October 27, 2016
RIVERSIDE, CA — Complete Coach Works (CCW) has begun bus deliveries of rehabilitated articulated buses to Foothill Transit in Los Angeles County. The contract, which includes repowering and repainting 30 artic buses, is expected to be completed this winter.
“The 60-foot-long buses are being repowered with cleaner burning engines that will be fuel efficient and require less maintenance,” said Kevin O’Brien, CCW General Sales Manager.
“The project also includes the inspection and replacement or repairing of the cooling and transmission systems, refreshing the suspension and some exterior body work and paint,” said Roland Cordero, Foothill Transit’s Director of Maintenance and Vehicle Technology.
The buses are being repainted with Foothill’s new logo and paint scheme. This is the second livery project CCW has undertaken for Foothill.
The new Foothill livery features waves of bright blue and lime green that swoop along the sides and around the front of the white buses. Foothill’s mountain peaks logo, a nod to its proximity to the San Gabriel Mountains, extends up from the blue swoop at the midpoint of the sides of the buses. The design reflects the agency’s commitment to sustainability “and being green,” Cordero said.
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
Foothill Transit is the largest municipal transit operator in Los Angeles County, second only in size to regional provider Metro. The agency operates 361 buses on 39 local and express routes that serve 327 square miles of the San Gabriel and Pomona Valley. Of the 361 buses, 344 are powered by compressed natural gas and 17 have fast-charge battery electric motors. Ridership is more than 48,000 a week, or approximately 14 million a year.