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Saf-T-Liner® C2 School Bus.
Always Innovating.

Over the years, the Saf-T-Liner® C2 school bus has earned a reputation for safety and efficiency. It offers outstanding maneuverability, exceptional driver ergonomics and best-in-class visibility among Type C buses. Yet it’s also one of the most innovative vehicles around. It revolutionized the school bus industry by introducing BusWise™ Technologies, a full suite of robust safety, efficiency and serviceability features. That’s innovation for the sake of every kid’s commute. That’s Thomas Built Buses.

Saf-T-Liner® C2 Specs

Up to 74

Cummins® ISB 200-260 HP
Cummins ISB 6.7 G with up to 240 hp
8.0L V-8 LPG with liquid propane injection system

158″, 179″, 199″, 219″, 238″, 259″, 279″

Zonar V3 advanced telematics system

Up to 33,000 lbs.


  • Up to 55-degree wheel cut*
  • Tapered leaf suspension
  • Open driver’s area without obstructions
  • Large overhead driver’s storage compartments
  • Side storage for clipboards and personal objects
  • Adjustable seat belt
  • Interchangeable driver smart switch placement
  • Non-reflective instrument panel
  • LED backlit gauges
  • Automotive-style heating and ventilation controls
  • Automatic entrance door
  • Full height 78″ headroom
  • 33.3″ high windows
  • Saf-T-Vue passenger loading window
  • Low profile aerodynamic hood
  • Low instrument panel

*depending on vehicle specifications


You may have noticed that the C2 school bus looks different than other Type C buses. We chose this design, quite simply, because of the outstanding visibility and safety. The windshield provides a panoramic view and, when combined with the low sloping hood, low instrument panel and A-pillar windows, the C2’s visibility footprint is the largest in the type C category. Plus, it offers a number of other features that enhance safety, including:

  • Saf-T-Net construction
    • Side skirt reinforcement
    • Extended roof bows
    • Welded header and rafter system
  • Double-bolted body mounting clips
  • Fuel tank mounted between frame rails
  • One-piece bonded windshield
  • Saf-T-Bond adhesive joints
  • Meets or exceeds FMVSS


  • BusWise™ Technologies
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Wheelchair lift
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Air suspension driver’s seat
  • Air ride suspension
  • Air disc brakes
  • AM/FM radio/CD/PA with BlueTooth
  • Remote control/heated mirrors
  • Duct vented dash A/C
  • Various seat options available: bench seat without belts, with lap belts, with three-point belts; latch; integrated child seat or coach-style seating
  • Child reminder system
  • Crossing arm options
  • LED light packages
  • Engine exhaust brake
  • Acoustical ceiling
  • Luggage compartments
  • Overhead book racks
  • Reading lights
  • Tinted windows
  • Heated driver’s seat


  • Numbered fault code system for diagnostics
  • Automated light checking system
  • Mechanically fastened warning lights
  • Easy “walk-in access” to engine compartment
  • Passenger windows can be removed with just four screws


At Thomas Built Buses, we know that school systems want to get the most out of their transportation budgets. That’s why we build our buses to a higher standard of durability. Thomas Built is pleased to offer a base warranty of three years or 50,000 miles on the Saf-T-Liner C2. This warranty covers the chassis, electrical and manual controls, safety equipment, assemblies and more. Normal wear items are excluded.


Saf-T-Liner® C2 School Brochure
Saf-T-Liner® C2 School Spec Sheet
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Canadian School Spec Sheet
Saf-T-Liner® C2 CNG Spec Sheet
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Propane Spec Sheet
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Activity Spec Sheet
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Corrosion Protection
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Drivability
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Simplify
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Strength
Saf-T-Liner® C2 Visibility
Zonar® Brochure

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