Complete Coach Works (CCW) is at the midway point of a project with Long Beach Transit (LBT) to perform a mid-life rehabilitation on (72) 2012, 2013, 2015 Gillig buses.
The project includes a cosmetic rehabilitation and engine replacement. The 40-foot-long buses are being repowered with the new Cummins L9N CNG “Near Zero” engines. The newer engines are substantially cleaner, more fuel efficient, and require less maintenance. In addition to the repower, the buses also include new aluminum wheels, new LED exterior and interior lightning, new exterior mirrors, repainted driver’s areas and interior sidewalls, reupholstered passenger seat inserts, new floorings, and upgrades to the fire suppression systems, and new paint and decals.
“CCW has been contracting work with Long Beach for years and this is one of the most rewarding projects to date,” shared Kevin O’Brien, general sales manager for CCW. “Work on the buses is moving along swiftly. We look forward to the outcome and thrilled to offer reliable buses for years to come.”
LBT is the second largest public transit agency in Los Angeles County with 26 million annual boardings. Upon completion, Long Beach Transit will utilize the buses to efficiently service the City of Long Beach and surrounding areas. “This has been a joint effort to bring more value to the city. This project will allow LBT to continue its path of providing a cleaner transportation system to its community, said Kevin.