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Thomas Built Buses - Because Every Mile Matters

Church & Childcare Buses

Arizona Bus Center, LLC., is the official distributor for Thomas Built Buses (TBB) in the state of Arizona

Built to Keep Your Child Safe

There’s nothing more important than safety when it comes to busing children. Our childcare buses meet or exceed the necessary standards you’d expect in a school bus to maximize safety and comfort for children of all ages.

We understand not every organization has the same needs, which is why we offer a versatile line of childcare buses for larger or smaller groups. No matter the size, every one of our childcare buses is safe, fuel-efficient, and reliable!

Minotour® – Childcare Bus (Type A)

Safety and comfort are never negotiable when you’re transporting children. That’s why the compact Minotour® is equipped with all the peace-of-mind features that come standard in larger buses, like the one-piece skirt-to-skirt roof bows and the 12-gauge steel wrap-around bumper. While safety comes standard in every Minotour®, an impressive list of features can be customized to best serve you and your passengers. Since 1936, Thomas Built Buses has been building safe buses to meet the needs of passengers, drivers, and the community. With one of the most extensive dealer networks in the industry, nearby support also comes standard.

  • Passenger Capacity

    Up to 30

  • Engine

    GM gas 4.8L V8, 6.0L V8
    GM diesel 6.6L V8
    Ford gas 5.4L V8, 6.8L V10

  • Wheelbase

    Ford® Chassis: 138″ or 158″
    GM® Chassis: 139″ or 159″

  • GVWR

    SRW 10,100 lbs., DRW 10,050 – 14,500 lbs.

  • Propane Option

    GM 6.0L LPG 332 bhp with liquid propane injection system

  • CNG Option

    GM 6.0L Vortec powered by IMPCO Automotive

We are a Leading Resource for Church & Childcare Buses in Arizona

We offer:

  • Sales of new and used buses
  • Maintenance and repair
  • OE and aftermarket parts

Transporting little passengers is a big job. So is maneuvering a bus through whatever conditions come your way. That’s why Thomas Built Church and Childcare Buses are built to the same legendary standards as their school buses. They meet all the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The difference? No yellow paint, stop lights or stop arms. Whether you’re transporting 8 or 90 children, a durable, dependable, comfortable Thomas Bus makes your big job a whole lot easier—and safer.