Date: June 24, 2014
For Release: Immediately
County Connection’s Newest Buses Ready for Service
CONCORD, Calif. – County Connection will roll out its newest buses next week. Locally made in the Bay Area by Gillig Corporation, the seven newly acquired low-floor, 30-foot coaches will replace County Connection buses that have been in service for over 12 years. Under the hood, the buses will be equipped with an elaborate catalytic reduction and gas recirculation system that makes the engines of these new buses 90-percent cleaner than the buses being replaced.
“It is exciting to offer our passengers next generation buses,” said Bob Simmons, County Connection Board Chair and City of Walnut Creek Council Member. “The new coaches are also more environmentally-friendly, offering better fuel mileage and burning less emissions per gallon than the models they are replacing.”
A lower-floor bus means County Connection riders can easily enter and exit the vehicle and increases the accessibility for riders with disabilities because of its wide front aisles that contribute to better wheelchair maneuverability. The new buses have cushioned seats that accommodate 23 people (with additional room for standees).
County Connection has a history of purchasing buses from Hayward-based Gillig Corporation. The investment in the new coaches not only complies with Buy America provisions, but also supports a local company and its employees.
About County Connection
County Connection operates a fleet of 112 clean diesel and 9 hybrid diesel buses in fixed-route service and 63 gas-powered vans in door-to-door service. For assistance or for more information on bus routes, please visit www.cccta.wpengine.com or call Customer Service at (925) 676-7500.