March 16, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce that it has 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,” states 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.”
“In 1993, the Yolo district became one of the first transit agencies to adopt CNG technology. The CNG engines are among the lowest-emission engines available in the industry,” said Bassett.
The project will allow Yolo to continue on its path of providing a cleaner transportation system to its community.
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 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
Yolo County Transportation District (YOLOBUS) operates local and intercity bus service year-round, serving Davis, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland, downtown Sacramento, Sacramento International Airport, Cache Creek Casino Resort, Esparto, Madison, Dunnigan and Knights Landing. YOLOBUS makes connections with other local public transportation systems. The district operates 44 transit-size coaches powered by CNG, six highway coaches that run on clean diesel and 10 cutaway buses and vans that primarily serve the frail, elderly and disabled.
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