RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $275,000.00 contract to provide a refurbished 40-foot Gillig transit bus for Lane Transit District (Lane Transit).
“Operating a refurbished bus reflects the district’s commitment to sustainability and to responsibly steward the tax dollars it receives from the community,” said Aurora Jackson, Lane Transit’s General Manager. “We look forward to a CCW refurbished 40-foot Gillig safely and comfortably transporting riders commuting aboard the LTD sponsored Diamond Express to and from Oakridge, as well as the rest of the metro area.”
By purchasing a remanufactured bus, Lane Transit will receive a fully renovated bus for about half the cost of a new bus. Depending on its condition, a transit bus can cost $275,000.00 to refurbish compared to approximately over $500,000.00 for a brand-new bus. A complete restoration is not only cost-effective, but a retrofit bus takes a fraction of the time to deliver in months not years. Refurbished buses are easier to process as parts and staff are immediately available.
The bus will be equipped with a Cummins ISL Recon engine and rebuilt Allison B400R transmission. CCW is performing a multitude of specialized services to the bus, such as an upgrade to the bus cooling system, with the installation of a new all-electric cooling package. Other services CCW is providing includes replacing of suspension components, replacing of all wear items, installing new floors, rebuilding windows, and updating all original lighting to a modern LED system.
The refurbished Gillig transit bus will be a welcome reliable addition to Lane Transit’s fleet. Choosing a refurbished bus is a highly economical choice for managing fleet age as it relates to ridership growth. “It is a privilege working with Lane Transit. We are confident that they will be very proud of their new refurbished bus,” stated Regional Manager of CCW, Jim Paul.
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 30 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. Regardless of how small or large the job, CCW provides an exceptionally experienced team of over 350 experts, committed to customer service and satisfaction.
Lane Transit District began in 1970 with 18 buses and two vans, and since then has grown and changed along with the community. Since 1970, awareness of the relationship between automobile traffic and quality of life has increased. Not only does the community want alternatives to relieve problems with increased traffic, federal and state governments have demanded it. We are honored to serve a diverse community of commuters, students, seniors, and families on our buses every day. We work with many partners, from city, county and state agencies, schools, chambers of commerce, and area employers to provide transportation services that improve the quality of life in our community.