July 17, 2014
Foothill Transit became Proterra’s first customer and the first agency in the U.S. to operate EV buses in revenue service in 2010.
May 22, 2014
The new Foothill Transit vehicles will be outfitted with what is being called the “new standard” — high-backed, reclining seats, adjustable reading lights, ample overhead parcel racks and new exterior livery.
October 25, 2013
It is the first complete redesign in the agency’s 25 year history. The new design pays homage to the original blue striping and bright white exterior while adding green, to mimic the hills of the foothill communities and convey the message that the agency provides a green transportation option.
June 17, 2013
Agency will not change its current operations contracts in place at two other maintenance facilities. Contract begins in July.
May 30, 2013
Executive board voted 5 to 0 in favor of establishing the agency’s first ever in-house management team and to amend the agency’s contract with Veolia Transportation. Will transition most of the current management team to Foothill Transit’s employ. The change is expected to save the agency approximately $1 million a year.
October 20, 2010
Doran Barnes, who is also the Executive Director of Foothill Transit in West Covina, Calif., will serve as the board’s Chairman for the next fiscal year.
August 31, 2010
Beginning Sept. 3, the agency will launch the EcoRide BE35s and related fast charging stations into its existing bus fleet and transit routes with the goal of establishing a full fleet of clean-fueled vehicles by 2011.
July 9, 2010
If the bus is successful for its initial route slated for September, officials say, a second route could be changed to use an electric bus.
July 2, 2009
The 30 buses feature low floors for quick, easy boarding, disc brakes, LED lighting and automatic next-stop announcements.
May 5, 2009
The project will be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and will be deployed in early 2010 along Foothill Transit’s Line 291.
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