Bus

AC Transit adds first of 65 Gilligs

Posted on March 29, 2013

Oakland, Calif.-based AC Transit launched new, 40-foot Gillig buses that are locally-made and well-designed to promise greater reliability and a better ride for customers.

With a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Seminary Avenue bus yard, the agency embraced a “Buy America” policy by unveiling the first of 65 new Gillig buses. It is the first step toward upgrading a fleet of nearly 700 buses by opting to buy as many as 300 American-made buses over the next two years to replace aging, less dependable vehicles.

The Gillig bus purchase kicks-off AC Transit’s “A Better Ride” campaign of service and performance enhancing initiatives throughout the agency. Among other things, the initiatives are designed to improve on-time bus performance, internal efficiencies and overall service reliability. The campaign will also include a quality assurance program to maintain cleaner buses.

AC Transit’s contract with Gillig provided dozens of local jobs, spurred local business and stimulated the regional economy.

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

More News

2 NJ Transit buses collide in Lincoln Tunnel

Of the 20 people injured, none were considered serious and 13 were transported by New York City EMS to hospitals.

AC Transit launches on-demand bus service

Riders using a desktop computer, smart phone device or traditional telephone can schedule their pick-up and desired drop-off locations: reducing their wait time, arriving at their destination faster, and increasing the overall rider experience.

MVTA 'Bus on Shoulder' vehicles equipped with MTS guidance tech

The advanced Driver Assist System, utilizing a licensed GPS technology developed by the University of Minnesota, provides feedback to the driver regarding lane position – via graphic driver alert displays, virtual mirror, vibrating seat and actuated steering.

ABC Companies sells Ameritrans Bus assets

In an overall business review, it was determined this division no longer fit in ABC's overall growth strategy. The company will continue to provide parts and warranty support for Ameritrans products.

N. Va. Transportation Commission approves BRT plan

Planners estimate the new, 11-mile Tysons Corner to Alexandria bus system would attract about 8,600 new transit riders per day.

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