RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it was recently awarded a contract from Capital Area Transit (CAT) to supply two rehabbed 60′ articulated New Flyer buses.
In the post COVID-19 world, agencies such as CAT seek ways to mitigate the risk to its passengers and drivers. In doing so, CAT has partnered with CCW to provide them with the utmost protection and deliver a more comfortable passenger, and driver experience. The 60′ articulated vehicles will provide more space for riders to enhance social distancing. The rehabbed buses will also improve the reliability of bus service throughout Harrisburg, PA.
“We recently earned the American Public Transit Association’s Health and Safety Commitment seal. It means we are committed to keeping transit safe during COVID-19. Riders rely on us and it is our shared responsibility to assist in protecting them. If we can add any more space to the vehicles to increase distancing between passengers, then that’s the right course of action. We are an essential service and it’s critical that we keep the region moving forward,” states CAT Executive Director, Richard H. Farr.
Work will be performed at CCW’s headquarters located in Riverside, CA. The buses will be equipped with Cummins Recon ISL engines and rebuilt Allison transmissions. Upgrades include new driver seats, reupholstered and repainted passenger seats, new interior and exterior LED lighting, and ADA compliant wheelchair ramps. Additional work includes new brakes and suspensions, steering components, and destination signs.
“CCW looks forward to our ongoing partnership with Capital Area Transit,” states Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing of CCW, “Our top concern is ensuring our customers can provide safe and reliable transportation, in a cost-effective manner, during this unprecedented time. We believe these buses will be a great addition to their fleet! We commend CAT in taking extra precaution for the safety of their riders and the community it serves.”
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it has made the final delivery to Josephine Community Transit (Josephine). The project included supplying and rehabilitating two 35ft Gillig buses.
The project supports the City of Josephine and its efforts to enrich the passenger experience. The work was completed at CCW’s headquarters in Riverside, CA. The job specifics included the installment of Cummins ISL Recon engines and rebuilt Allison transmissions. CCW also installed new floorings, ADA wheelchair ramps, driver seats, as well as updated interior and exterior LED lighting. In addition, the buses were painted a sleek and stylish blue to reflect Josephine’s branding.
“The buses look remarkable, just like brand new buses,” said Regional Sales Manager at CCW, Jim Paul. “These vehicles were not only economically convenient for Josephine Community Transit, but also helps sustain the environment for future generations.”
The rehabilitated buses are an efficient approach to acquire and extend the useful life of the buses well beyond the usual life expectancy, while at the same time saving a substantial amount of money. The cost of a rehabbed bus is a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new bus. The vehicles also enhance safety and offer improved vehicle reliability for years to come.
Scott Chancey, Transit Manager at Josephine Community Transit stated, “The delivery of these vehicles allows us to transition to larger heavy-duty transit vehicles at quicker than anticipated pace. This transition is critical for us to consistently provide good transit access through the urbanized areas of Josephine and Jackson County.”
“We are excited and honored to have been selected for the Josephine project. We value their business and relationship and look forward to the opportunity of working together again in the future. We are happy to be a part of the continued evolution of transit,” said Jim.
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce its contract to convert two, 2004 35′ Gillig buses into Zero Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS) buses for Twin Transit in Centralia, WA.
CCW takes previously used, internal combustion engine buses and remanufactures them into like-new vehicles containing ZEPS all-electric drivetrain systems. ZEPS is an integrated technology tested for more than 4 million miles of revenue service.
Each ZEPS vehicle will feature a 180KW electric PMS motor and controller. The motor and controller are designed to handle heavy duty drive cycles and provide high torque and top speeds. The ZEPS buses will also include a 403kWh battery pack and battery management system. In addition, a new electrically driven air compressor, electrically driven power steering pump, and new lightweight roof-mounted HVAC system will be added.
The ZEPS battery-electric buses will replace current buses in Twin Transit’s fleet to further improve the nation’s air quality environment. In addition to providing invaluable public health and environmental benefits, ZEPS delivers financial benefits, including substantially reduced maintenance costs and reduced fuel costs.
“Twin Transit has worked toward integrating green technologies for a long time. To see that dream becoming reality is truly fantastic,” states Andrea Culletto, Twin Transit’s Community Relations Director.
“In 2018, Twin Transit offered its riders free trips between the Twin Cities in an effort to engage the public and gather feedback on electric buses. Complete Coach Works provided Twin Transit with a ZEPS bus for the demonstration,” states Jim Paul, Northwest Regional CCW Sales Manager. “The ZEPS bus was well received by Twin Transit and its riders. We are thrilled Twin Transit has given us the opportunity to provide its riders with familiar safe and reliable transportation.
“Complete Coach Works is wonderful to work with. They are great partners, integral to helping us realize the vision of a more sustainable future,” stated Andrea. Complete Coach Works continues to advance the industry with its multiple deployments throughout the United States. “Twin Transit will be a great addition. We look forward to the completion of this project,” states Jim.
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is pleased to announce it has launched a newly redesigned website for its ZEPS all-electric drive system – zepsdrive.com. The website is positioned to be a leading source for sustainable, economical solutions available for transit agencies looking to start an electric fleet.
The website represents the next chapter in CCW’s industry-leading technologies. ZEPS is CCW’s exclusive system developed by taking an existing low floor diesel transit bus and repowering the bus into a battery all-electric unit. The resulting ZEPS bus delivers to agencies a significantly longer operating range while maintaining battery life.
The ZEPS site is designed to increase awareness of sustainable transportation and enforce CCW’s green initiatives. “The new website reinforces CCW’s brand strategy that focuses on its commitment to its customers and dedication to improving the well-being of the environment at an affordable cost,” states Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing.
The redesign makes it easier for customers to access the information they need on the process of remanufacturing and enhances CCW’s ability to connect ZEPS with the industry through its digital channels. “Digitalization is transforming all industries and we want our site to offer a clean, modern, and sleek design,” added Kallie Arevalo, Marketing Manager at CCW.
Electric vehicles are revolutionizing the transportation industry. Today, more than 50 ZEPS buses are deployed in service across the nation. ZEPS is a proven technology that has been tested for more than 4 million miles of revenue service. “We are excited to participate in the revolution of the transit fleet market and assist numerous transit agencies in their pursuit of reducing environmental impacts,” added Kallie. Through this launch, the ZEPS brand will deliver consistent, relevant news, and resources customers can use daily.
RIVERSIDE, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) announced today it has been awarded a contract by Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (Santa Cruz) to rehab four New Flyer buses.
The rehabilitations are designed to enrich the passenger experience by delivering customers comfort and safety. The project will give new life to the buses for about half the cost of a new vehicle. The rehab process incudes the repair of structural, mechanical, and cosmetic issues of the buses. Aaron Timlick, Regional Sales Manager, states, “The buses will provide the agency reliability and maintain its bus fleet in a state of good repair.”
The work includes repowering the buses with Cummins ISL-G Recon engines, as well as installing rebuilt Allison transmissions. Additional work includes new driver seats, internal/external LED lighting, and new floors. The buses will then be repainted and decaled to reflect Santa Cruz’s branding.
Complete Coach Works is proud to partner with Santa Cruz on this project. Aaron adds, “This project will increase service to Santa Cruz’s customers and provide operational savings while being kind to the environment.” CCW looks forward to the success of this project and is confident the outcome will prove gratifying.
RIVERSIDE, CA – Shuttle Bus Leasing (SBL) announced it has gone live with a completely redesigned and rebranded website at SBLBus.com. The website is expected to provide users a clean, simple design that incorporates improved functionality and enhanced content. In addition to improved design features, updated content throughout the site provides expanded information on SBL’s company history, core values, and capabilities.
Created with the user experience in mind, the website design uses the latest technology, making it compatible with today’s browsers and mobile devices. Drop-down menus for both mobile and desktop versions are available, and the improved structure of the content is impactful. “With the new website, we are taking the opportunity to strengthen and modernize how we represent our company and promote the industry to customers in which we operate,” states Brad Carson, Director of Sales and Marketing.
SBL is an affiliated company of Complete Coach Works and Transit Sales International. It’s the third website to be launched this year. “Our marketing department has worked hard to construct a website tailored to our customers wants, needs, and expectations. We are excited to provide our customers better access to information about our company,” states Brad.
SBL is more than just a bus leasing company. It’s a transportation solution provider with a support network that is dedicated to making customers’ operations a success. SBL’s new website will be regularly updated with product information, industry knowledge, innovations, events, and news. Visitors are encouraged to explore the new website and sign up for the company’s e-newsletter to stay up to date on future press releases, and key announcements.