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Remember voting on new bus designs late last Fall? Well, they're here. The first four buses will enter service on Tuesday, September 4th.

 

 

Details

Total Number of New Buses: Fifteen (26% of GBT's Fixed Route fleet)
Bus Model: Gillig Forty Foot - Low Floor
Model Year: 2012
Manufactured: Hayward California, USA
Propulsion System: Diesel
Cost Per Unit: $398,844

Funding Source(s): 80% Federal Transit Administration, US Department of Transportation, 20% Connecticut Department of Transportation
Expected Useful Life: Twelve Plus Years
Entering Into Service: Beginning September 4th, 2012

 

 

Features:

  • Easy access, low floor design
  • Wide doors, wide front aisle and a flip-out ramp make entering and exiting for all passengers quick and easy
  • More comfortable cushion seating for forty passengers
  • Accommodations for two wheel chairs
  • Seven camera Safety-Vision security system
  • Interior scrolling and audio announcement for time-points and connections
  • Use approximately 10% less fuel than other comparable buses
  • Reduction in tailpipe emissions - ninety percent cleaner than the 1998 busses they replace
  • Aluminum body structure and panels are 100% recyclable

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