Big Blue Bus (BBB), serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area, is to purchase nine replacement compressed natural gas (CNG) buses with $6.9 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s Section 5307 discretionary fund. The new vehicles will replace buses that have been on the road more than 12 years.
The grant has been allocated to upgrade the agency’s fleet and create bus stops for its new Expo related service. The new buses will provide a more comfortable commute experience for customers, reduce vehicle maintenance costs and reduce emissions released into the environment.
Big Blue Bus operates a fleet of 189 vehicles transporting more than 61,000 passengers daily across a 51-square mile service area. Nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to a cleaner environment, the entire fleet operates on alternative fuels, including liquefied and compressed natural gas (LNG/CNG), which helps to cut emissions by over 80 percent.
(Source: Big Blue Bus)