January 22, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is about one-third of the way through a project with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to install new CNG engines,and cooling systems along with upgrading the transmissions in 199 buses.
As of late December 65 buses had been repowered at CCW’s Riverside location and returned to service in Orange County.
“The new CNG engines are more powerful and emit significantly less pollution,” said Kevin O’Brien, general sales manager for CCW. “CCW has been contracting work with OCTA for 30 years and this it is one of the most rewarding projects to date.”
“Work on the 2007 and 2008 low-floor buses is moving along at the rate of about a bus a day” shares O’Brien.
The work includes installing new engines, upgrading the transmissions and switching from hydraulic cooling to electric cooling systems. The electric system uses seven fans, which requires upgrading to 450-amp alternators.
OCTA destroys the old engines and provides documentation of that work to the South Coast Air Quality Management District, which in return provides funding to help pay for the project.
The project is expected to be completed by mid-2016.
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company and the leading provider of a vast array of transportation solutions with over 28 years of dedicated service in the transportation industry. CCW is a pioneer in the business and strives to continually provide cleaner air through innovative design and engineering, resulting in the world’s first and only remanufactured all-electric battery powered bus. Developed and integrated by CCW, the Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) technology provides customers a highly cost effective alternative to green transportation, potentially revolutionizing the transportation industry while supporting the environment for future generations. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.
Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) provides transportation throughout the 34 cities and unincorporated areas of Orange County, California. Over 97 percent of the agency’s 544 buses operate on CNG or LNG and OCTA has reduced its particulate matter emissions by 95 percent and its NOX emissions by nearly 78 percent since 2002. OCTA strives to reduce freeway congestion, improve safety and efficiency on local roads, provide bus service and regional multimodal connections, encourage carpooling, and provide convenient transportation to people with special needs.
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