RIVERSIDE, CA –Complete Coach Works (CCW), the nation’s leading bus remanufacturer, has delivered the Sandy Area Metro’s (City of Sandy) first fully refurbished 2008 35-foot Gillig diesel transit bus. The project marks Sandy’s first bus remanufacture purchased through CCW’s Oregon statewide contract.

The project was completed at CCW headquarters in Riverside, CA. CCW equipped the bus with a clean-diesel Cummins ISL Recon engine and rebuilt Voith transmission. CCW then installed a new driver seat and flooring, interior and exterior LED lighting, and an ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp. The bus was painted and decaled to the City of Sandy’s specifications.

“We are honored to have worked with the City of Sandy through our Oregon statewide contract,” said Jim Paul, Regional Sales Manager of CCW. “Contracts like these help cities and agencies procure rebuilds on buses that have yet to reach maximum service life or to add remanufactured buses to fleets allowing them to meet service demands and route expansions. It is our goal to make the procurement process and bus refurbishment more convenient and cost-effective for our customers.” 

The City of Sandy made the decision to purchase the remanufactured bus to strive for excellent customer service and reduce maintenance costs. The vehicle is designed to provide long-term service and riding comfort to the widest possible spectrum of passengers, including children, adults, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

“Passenger safety and comfort, the well-being of drivers, and the reliability of transit service are our highest priorities,” states Andi Howell, Transit Director, City of Sandy. “Remanufactured buses maintain the vital, robust components from the OEM construction, improve the vehicle’s operational performance, and extend service life, while helping our system save money and reduce downtime.”


Complete Coach Works (CCW) headquartered in Riverside, CA, is the largest bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company in the United States, with over 34 years in the transportation industry. A pioneer in the field of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle technology, CCW has always worked to provide clean vehicles through innovative design and engineering, and it unveiled the world’s first remanufactured all-electric, battery-powered bus in 2012. For jobs of any size, CCW’s team of over 350 experts provide cutting-edge products and exceptional customer service.

In 2021, Complete Coach Works, along with Shuttle Bus Leasing, Transit Sales International and D/T Carson Enterprises, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Carson Capital Corp transitioned to an Employee Stock Ownership Corporation.

Sandy Area Metro (City of Sandy) began providing its transit services in the year 2000 with one transit vehicle to provide fixed route service between Sandy and Gresham. Thereafter, the service grew year by year with added commuter service between Sandy and Estacada in 2003, and fixed-route service. In 2008, the newly formed Sandy Transit Department provided increasing levels of service and saw a steep increase in ridership. Today, services continue to increase. Fares remain modest and fixed routes continue to be free within the city limits. Passes are offered at a reduced rate for frequent riders and in-town rides are free for ADA eligible seniors and persons with a disability.

The City of Sandy has a population of 12,612 (2020 U.S. Census) and is the commercial center of an eastern Clackamas County market area with a population of around 42,000 people. It is on the eastern edge of the Portland metro area and west of Mount Hood on the Barlow Road segment of the Oregon Trail, now known as U.S. Highway Route 26. Sandy has a thriving economic base, including many businesses serving visitors to the Mt. Hood Recreation Area. On the foothills of the Cascade Range, Sandy’s elevation varies from 750 to over 1,000 feet. Mount Hood shelters the city from the wind and ice storms experienced in the Columbia River gorge. The climate is mild, but as with the rest of Oregon west of the Cascades, it rains a lot in the winter. The rain falls as snow on Mount Hood, and Sandy, where residents enjoy the convenient nearby opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing.

For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail [email protected]