Complete Coach Works (CCW) delivered the final bus for a project to replace CNG engines on seven buses for Yolo County Transportation District, which serves Yolo County, downtown Sacramento and Sacramento International Airport.
“The project will extend the service life of the buses and further reduce engine emissions,” said Kevin O'Brien, general sales manager for CCW.
“Work began in September and the final bus was completed in March,” O'Brien said. Remanufactured transmissions and electronic fan engine cooling systems were also installed.
"We took buses that were approaching the end of their useful lives and reconditioned them," shared O'Brien. "The newer engines are cleaner, so they cut down on pollution, and it's a cost-effective solution for the agency."
Terry Bassett, executive director at Yolo, said “The new engines will keep the buses operating for at least six to eight more years. We hope this will help bridge some of our funding gaps for meeting some of our bus replacement needs as well as reduce greenhouse gases."
“The project also included replacing the CNG tanks on the buses,” stated Bassett. "That's equally important because we have to have tanks that at least match the lifespan of the improvements that are being made to the engines.”
The project will allow Yolo to continue on its path of providing a cleaner transportation system to its community.