FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Exton, PA - 4ONE, North America’s leading design and manufacturer of world-class seating solutions for transportation vehicles, announced today that big city transit authorities awarded sizable contracts for hundreds of its passenger and bus-operator seats in the US, including Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago, and in British Columbia and Winnipeg, Canada.
Other US cities include Seattle, WA, Orange County, CA, Detroit, MI, and Atlanta, GA.
Regarding the country’s top U.S. markets, 4ONE will supply the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority with Aries passenger seats for 350 New Flyer Xcelsior™ heavy-duty buses, in addition to an original order for 550 already in production for a total of 900 buses.
The company will also supply the New York City Transit Authority with Angel passenger seats for 120 New Flyer Xcelsior™ heavy-duty buses.
The Chicago Transit Authority will continue receiving 4ONE’s ultra-light Gemini passenger seats for its new Nova buses.
In Canada, 4ONE will supply Coast Mountain Bus Company in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Aries passenger seats for 250 New Flyer buses; BC Transit in Victoria, British Columbia, with seats for 300 Nova buses and Winnipeg Transit, Winnipeg, Manitoba, with Gemini passenger seats for 60 New Flyer buses.
“These orders are a reflection of 4ONE’s steady growth, resulting from its dedication to superior design and development of next-generation seating technologies and a firm commitment to comfort, safety and durability,” said Ray Melleady, Managing Director, North America for USSC Group.
According to Dan Cohen, Executive Vice President for Freedman Seating, “4ONE products are now in at least half of all new U.S. and Canadian transit buses. We are proud of achieving this milestone.”
4ONE’s passenger seats are designed and made by 4ONE, a joint venture with Freedman Seating in Chicago, IL.
With more than 12,000 bus sets installed in North America alone, the stainless steel, White-book and ADA-compliant flip-up and fixed Aries passenger seats withstand the daily rigors of use throughout the bus life cycle. A proprietary ergonomically designed contour provides more hip-to-knee room, added leg room and ease of entering and exiting. It also contains identical quick change and tough-to-cut (PT2C) vandal inserts and a sturdy back shell meets Head Impact Criteria (HIC).
The ADA-compliant Q’POD by 4ONE is by far, the most popular securement system selected by the ADA community in North America, with more than 7,000 systems in use. With a stabilizing bumper, scooter ring and integrated shoulder strap, this one-of-a-kind seating solution ensures the rider’s highest independence level and combines superior comfort with maximum safety.
4ONE is a joint venture between USSC and Freedman Seating Company, a leading designer and maker of heavy duty passenger seats for city bus, motor coach and rail markets.
USSC designs and engineers world-class seating for many types of vehicles. As an industry leader, USSC continues to develop the most durable and ergonomically designed seats to reduce day-to-day driver fatigue and stress. USSC is a privately held company with 12 locations throughout the world.
Freedman Seating has become a leading supplier to the US domestic bus and transportation industry. Manufacturing seats for buses, Freedman Seating supplies the major OEMs, over 250 bus distributors, the federal government, and many states and municipalities. The family of Freedman Seating bus seats includes products for small and mid-size coaches, paratransit vans and buses, public transit buses, and private bus operators.