Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-08

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Early styling
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Later styling
Years of manufacture 1989 to 1994
Length 35 or 40 feet
Width 96 or 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel or CNG

The Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS-08 (sometimes nicknamed the "Chicago-Style RTS" as it was originally produced based on specifications for the Chicago Transit Authority) is a variant of the RTS with a wider front door to acomodate a wheelchair lift. It is easily spotted by a different front end and the presence of a slide-glide front door unlike previous RTS models. The widened front door resulted in a redesigned and flatter windshield. After Nova Bus took over production, the RTS-08 was replaced by the RTS-06 WFD.





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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
1990 1TUMDT3A0LR827279 Submitted for Altoona test in 1991
1992 1TVQDTEA8NR828486 Cummins L10G ZF 4HP590 Submitted for Altoona test June 1993