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School Buses

Specializing in Thomas Built Buses (TBB), we offer a full range of new and used buses. We will find the right bus to meet all your specific requirements. From the largest to the smallest, wheelchair access/ADA compliant and more, all of our school buses are rigorously tested to make sure they meet or exceed all Federal and State safety standards.

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Thomas Mintour Bus - Type A School bus
Minotour - Type A School Bus
The Thomas Bus Type A Minotour small school bus is fast becoming the leading choice in preschool child transportation. Its versatility, easy handling and safety enhancements make it an excellent choice for schools, child cares, churches, youth groups, and more!

Thomas C2 Conventional Bus - Type C School bus

C2 Conventional - Type C School Bus
This is the modern replacement for the standard conventional school bus. School buses will never be the same. It doesn't take long to recognize that the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 is completely different.

As a result of this unique manufacturing process, the C2 now comes standard with a 3 year, 50,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty and a zonar v3 GPS unit.

Thomas Saf-T-Liner HDX Bus - Type D School bus
Saf-T-Liner HDX & EFX - Type D School Bus
The Thomas Type D Saf-T-Liner transit-style school bus is the bus of choice when you're servicing denser routes and need greater seating capacity, exceptional visibility, maneuverability and performance enhancements that keep it on the road longer.

School Bus Seating Options

Safety is the #1 priority for Thomas school buses. Your unique needs may require special seating options. At BusWest we're happy to provide multiple seating options in our Thomas Built school buses.

SynTec Seats >

Syntec Seating

You no longer have to lose capacity when you add an integrated child seat!

As state and federal regulations change, you can be confident that your S3C Series Seating System will give you the flexibility to meet your immediate and future configuration needs.

Safety, Capacity, and Ease make the S3C seating system the best in school bus convertible seating on the market. With no loss for capacity, the S3C’s unique design allows the seat to be converted to and from any configuration in less than 2 minutes without removing the seat from the bus saving employees time and school districts money. The S3C Seat comes with the highest rating safety testing and is available in Restraint, Lap / Shoulder, Flip and Integrated Child Seat configurations. This seat can be retrofitted to any buses body style and all Thomas buses.

The S3C Seating System is the latest in school bus convertible seating.

syntec seats

The S3C Seat is available in Restraint, Lap / Shoulder, Flip and Integrated Child Seat configurations. The S3C can be converted from any configuration in less than 2 minutes without removing the seat from the bus AND with no loss in capacity! The S3C’s unique design also allows the seat to be returned back to the original configuration in less than 2 minutes!

  • Available in 45" and 39" widths

  • Tested and certified for use for children 22-85 lbs

  • 5-point safety harness for enhanced safety

  • Child seat modules easily fold into seat back when not in use

  • Exclusive Zip on/off seat back cover

  • Available with or without seat belts.

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SafeGuard Seats >

safeguard Seats
With this new product line, school districts can buy standard seating now, then simply exchange seating modules to add or configure belts at a later date, as future school district requirements and state regulations dictate.

Safeguard XChange school bus seating provides a future-proof seating solution, so buyers no longer have to decide between belts and budget. Because SmartFrame is modular, the base seat can easily be XChanged to belted seating. In less than ten minutes, schools can add lap-shoulder belts or integrated child seats to any route at any time. If your school district or business currently buys seats with lap-shoulder belts, or you have been deliverating about when to move ahead, the design of this new product line completely changes the economics of adding belts to school buses.

School bus seats

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Stars seating
S.T.A.R.S. Mounting System

Allows seats to be removed completely from inside the vehicle

Uses standard wall mount seat frames

Seats can only be re-installed from where they were removed

More cost effective configurations

• No longer have to buy continuous track
• No upcharge for track mounted seat frames
• Allows the use of pockets, Slide ‘N Click or track segments for wheelchair positions

Quicker and easer for customers to re-configure their buses to meet their ever-changing route needs

• No guess work as to where seats must be reinstalled to meet FMVSS and CMVSS
• Fewer fasteners

Available with “S.T.A.R.S. compliant” options for wheelchair tie downs

• Slide ‘N Click
• Track Segments
• Continuous 4 piece track

Available for SynTec S3C, S3B & IMMI seats

• 30”, 36”, 39” & 45” width

Meets all Federal (US & Canada) and State Regulations

Saf-T-Anchor Removable Seat Mounting System Stars seat
S.t.a.r.s. mounting system


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Activity Buses

Since the first bus rolled off the Thomas assembly line in 1936, we've operated with one simple philosophy: build the kind of bus that we'd want our own children to ride in. That simple idea drives the way we do business – from the way we engineer our buses to be stronger and better than the standard, to our commitment to customer service and satisfaction with the nation's largest dealer network. Today, one in every three children in America who rides a bus to school or an activity rides a Thomas.

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Thomas Bus - paratransit Activity Bus
Minotour - Activity Bus
Thomas' newest product, MyBus™, seats up to 30 passengers and was designed to fill the unique transportation needs of childcare and activity centers, service organizations, churches and youth groups.

Thomas bus C2 Activity bus

C2 Conventional Activity Bus

The Saf-T-Liner® C2 is a state-of-the-art conventional bus that seats up to 84 passengers.

Thomas bus Saf-T-Liner HDX Activity bus
Saf-T-Liner HDX & EFX - Activity Bus

The Saf-T-Liner® HDX is a proven performer with a capacity for 78 passengers.

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