December 5, 2013
The new diesel-electric hybrid vehicles are replacing 1998 models, the oldest vehicles in the agency’s fleet. The buses will produce 90% fewer emissions than the buses they are replacing, and save $3 million in fuel costs over the next 12 years, according to SamTrans.
November 21, 2013
The In Motion Moovbox M220 system consists of two parts: A rugged antenna about the size of a hockey puck that is mounted on top of each vehicle and a 3G/4G router that can also connect to DRV/CCTV security system.
November 20, 2013
The vehicles should be delivered in March 2015.
November 8, 2013
The dark green buses are the third in a series of locally-built coaches acquired as part of the agency’s “A Better Ride” campaign and its Buy American Goods policy.
October 22, 2013
The SensoTop program enables the transmission’s control system to automatically adapt gear-shifting points based on acceleration, vehicle load and topography of the route.
October 10, 2013
The buses are anticipated to have 25% better fuel economy, similar to the results the agency is experiencing with the 90, 40-foot hybrid Gillig vehicles first introduced into its fleet in 2010.
September 24, 2013
The agency commissioned one of its freshly acquired “Better Ride” New Flyer 2200 series, 60-foot coaches for the opening festivities. In all, five other AC Transit bus operators drove coaches as part of the opening ceremonies to commemorate the new Bay Bridge.
August 15, 2013
Designed to handle our heaviest passenger loads, the agency will deploy 23 of these streamlined buses in August and September.
July 23, 2013
Put the first six into service. All the vehicles will be in service by the fall. The 3100s are more fuel- and emissions-efficient and include operator and rider improvements.
June 20, 2013
Federal and Metro capital funds will be used to purchase the buses, with the first prototype expected to arrive in 2014. Riders can expect to see new coaches hit the streets in 2015.
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