From the end of April through the summer months, Roseville Transit will have a new look and new buses. As older Roseville Transit buses are either replaced or rehabilitated, new buses with an updated design will be put into service to maintain reliable service, provide necessary passenger comforts, and allow for changing service demands. These clean diesel buses are more fuel efficient and maintain Roseville Transit’s compliance with the California Air Resources Board Urban Bus Fleet Rules.
It’s important to note that to purchase the new buses, Federal Transit Administration funds and State Proposition 1B bondsdesignated only for transit capital purchaseswere used. No City of Roseville General Fund money was used for fleet improvements.
In addition, some of Roseville Transit’s current buses will be rehabilitated using Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds. The life of vehicles will be extended through new engines, transmissions, and exterior paint. With these fleet improvements, it is an ideal time to implement Roseville Transit’s updated brand, visible on the bus exteriors.
‘Updating Roseville Transit’s image at the same time we’re improving the quality of the fleet makes good sense,’ said Mayor Gina Garbolino. ‘Especially since these funds can only be used on transportation, it’s the right time to raise Roseville Transit’s visibility in the community, which we hope will encourage more people to choose public transportation.’
Maintaining the quality of Roseville Transit’s fleet supports City Council’s 2009 goal for Transportation Planning & Investment. Roseville Transit is the City-owned bus system with annual ridership generating more than 400,000 trips in Local, Commuter, and Dial-A-Ride services. Local service ridership has increased 16 percent and Commuter ridership has increased nearly 21 percent during fiscal year 2008-09. For more information on riding Roseville Transit, visit www.roseville.ca.us/transit or call (916) 774-5757.