The project includes a cosmetic rehabilitation and engine replacement. The 40-foot-long buses are being repowered with the new Cummins L9N CNG “Near Zero” engines. The newer engines are substantially cleaner, more fuel efficient, and require less maintenance.
In addition to the repower, the buses also include new aluminum wheels, new LED exterior and interior lightning, new exterior mirrors, repainted driver’s areas — and interior sidewalls, reupholstered passenger seat inserts, new floorings, and upgrades to the fire suppression systems, and new paint and decals.
LBT is the second largest public transit agency in Los Angeles County with 26 million annual boardings. Upon completion, the agency will utilize the buses to efficiently service the Long Beach and the surrounding areas.