City Introduces New Fleet of Environmentally Friendly Buses

Post Date:02/07/2019 1:36 PM

CITY INTRODUCES NEW FLEET OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BUSES

New fleet includes three commuter and four local busses

 

Through the use of federal funds, a total of seven new vehicles, including three commuter and four local buses, recently began service with the City’s transit fleet. These buses may look similar to existing buses in operation; however they represent the height of modern bus technology including electronic cooling fan systems, web-based real-time engine management systems and near-zero emission engines which are in line with Santa Clarita’s dedication to green transportation alternatives.

In 2005, the City began shifting away from diesel-powered buses in favor of environmentally friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles, in an effort to reach an entire CNG-fueled fleet. CNG vehicles offer residents the same great transportation options, but with a minimal carbon footprint on the environment. The City has just eleven diesel commuter buses remaining in the fleet of 113 vehicles.

Santa Clarita Transit is already looking ahead to future bus purchases, as the City nears a 100% CNG-fueled fleet. Staff is currently in the middle of its Transportation Development Plan, which acts as a blueprint for transit services over the next five to ten years. Staff will present preliminary recommendations at upcoming public workshops on February 7 – 9, 2019 throughout Santa Clarita. Visit SantaClaritaTransit.com/TDP for more details.

For more information about the City of Santa Clarita Transit and its fleet, please contact Santa Clarita Transit at (661) 294-1287 or email Administrative Analyst Alexander Porlier at aporlier@santa-clarita.com.      

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Santa Clarita Art GalleryThe City of Santa Clarita takes pride in utilizing exhibition spaces to share the talented work of local art organizations, independent artists, and nationally recognized artists.  Art galleries enrich our community by bringing new visitors to local exhibit spaces to experience art.

 

 

Santa Clarita Artist ServicesThe City of Santa Clarita City Council and Arts Commission is proud to present the New Heights: Artist Development Workshops, which is designed to assist artists, performers, and arts organization representatives to expand their knowledge and to learn valuable tools to increase their ability to be successful.  The series comprises workshops, panel discussions, and art trips that are designed to engage creative individuals, no matter what level of experience.

 

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