The most recognized symbol of Brampton’s BRT service is the vehicles. Built by New Flyer Industries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, they feature advanced technologies and passenger comforts.
The buses use clean hybrid diesel-electric technology, and boast, on average, a 10-15% fuel reduction compared to conventional diesel vehicles. Advanced accessibility features include a wider door and an increased entryway, one of the lowest floors (14” step, 10” kneeled) and the best ramp inclination on the market (1:7 slope ratio).
Transit Priority Measures
Transit Signal Priority technology can influence the traffic signals if a bus is running behind schedule. The technology can lengthen a green light or shorten a red light so that a bus can get through the intersection faster.
Other exclusive features to the Züm buses include:
- The highest-ranking for fuel economy in factory testing.
- The first bus in North America with LED headlights, drawing less power while providing better, brighter views.
- Reduced interior and exterior noise levels – the Xcelsior posted the lowest overall noise level ever recorded in third-party factory testing.
- The first bus in North America with an electronic instrument panel, providing more accurate information for operators and maintenance staff.