November 9, 2015
Riverside, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) has completed its contract with Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) to rebuild six articulated low floor buses to help provide exceptional service to DART’s customers.
The 60 foot low floor buses are replacing high floor buses and include newly installed ramps, remanufactured power trains, transmissions, engines, brakes, and are equipped with two ADA compliant wheelchair positions.
CCW’s Regional Sales Manager, Jay Raber, said “this is a really exciting project because the improved ADA accessibility will bring satisfaction with new ramps that make onboarding and off-boarding easy, safe, and fast.”
Scott Reed, Maintenance Manager at DART, said this project was essential for DART because six buses were in need of replacement. He said that new bus “purchases would have had to be spread over, five years, but this enabled us to do our complete replacement within one year.”
Reed stated his satisfaction with the complete project, saying “the project went very smoothly, very much as planned, we are very happy with the final product… CCW has been very helpful, they had people on-site during the whole delivery, from bus one to bus six.
Besides being used on original high volume routes, the buses will also help Des Moinesians enjoy the state fair.
Complete Coach Works 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 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 exclusively by CCW, the ZEPS technology was integrated in order to provide customers an affordable route to eco-friendly 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.
The Des Moines Area Regional Transit (DART) Authority puts the customer first while providing safe, innovative and efficient public transportation service to the region. Local and state leaders created DART out of the Des Moines Metropolitan Transit Authority, or MTA, in 2006. DART is the largest public transit agency in Iowa, serving 18 cities in and around Polk County to varying degrees. DART is operated with the support of local property taxes and fare revenue.
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