Bus

San Francisco unveils rehabilitated Neoplan bus

Posted on April 18, 2013

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which operates the Municipal Railway (Muni), unveiled the first of 80 newly rehabilitated 40-foot Neoplan buses scheduled to rejoin the SFMTA fleet this year.

The refurbished buses, all scheduled to undergo complete major system overhauls, will add years of life to some of the SFMTA's hardest-working vehicles, improve fleet performance reliability, reduce repair costs, and deliver added customer comfort and safety.

The first bus unveiled is currently being inspected by SFMTA personnel to ensure that all issues are addressed and that the rehabilitation of the remaining 79 vehicles is done correctly by Complete Coach Works (CCW).

The contract allows for the mid-life overhaul of 80 Neoplan high-floor diesel buses, built in 2000-2002, which will make up approximately 39% of the SFMTA Neoplan fleet. By replacing critical components that include the propulsion system, cooling system, pneumatic system, suspension system and doors, improved service levels will be achieved and the mean distance between failures will be increased.

Other corrective maintenance work such as body and understructure repair and reinforcement will also be implemented.

The Neoplan buses serve 400,000 boardings per day. The Muni customers on the biodiesel bus routes where these refurbished vehicles will be deployed will be welcomed aboard buses that have new exterior paint and decals, fresh graffiti-resistant interior coating, new graffiti-resistant and brighter light covers, resurfaced flooring, rebuilt wheelchair lifts and more visible all-LED destination signs.

This rehabilitation project will rotate eight buses at a time. Turnaround time from start to finish for each bus is about 35 days. Service will not be impacted during the rehabilitation period.

RELATED ARTICLE: Check out, "CCW introduces remanufactured all-electric bus."

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

More News

MCI to manufacture 184 Commuter Coaches for NJ TRANSIT

Through a competitive procurement process, the agency executed a contract with MCI in November 2015 to manufacture and deliver up to 1,219 commuter coaches.

Submit your Innovative Solution now!

Have you recently partnered with a solutions provider within the last year to implement a new innovation at your operation that has helped you save money, run more efficiently, streamline operations, improved customer satisfaction or increased ridership? Tell us what you did and how it has positively impacted your business.

First Transit awarded Philadelphia American Airlines shuttle ops contract

The company will transport passengers on the ramp side of the airport between all terminals serving the airline. The contract also includes preventative maintenance.

REV Bus Group partners with Schetky NW Bus Sales for spring events

Will present Champion Bus unit at Schetky booth at the Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and Tradeshow (formerly ALFA) in Denver May 9 to 12.

XL Hybrids introduces cloud-based fleet analytics system

XL Link is currently measuring key performance indicators in vehicles equipped with XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive Systems for major fleets, such as the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Montgomery County, Md., to name a few.

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