The All American Rear Engine (RE) school bus is an extension Blue Bird's legacy of leadership by setting new industry standards for driver ergonomics, efficiency, safety, serviceability, passenger comfort and life-cycle value. The engine's rear location provides exceptional serviceability, allows for extra cooling and consequently higher power ratings, reduces noise to lessen interference with the driver and allows a wide stepwell for boarding ease and a clear view of children boarding and exiting. With capacities ranging from 44-56 passengers and attractive fuel choices of diesel or compressed natural gas, the All American RE is an ideal transportation solution, especially on routes requiring extra power.
Blue Bird's RE body combines our renowned safety and durability advantages such as one-piece steel roof bows, formed one-piece wheel wells and full, off-the-chassis undercoating with new advances in visibility, serviceability, ergonomics, comfort, and stylish, modern design.
Steel Front and Rear BumpersThe Blue Bird All American RE features all-steel front and rear bumpers for added safety and durability. Our bumpers are also one of the largest bumpers in the industry!
Passenger Safety CageBlue Bird's custom designed one-piece roof bow system ensures safe student transportation.
Enhanced Defrost Air FlowEngineered to thaw the higher section of the windshield faster for increased visibility in inclement weather.
50,000 PSI Frame RailsThe Blue Bird Vision is equipped with 50,000 PSI C-channel steel frame rails, giving this bus major stability and durability for increased performance.
Standard Colorado Rack Test ComplianceOur buses meet the Colorado Rack Test rollover specifications in their standard configuration, not as an option like the competition. This highlights the strength of the core bus design.
Improved Driver VisibilityThe Vision provides best-in-class forward visibility and exceptional mirror systems that improve driver awareness and increase the safety of passengers around the bus.
Quality & Durability
Building off Blue Bird's purpose-built product strategy for maximum quality and optimization, the Blue Bird All American RE body design includes exclusive features that directly enhance safety and durability for increased overall value.
Most Fuel Efficient EnginesBlue Bird strives to help fleets save money with the industry's most fuel efficient and EPA compliant engines.
Best-In-Class Turning RadiusIncreased maneuverability from the short wheelbase and superior handling/steering to enable tight turn and curbside pick-ups if needed.
Larger Entrance DoorThe 5% wider entrance door better accommodates bulky carry-on items.
Tilt/Telescoping Steering ColumnEasily adjustable tilt/telescoping steering column improves driver ergonomics and accessibility.
Ergonomic Driver's CockpitThe cockpit has been designed to comfortably fit virtually any body size. The cockpit dashboard is the same as our All American buses for seamless driver transition.
The All American RE can be equipped with as many options as your operation requires- from specialized seating, to roof racks, to TV monitors- the possibilities are endless.