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.
Complete Coach Works (CCW) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with 49 CFR Part 26. For the purpose of this DBE Program, CCW proposes to set its overall goal utilizing all information available to it, including information available in CCW’s area of manufacturing operation and comments received from the public in response to this notice.
CCW has set a goal of 1.00% participation in DOT-assisted contracts for FY2019. This proposed goal and its methodology are available for public inspection during regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) at CCW’s corporate office located at 1863 Service Court, Riverside, California, 92507 for 30 days following the date of this notice. CCW and the FTA will accept comments on our goal for 45 days from the date of this notice. The goal may be adjusted depending upon comments received.
Comments may be addressed to:
Amber Piccinonno, DBE Liaison Officer
Complete Coach Works
1863 Service Court
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 684-9585
Complete Coach Works (CCW) is actively pursuing experienced DBE firms who are interested in participating in transit bus rebuilding operations at its headquarters in Riverside, California. DBE opportunities include, but are not limited to, a range of goods and services for the remanufacture, rehabilitation, and retrofit of heavy-duty transit buses.
Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced the completion of an electric retrofit project awarded by Weber State University (WSU). The project converts their diesel fuel bus into an all-electric Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) bus. The transformation included the removal of WSU’s diesel engine power package components and the addition of electric components such as an electric air compressor, power steering pump, and HVAC system.
With the University covering more than 500 acres, the effective management of resources is a top priority. WSU, who converted the lighting in one of their arenas to LED in 2013, can now add the conversion from diesel to a ZEPS bus to their list of environmentally-beneficial accomplishments. “We are very grateful to be part of a historic time for Weber. We hope this conversion will allow the University to further expand their educational programs,” stated Brad Carson, Director of Sales at CCW.
CCW is honored to be a part of WSU’s goal of greater energy efficiency. The ZEPS bus will improve vehicle reliability and significantly reduce fuel costs. These savings will enable the University to allocate more of their budget toward the growth and expansion of its campus.
Twin Transit Electric Bus Demonstration to Give Riders Free Trips Between Twin Cities
Twin Transit is set to demonstrate electric bus technology for free all day on Monday and Tuesday.
“The way the bus is powered is with electric propulsion and not diesel — it’s a more energy-efficient design than traditional buses,” Twin Transit General Manager Derrick Wojcik-Damers said. “We want to get a feel of the public’s reaction. We want the public to be as engaged as much as possible.”
Route 32 will leave the Centralia Train Depot every hour from 6:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The one-hour loop between Centralia and Chehalis includes stops along the Miracle Mile, Sunbird Shopping Center, Walmart and historic downtown Chehalis.
Complete Coach Works will provide the electric transit bus for the demonstration.
The Sunset Empire Transportation District will hold a demonstration of an all-electric bus Monday.
“Technology is rapidly evolving with electric buses and (Sunset Empire) wants to make sure that we continue to look into and evaluate if electric propulsion will work for us going forward,” Jeff Hazen, the district’s executive director, said in a release.
The transportation district will run an electric bus from Complete Coach Works on Route 10 between the Emerald Heights housing complex, Astoria, Warrenton and Hammond.
The public can ride for free starting at 8:51 a.m. and hourly thereafter from the Astoria Transit Center until 3:37 p.m.
“We chose the Route 10 to test performance as there are several hills on that route” Hazen said.