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DJ MC

New Gillig Buses Now on the Road

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On March 28, AC Transit launched new 40-foot buses that are locally made and well-designed to promise greater reliability and a better ride for customers.

With a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its Seminary Avenue bus yard in Oakland, the agency made good on its “Buy America” policy by unveiling the first of 65 new buses engineered by the Gillig Corporation in Hayward. The launch marks the first step toward upgrading the AC Transit fleet of more than 600 buses by opting to buy as many as 300 American-made buses over the next two years to replace aging, less dependable vehicles.

 

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Awesome. Nice to see AC Transit choose local corporations.

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Awesome. Nice to see AC Transit choose local corporations.

 

Yeah. I can't wait to see what the XD60s will be like. It's kind of funny that the XD60s will replace their predecessors from mid 1990s.

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Awesome. Nice to see AC Transit choose local corporations.

 

 

They had no choice as they are using federal funding now and not local/state funding

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They had no choice as they are using federal funding now and not local/state funding

 

It's about time they went back to what worked before. These Van Hools, I've been hearing a lot of insane things about them. 

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I'm indifferent about the VanHools. Especially the Hydrogen powered ones (rode one in Berkeley last week).

 

Those new Gilligs, I saw on the road last week. Pretty swanky.

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We do have to keep in mind of something. The Van Hools that AC Transit has were meant for European roads and were likely poorly spec'd, which is probably why AC Transit is having issues with them. 

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We do have to keep in mind of something. The Van Hools that AC Transit has were meant for European roads and were likely poorly spec'd, which is probably why AC Transit is having issues with them. 

 

 

Issue is waiting for parts to come from Europe.

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Issue is waiting for parts to come from Europe.

 

 

That too. Forgot about that problem. Thanks. 

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