Source: NGT News
Santa Monica, California-based Big Blue Bus (BBB) has announced the next phase of upgrades for its fleet of 100% alternative fuel vehicles.
Serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area since 1928, BBB operates a fleet of 200 vehicles transporting more than 54,000 customers daily across a 58-square-mile service area. In 2015, BBB became one of the country’s first municipal transit agencies to convert its entire fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG).
BBB will invest $18.3 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and California Proposition 1B Bond funds to replace 50 40-foot New Flyer buses purchased between 2004 and 2006. Seven 30-foot Gillig buses will be placed in service this week; an additional 20 40-foot Gillig buses will be delivered and commissioned in October. The agency plans to commission an additional 23 40-foot Gillig buses by December.