StarTrans Bus

StarTrans Buses

StarTrans Bus provides affordable transportation ranging from hotel, church and retirement center buses to medium size buses ideal for tour and shuttle bus operators and many other private transportation organizations.

You can trust that Matthews Buses Commercial sales professionals will guide you in selecting the StarTrans buses that best fit your needs.

Available Models

Candidate II

Candidate II

The Candidate II is the perfect solution for those in the market for a smaller shuttle bus or an alternative to a raised roof van. The Candidate II, with its narrow body and long list of standard features, can accommodate a variety of needs. Drivers will appreciate the improved handling and stability the Candidate II offers with its dual rear wheels. Because a Commercial Drivers License isn’t needed to operate the Candidate II (check your state requirements), it’s always ready for the road.

Passengers will be able to enter and exit the Candidate II with ease through the wide entry door and deep steps and can comfortably move throughout the bus with its 20” aisle and 76” of interior head room. Once seated, passengers will have a great view through the 36” x 36” windows. This, combined with the previously mentioned features, makes the Candidate II the most spacious shuttle bus in the industry.

Standard Exterior Feature Highlights

• Fully welded aluminized steel cage construction with laminated sidewall structure meeting all applicable FMVSS requirements
• “Starview” drivers visibility window in front of entry door
• Electric actuated passenger entry door with full length glass
• 36” high x 36” wide high upper double T-Slider tempered safety glass windows with climate control tint
• Black powder coated steel rear bumper
• Rear mud flaps
• Pre-painted white galvanized steel sidewalls and skirts
• One-piece seamless FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) roof
• Breakaway rearview mirrors with built-in convex
• Sealed LED stop, tail, and turn signal lights with reverse lights
• Exterior LED front and rear marker lights

Standard Interior Feature Highlights

• 81” interior width
• 76” interior floor to ceiling height
• Welded floor and wall seat track for flexible seating
• Black slip resistant floor covering
• 5/8” exterior grade plywood flooring
• Ceiling and rear wall fabric for sound abatement
• White step nosing at passenger entry door
• 1.25” left hand vertical passenger assist rail at entry door
• Printed circuit board with automotive type fuses and LED trouble shooting lights
• LED Entry door step well lights
• LED driver and passenger area lighting
• Non-retractable seat belts

Popular Option Highlights

• Stainless steel wheel inserts
• Luggage storage areas (overhead luggage racks with
reading lights, interior luggage racks, rear storage area)
• Rear emergency door with window(s)
• Passenger area rear heat and air conditioning
• Complete rubber flooring
• Passenger grab rails
• Padded vinyl or FRP walls and ceiling
• Fiberglass side walls and skirt
• Audio and video systems
• Mid back or high back seating
• ADA and FMVSS compliant wheelchair lifts and securement systems

Candidate II Transit

Candidate II Transit

Value-Packed with Superior Fuel Economy, Narrow Body Bus

The Candidate II Transit is the perfect solution for those in the market for a smaller shuttle bus or an alternative to a van. The Transit, with its narrow body and long list of standard features, can accommodate a variety of needs. Drivers will appreciate the improved visibility the Candidate II Transit offers with super starview window and the
well-designed driver’s area. Passengers will be able to enter and exit the Candidate II Transit with ease due to the 10″ ground to first step, wide entry door, and the deep entry steps. Once on board, the passengers can comfortably move throughout the bus with its 20″ aisle and 76″ of interior head room. When passengers are seated, they will have an appreciable
view through the 36″ x 36″ windows. This, combined with the previously mentioned features, make the Candidate II Transit the most spacious shuttle bus in its class.

Standard Exterior Feature Highlights

• Fully welded aluminized steel cage construction with laminated sidewall structure meeting all applicable FMVSS requirements
• 10″ ground to first step at entry door
• 109″ overall exterior height (depending on options)
• “Super Starview” drivers visibility window in front of entry door
• Electric actuated passenger entry door with full length glass
• 36″ high x 36″ wide high upper double T-Slider tempered safety glass windows with climate control tint
• Black powder coated steel rear bumper
• Rear mud flaps
• Pre-painted white galvanized steel sidewalls and skirts
• Fiberglass front and rear cap
• One-piece seamless FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) roof
• Breakaway rearview mirrors with built-in convex
• Drip rail over all windows and passenger door openings
• LED front and rear marker lights
• LED stop, tail, and turn signal lights including back-up lights

Standard Interior Feature Highlights

• 81″ interior width
• 76″ interior floor to ceiling height
• Welded floor and wall seat track for flexible seating
• Black slip resistant floor covering
• 5/8″ plywood flooring
• Ceiling and rear wall fabric for sound abatement
• FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) sidewalls for ease of cleaning
• White step nosing
• 1.25″ left hand vertical passenger assist rail at entry door
• Printed circuit board with automotive type fuses and LED trouble shooting lights

Popular Option Highlights

• Stainless steel wheel inserts
• Luggage Storage areas (overhead luggage racks with reading lights, interior luggage racks, rear storage area)
• Rear emergency door with window(s)
• Passenger area rear heat and air conditioning
• Passenger grab rails
• Padded vinyl or cloth walls and ceiling
• Audio and video systems
• Bonded windows
• ADA and FMVSS compliant wheelchair lifts and securement systems

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PS/2

PS/2

When you are looking for quality without compromise, the PS/2 from StarTrans Bus delivers. The PS/2, with its solid, steel cage frame, utilizes the same construction as other time-tested StarTrans models. Built on a Freightliner S2C chassis, this bus utilizes straight side wall construction and features a wide aisle to maximize shoulder space, offering a spacious and comfortable experience for your passengers.

The PS/2 is engineered to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements including wheelchair accessibility and numerous storage options for luggage. The roomy driver area allows for easy maneuvering in and out of the driver’s seat and increased visibility for the driver. Finally, whether it’s the aluminum chassis cab, forward-tilting hood for ease of maintenance or the air suspension driver’s seat for a better ride, the Freightliner chassis beats the competition hands-down. Choose the PS/2…quality, inside and out.

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Senator II

Senator II

As a leader in the medium-duty transit bus industry, the Senator II is backed by StarTrans’ commitment to excellence. That’s why design, durability and attention to detail are at the forefront of how we do business.

Design.

When it comes to design, the Senator II delivers. Engineered to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements, including wheelchair accessibility and various storage options in luggage, the Senator II gives you the versatility you need to meet your passengers’ needs.

Durability.

All of our products undergo a series of rugged testing procedures in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to ensure their structural integrity and we back our buses with a 5-year/75,000 mile body structural warranty.

Detail.

StarTrans Bus doesn’t take a backseat when it comes to passenger convenience and comfort. Wide aisles and doors for easy accessibility, spacious luggage racks, large windows and straight side wall construction to maximize passenger shoulder space are just some of the benefits of the Senator II. If you need buses that perform well, look great and deliver on promises, look to the Senator II from StarTrans Bus.

Standard Exterior Feature Highlights

• Fully welded aluminized steel cage construction with    laminated sidewall structure meeting all applicable FMVSS requirements

• “Starview” drivers visibility window in front of entry door

• Electric actuated passenger entry door with full length glass

• 36” wide x 36” high upper double T-Slider tempered safety glass windows with climate control tint

• Black powder coated steel rear bumper

• Rear mud flaps

• Pre-painted white galvanized steel sidewalls and skirts

• Fiberglass front and rear caps

• One-piece seamless FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) roof

• Breakaway rearview mirrors with built-in convex

• Sealed LED stop, tail, and turn signal lights with reverse lights

• Exterior LED front and rear marker lights

Standard Interior Feature Highlights

• 93” interior width

• 80” interior floor to ceiling height with standard floor (raised floor is 75”)

• Floor and wall seat track for flexible seating

• Black slip resistant floor covering

• 5/8” exterior grade plywood flooring

• Ceiling and rear wall fabric for sound abatement

• White step nosing at passenger door

• 1.25” left hand vertical passenger assist rail at entry door

• Printed circuit board with automotive type fuses and LED trouble shooting lights

• LED Entry door step well lights

• LED driver and passenger area lighting

• Non-retractable seat belts

Popular Option Highlights

• Stainless steel wheel inserts

• Luggage storage areas (overhead luggage racks with reading lights, interior luggage racks, rear storage area)

• Rear emergency door with window(s)

• Passenger area rear heat and air conditioning

• Complete rubber flooring

• Passenger grab rails

• Padded vinyl or FRP walls and ceiling

• Audio and video systems

• Mid back or high back seating

• ADA and FMVSS compliant wheelchair lifts and securement systems

• Fiberglass side walls and skirts

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Down Brochure for the Senator II – Chevrolet

Senator II HD

Senator II HD

Performance is not measured by how fast the bus will go, but rather by its passenger comfort and protection. The Senator II HD, with its rock-solid, steel cage frame offering passengers the best protection possible. Built on
Ford’s F550 chassis, the Senator II HD utilizes straight side wall construction and features a wide aisle to maximize shoulder space, giving your passengers the comfort they expect and deserve. The Senator II HD is designed to accommodate a variety of seating arrangements including wheelchair
accessibility and various storage options for luggage. The XL’s chassis features proven gas and diesel engines built by Ford, which is known for quality and reliability over the long haul. Choose the Senator II HD…because performance matters.

Standard Exterior Feature Highlights

• Fully welded aluminized steel cage construction with laminated sidewall structure meeting all applicable FMVSS requirements

• “Starview” drivers visibility window in front of entry door

• Electric actuated passenger entry door with full length glass

• 36” wide x 36” high upper double T-Slider tempered safety glass windows with climate control tint

• Black powder coated steel rear bumper

• Rear mud flaps

• Pre-painted white galvanized steel sidewalls and skirts

• Fiberglass front and rear caps

• One-piece seamless FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) roof

• Breakaway rearview mirrors with convex

• Sealed LED stop, tail, and turn signal lights with reverse lights

• Exterior LED front and rear marker lights

Standard Interior Feature Highlights

• 93” interior width

• 80” interior floor to ceiling height with standard floor (raised floor is 75”)

• Floor and wall seat track for flexible seating

• Black slip resistant floor covering

• White step nosing at passenger entry door

• 5/8” exterior grade plywood flooring

• Ceiling and rear wall fabric for sound abatement

• White step nosing

• 1.25” left hand vertical passenger assist rail at entry door

• Printed circuit board with automotive type fuses and LED trouble shooting lights

• LED Entry door step well lights

• LED driver and passenger area lighting

• Non-retractable seat belts

Popular Option Highlights

• Stainless steel wheel inserts

• Luggage storage areas (overhead luggage racks with reading lights, interior luggage racks, rear storage area)

• Rear emergency door with window(s)

• Passenger area rear heat and air conditioning

• Complete rubber flooring

• Passenger grab rails

• Padded vinyl or FRP walls and ceiling

• Fiberglass side walls and skirts

• Audio and video systems

• Mid back or high back seating

• ADA and FMVSS compliant wheelchair lifts and securement systems

Download Brochure for the Senator II HD

Senator II MVP

Senator II MVP

Raising the bar is something people have grown accustomed to from StarTrans Bus. Now StarTrans Bus raises the bar once again by offering the most capacity available on a Ford cutaway…the Senator II MVP. The MVP offers 24 plus rear luggage or 28 passenger floor plans, giving you the people-moving capacity and storage availability you desire without having to purchase a larger bus. Whether you are being shuttled around town or travelling longer distances, the Senator II MVP provides the safety and durability you demand via its fully welded steel cage construction. In addition, every one of our buses must go through rigorous testing and a meticulous quality assurance process before our name goes on it. So whether it’s capacity, safety or durability that drives your next purchase, the Senator II MVP from StarTrans Bus delivers.

Standard Exterior Feature Highlights

• Fully welded aluminized steel cage construction with laminated sidewall structure meeting all applicable FMVSS requirements

• “Starview” drivers visibility window in front of entry door

• Electric actuated passenger entry door with full length glass

• 36″ wide x 36″ high upper t-slider solid tempered safety glass windows with climate control tint

• Black powder coated steel rear bumper

• Rear mud flaps

• Fiberglass front and rear caps

• Pre-painted white galvanized steel sidewalls and skirts

• One-piece seamless FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) roof

• Breakaway rearview mirrors with built-in convex

• Sealed LED stop, tail, and turn signal lights with LED reverse lights

• LED front and rear marker lights

• LED exterior skirt mounted entry door light

Standard Interior Feature Highlights

• 93″ interior width

• 81.5″ interior floor to ceiling height with standard floor

• Floor and wall seat track for flexible seating

• Black slip-resistant flooring

• 5/8″ exterior grade plywood flooring

• Ceiling and rear wall fabric for sound abatement

• FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) sidewalls for ease of cleaning

• White step nosing

• 1.25″ left hand vertical passenger assist rail at entry door

• Printed circuit board with automotive type fuses and LED trouble shooting lights

• LED entry door step well lights

• LED driver and passenger area lighting

• Non-retractable seat belts

Popular Option Highlights

• Stainless steel wheel inserts

• Luggage storage areas (overhead luggage racks with reading lights, interior luggage racks, rear storage area)

• Rear emergency door with window(s)

• Passenger area rear heat and air conditioning

• Complete rubber flooring

• Passenger grab rails

• Padded vinyl or cloth walls and ceiling

• Audio and video systems

• Mid back or high back seating

Download Brochure for the Senator II MVP

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