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New Ergonomic and Tech Options Enhance 2017 Ford Transit Lineup

Ford, America’s commercial van leader, is introducing enhancements across its van lineup for the 2017 model year that are designed to make the vehicles trusted by fleet and small business customers even more flexible. Offering a choice of 64 configurations, up from 58 in the previous model year, Ford Transit’s best-in-class flexibility has helped it…

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Transit—A Better Shuttle

Cutaway shuttles have long dominated the small bus market, but with rising fuel costs and rapidly evolving technology, the new European-styled vans, such as the new Ford Transit, have soared in popularity. Low operating costs and driving ease of the new Ford Transit makes it ideal for shuttles, especially over traditional cutaway buses. The NCV…

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Transit Development Challenges

Since the introduction of the Ford Transit to the US market, Nor-Cal Vans has been working diligently to research and develop a new wheelchair accessible van that takes advantage of the Transit’s fantastic fuel economy and impressive driving experience. Throughout the development, complications with the new chassis have allowed Nor-Cal Vans to implement innovative new…

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NCV Transit Wheelchair Securement FMVSS Tested

Rigidly tested against all applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, the Nor-Cal Vans wheelchair securement for the Ford Transit successfully passed the wheelchair securement system anchorage test and occupant restraint system anchorage test. This includes a 5,000-lb pull test on wheelchair securement anchorages, 3,000-lb pull test on lap belt anchorages, and a 3,000-lb pull test…

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A Transit Connect for Macy

We received a wonderful letter from one of our customers! It’s so great to hear how much the Transit Connect Adaptive Van is improving her and her family’s lives! We LOVE the van!!! It has made life so much easier for all of us. Macy is much more comfortable not having to be moved from her wheelchair,…

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Nor-Cal Vans Assisting in Bus Donation to El Salvador

King’s Castle Ministries in El Salvador will soon be receiving a bus donated to provide safe transportation for its volunteers who provide aid and support to the people of El Salvador. The country has a large percentage of population that is under-nourished and the general health is below acceptable standards. King’s Castle Ministries aims to improve the health…

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Transit Connect Adaptive Van Video

Nor-Cal Vans is proud to announce a new video for our Transit Connect Adaptive Van! Click on the video below to view the Transit Connect Adaptive Van in action! Please share this video with anyone who might be interested. The Nor-Cal Vans Transit Connect Adaptive Van is an ADA-compliant multipurpose wheelchair accessible vehicle that is…

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Wheelchair Accessible Transit Connect in Production

FORDPROS Summer 2014 Nor-Cal Vans, a California-based company specializing in Ford mobility van conversions, has begun production on the new 2014 Transit Connect Adaptive Van—a versatile, ADA-compliant vehicle equipped with an innovative ramp that folds flat to allow storage of luggage, cargo, and more. The vehicle seats up to six passengers, including one wheelchair user.…

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Van for disabled transport big project for local firms

Todd LaPant of Transfer Flow Inc. and Ken Karasinski of Nor-Cal Vans show their new design for a handicap accessible van– Emily Bertolino, Enterprise-Record Photographer Two unrelated Chico manufacturers are involved in a nationwide project creating a vehicle that could redefine what transportation is for van users. Modified in Chico, the 2015 Transit Connect van…

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2015 Ford Transits Have Been Released!

It’s the middle of June 2014 and Transits are starting to arrive at Ford dealers. The cargo vans shipped out first, and Wagons will ship out in August 2014. We have traveled to Detroit to examine the Transit, and unfortunately, we have determined that we will not be doing a lowered-floor modification on this vehicle.…

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