Management & Operations

Northern Calif. bus operator celebrates 50 years

Posted on July 23, 2008


Next month, Santa Rosa, Calif.-based CityBus will celebrate its 50th anniversary of service.

By 2009, Santa Rosa CityBus plans to increase its fleet of buses by 20 percent to meet the growing demand for transit service. To this end, CityBus took delivery of three 29-foot, diesel hybrid buses in May 2008 from the Gillig Corp., and will be awarding a contract to New Flyer of America for the purchase of four 40-foot, gasoline hybrid buses to allow for planned service expansion in FY 2010.

Other environmentally-friendly efforts that Santa Rosa CityBus has undertaken include: the conversion of all its bus shelters to solar powered shelters within the past two years; the conversion of a diesel bus to a gasoline hybrid bus within the past year; and the use of CNG-powered and gasoline hybrid support vehicles for staff.

In an effort to improve efficiency and meet increasing demand, Santa Rosa CityBus will also unveil a new, mobile Transit Information Center (TIC), implement an automatic vehicle locator (AVL) system and participate in joint procurements with larger California transit agencies.

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