Bus

All-electric HVACs paying off for Gardena Bus Lines

Posted on March 13, 2012

New Gardena Municipal Bus Lines (GMBL) hybrid buses featuring innovative all-electric heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are increasing fuel efficiency by 8% and lowering operating costs while also providing 13,500 consistently comfortable rides on an average weekday.

The suburban Los Angeles area transit system operated by the City of Gardena is one of the few transit systems nationwide to feature all-electric HVAC systems on its 53 hybrid buses. Municipal leaders selected and installed the all-electric HVAC systems to reflect a city-wide commitment to increased sustainability, greater reliability and reduced energy and repair costs, as well as adhere to forthcoming California Air Resource Board regulations.

In recognition of GMBL’s commitment to operational and energy efficiency and sustainability, the city’s Transportation Department will receive the “Energy Efficiency Leader Award” this week from Thermo King, a manufacturer of temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

The first electrified HVAC units were installed in 2009 with all hybrid buses electrified as of 2010. The all-electric HVAC continues an ongoing commitment to sustainability. GMBL operations are housed in a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified building, which was completed in 2009 on a former brownfield site. The construction resulted in the creation of new jobs and expansion of the previous Gardena bus line operations, including the addition of the new hybrid buses.

 

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

More News

Denver RTD unveils its Flatiron Flyer BRT vehicle

The Flatiron Flyer buses, which were supplied by MCI and can carry 57 passengers each, are specially branded with a unique blue-and-sunrise-orange paint scheme designed by RTD and a U.S. 36 corridor stakeholder group.

Safe Fleet acquires Hadley's bus, motorcoach mirror product lines

The Hadley mirror business will remain in Elkhart, Ind., but will relocate from the Hadley site to its own production facility over the next few months. The management, engineering, customer service, administrative and production personnel of the Hadley mirror business will remain with the business and transition to Safe Fleet.

BusCon returns to Indy

Each year, more and more people look forward to BusCon as a chance to network, learn about new trends and technology, and gain the tools that are necessary to revitalize the way they tackle their own operations.

Project team wins award for N.Y. bus time displays

The countdown clocks were developed in part to address concerns about the overall accessibility of MTA’s Bus Time system, which sends wait-time information to riders via text message, a QR code scan, or over a web site.

Boston could benefit from more BRT, report says

The report argues that the city should be pushing for the “gold standard” of BRT. That would include a control station that monitors buses and ensures they come at well-spaced intervals and enclosed stops that shelter customers.

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 resource for managers of class 1-7 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