RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year contract to install driver protection system units in 478 New Flyer and Gillig buses for TriMet.
In an effort to ensure the overall safe operation of its systems as well as the personal safety of its customers, employees, and the public, TriMet has decided to install driver protection system units. Driver protection system units allow drivers to feel confident in driving their route while still being able to connect and interact with their passengers. Implementing this safeguard will enhance the level of operator security, visibility, and comfort.
“We are excited to partner with a transit agency that makes safety a priority as much as we do. We believe transit bus operators are central to the success of a transit agency. They are an agency’s first responder for any incident involving their vehicles, and they are responsible for the safety of their passengers. It’s vital to take precautionary measures for safety concerns”, stated Regional Sales Manager of CCW, Jim Paul.
It is without question that TriMet is actively keeping to the promise of their mission in providing valued transit service that is safe, dependable, and easy to use. “We are grateful for the opportunity presented to us by TriMet and look forward to many more projects together”, stated Jim Paul.
Recently, Complete Coach Works
(CCW) announced it was awarded a contract by Montebello Bus Lines (MBL) for the
electrification and rehabilitation of three New Flyer buses.
MBL’s decision to remove the
now defunct ISE gas hybrid system and convert to Zero Emission Propulsion
System (ZEPS) buses was a positive step toward its goal of improving the
quality of public transportation for its residents and surrounding communities.
Developed exclusively by CCW, ZEPS
is an integrated technology that provides customers an affordable route to
eco-friendly transportation. CCW takes previously used, internal combustion
engine buses and remanufactures them into like-new vehicles containing ZEPS all-electric
drivetrain systems. The remanufactured ZEPS buses are rebuilt with lightweight
flooring, lightweight seats, lightweight windows, and energy-efficient heating
and cooling. It can integrate with any fleet and provide a viable alternative
to fossil fuels meeting the needs of our clients’ green initiatives.
The process of remanufacturing
will improve the service life of the bus and reduce material waste, resulting
in operational savings that benefit the environment. These buses will help America
in its continued leadership in clean energy and also places MBL well on its way
to complying with the new regulation that will be put into effect in the near
According to an article
published in the New York Times, California has become the first state to
mandate a full shift to electric buses on public transit routes. Starting in
2023, a quarter of agencies’ acquired buses must be electric, and by 2026 that
requirement will rise to half of all acquired buses. By 2029, mass transit
agencies in California will only be allowed to buy buses that are fully
electric under a rule adopted by the state’s powerful clean air agency.
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract with Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) to furnish and install up to 484 three-position bike racks and 73 spare units.
Alternative modes of transportation have become popular in order to decrease automobile use and reduce emissions. To keep up with this growing trend, municipalities are changing their infrastructure to better accommodate cyclists. By upgrading to a three-position bike rack, OCTA will be able to offer more rack space to cyclists interested in using public transportation to supplement their commute.
Upgrading to a three-position bike rack allows agencies to enhance their existing mounting systems without the expense of a complete replacement. The new racks are fabricated from stainless steel to prevent corrosion and reduce overall maintenance costs. The bike rack will also allow cyclists to load and unload their bikes with ease which increases safety and reduces interference with bus route schedules.
CCW is excited to support OCTA’s efforts to encourage cycling as an alternative mode of transportation. Kevin O’Brien, General Sales Manager at CCW, states, “Prioritizing the needs of our clients is a core part of our company philosophy. We are proud to partner with an agency who values their customers as much as we do. We are excited and thankful for the opportunity OCTA has provided us and look forward to the completion of the project”.
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach
Works (CCW) is proud to announce its contract award to upgrade the aging
AvantAC System in 50 Wrightbuses for Regional Transportation Commission of
Southern Nevada (RTC). A full redesign of the HVAC system was required as a
lack of available components to repair the AvantAC system has caused an
increasing inability to service the system resulting in buses not being able to
be used in revenue service.
The awarded contract has allowed
CCW to develop its own operating logic system and retrofit newly designed HVAC components
into the Wrightbus. The successful outcome of this system granted CCW the
opportunity to install the system into the remaining 49 buses. “Our successful
development is groundbreaking news for our company and within the transit
industry for all agencies struggling to maintain their own AvantAC HVAC system.
We now have a replacement system that will have parts availability well into
the future”, stated Director of Sales and Marketing, Brad Carson.
CCW’s new system utilizes
readily available industry components with our own streamlined operating logic that
is standard within the transit bus industry. By providing alternative parts
that are ready for immediate use, it keeps the major system components running
for a considerably longer period of time without the need for replacing the entire
unit. CCW’s approach provides a shorter design cycle and faster implementation.
CCW is a widely
recognized leader in the development of new technologies for the transportation
industry and is known for its Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) all-electric
transit bus first produced in 2012. The addition of the newly developed HVAC
system is a direct reflection of the company’s and industry’s growing prowess. Brad
Carson states, “Our company is honored to partner with RTC and complete the
remaining 49 buses. We are well positioned and excited to introduce a new
system for the next generation of transit technologies. It is a unique
opportunity to work collaboratively with RTC and leverage the industry. It is
an even greater opportunity to provide the industry with another suitable solution
for HVAC failures.”
The results of a recent study, performed by the Union of Concerned Scientists further highlight the environmental benefits of electric-powered buses. Buses powered by electricity are responsible for far fewer carbon emissions than their diesel-powered counterparts. The study found that on average, electric buses produce less than half of the harmful emissions than those of buses powered by diesel or natural gas. The findings appeared to be true even in areas where fossil fuels are used to generate energy for the power grid.
Results like those produced by the Union of Concerned Scientists have increased interest for electric buses by municipalities and transit agencies. The growing demand is beneficial for organizations such as Complete Coach Works (CCW), a bus remanufacturing company based in Riverside, CA. CCW’s eco-friendly option, known as ZEPS (Zero Emissions Propulsion System), was designed to help clients meet the goals of their green initiatives.
CCW takes a simple approach to sustainability by minimizing environmental impact, enhancing its value to its customers and society, and providing sustainable solutions. Adopting the “reduce, reuse, recycle” philosophy, CCW takes previously used, diesel-powered transit buses and remanufactures them into like-new vehicles containing all-electric drivetrain systems.
CCW’s commitment to sustainability has enabled it to assist numerous transit agencies in their pursuit of preserving the planet for future generations. CCW looks forward to helping more agencies go all-electric to save money, save fuel, and save the world.