The TC/1000 was a variant of the TC/2000 FE intended primarily for buyers who transported special-needs students. The vehicle was designed with a completely flat interior floor (to match the wheelchair capacity of a much larger bus). Shortened to a 132-inch wheelbase, the front-engine TC/1000 shares a nearly identical chassis configuration as the larger TC/2000.*To eliminate wheel intrusion into the interior, the bus chassis used lower-profile 19.5-inch wheels. After 1998, Blue Bird revised the body of the TC/1000, squaring off the corners of the roofline.
The TC/1000 was not a large success, competing against less-expensive school buses derived from van chassis; the model line was phased out after 1999 production. While Blue Bird has not produced a successor model line, the squared-off roofline returned in the design of the 2010-2013 All American.