW
PAFC fuel cell
BAE Systems HybriDrive Georgetown University/FTA Generation II fuel cell bus
1999 4RKMWEGA6XR834171 Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R 40' T-Drive WFD CNG demo
2001 Ballard 100 kW
PEM fuel cell
BAE Systems HybriDrive Georgetown University/FTA Generation II fuel cell bus


Nova Bus
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Low Floor Series LFS Transit · LFS Suburban · LFS Shuttle · LFS HEV · LFS Natural Gas · LFSe · LFS Artic · LFX
Rapid Transit Series RTS-06 · RTS-06 WFD
Classic TC40-102N · TC60-102N