Bus

Birmingham, Ala. transit purchases new NABIs

Posted on November 24, 2009

Alabama's Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority (BJCTA) recently purchased new compressed natural gas (CNG) powered buses from North American Bus Industries (NABI). The purchase of the buses was made possible by a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The new BJCTA fleet of NABI LFW model buses will be equipped with smooth and dependable wheelchair ramps, security cameras, audible annunciation systems and bicycle racks.

The new buses feature a dramatic new paint design, will be equipped with the newest technologies for location, announcements and maintenance, and will be used to reveal the new image of BJCTA.

"The buses help to replace an aging fleet and will be equipped with state of the art automatic systems to assist passengers and the authority with data collection," said William Copling, interim executive director at BJCTA. "The acquisition of these new heavy duty buses is part of our commitment to provide the citizens of the Birmingham area with improved transit service and to continued development of a system that better meets the needs of our passengers."

Birmingham has a history of transit dating back over 100 years and BJCTA currently operates a fleet of more than 120 fixed route and paratransit vehicles, covering a service area of more than 200 square miles.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

N.Y. MTA launches all-electric bus pilot program

MTA will test 10 new buses by Proterra and New Flyer with the hope of ordering an additional 60 all-electric buses.

MCI unveils redesigned buses at UMA

Check out MCI's latest advancements at UMA, Booth 479. 

All New Flyer facilities now capable of building battery-electric buses

The Anniston, Ala., facility now joins all other New Flyer locations with capability to manufacture the Xcelsior CHARGE™ battery-electric bus, including Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Crookston and St. Cloud, Minn.

CCW hosts facility tour for Calif. Transit Association attendees

Attendees were escorted by CCW key personnel in a 50-passenger tram through several production areas, which included welding, fabrication, engine repowering, and other work areas that spotlighted full bus rehabilitation, accident repairs, electrification processes, and aftersales service.

Grand River Transit expands BRT fleet with an order from New Flyer

The 39 buses have been delivered to GRT, with the remaining 9 BRT buses scheduled for delivery in 2018.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close