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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:01 am, Fri Jul 27, 2012.

The city of Lodi showed off one of its new buses at the Downtown Lodi Farmers Market on Thursday evening.

The new 32-foot buses will replace the city's 40-foot buses in early August. The 40-foot buses were more than 12 years old, which the Federal Transit Administration sets as the maximum service life for buses.

The new buses will provide a smoother ride and will be easier for drivers to maneuver, said Paula Fernandez, Lodi transportation manager and senior traffic engineer.

"The buses work well in a city of our size, especially with the improved turning radius of the 32-foot buses," she said.

The low-floor buses will also provide easier accessibility for customers, Fernandez said. There are three wheelchair positions, and the buses meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for accessibility. The 30-seat buses are fueled with compressed natural gas and can carry two bicycles.

The Lodi City Council approved spending $473,000 in federal transportation bonds and state transit assistance funding to purchase the buses from a company in Riverside.

"Our GrapeLine passengers are looking forward to traveling on the new buses," Fernandez said. "They will enjoy the smooth ride."

The city of Lodi will continue extending all fixed routes until 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays until the farmers market ends on Sept. 27.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com. Read her blog at www.lodinews.com/blogs/citybuzz.

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1 comment:

  • Jerry Bransom posted at 10:52 am on Mon, Jul 30, 2012.

    Jerry Bransom Posts: 363

    My heart flutters with PRIDE when I see yet another empty gigantic bus driving by. Fantastic!!

     

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