The City of Corona Transit Services Division is introducing new replacement buses for the Corona Dial-A-Ride Program. All Dial-A-Ride buses have been replaced with newer models featuring the same look with a new feel. These eleven (11) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses have been placed in service today. With the replacement of these buses, all City of Corona transit fleet is now be fueled by CNG.
The new buses come equipped with air-conditioning, a wheelchair lift, safety features such as an eight-camera video surveillance system, two-way radio communications and an onboard fire suppression and methane detection system. The buses are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations for accessibility and wheelchair securement. The purchase of these buses is entirely grant funded, using federal and state funds. These grant funds are specific to public transportation and may not be reallocated to other uses or uses outside the scope of the grant applications.
Total cost of the new buses and CNG kits were $1,431,455 paid for through grant funding as follows:
State Transit Assistance (STA) $641,680.07
Prop 1B Public Transportation Modernization, Improvement, and Service Enhancement Account (PTMISEA) $540,752.20
Prop 1B California Transit Security Grant Program (CTSGP) $41,022.55
Federal Transit Administration (FTA) $208,000
About the City of Corona Public Transit Services
City of Corona Transit Service provides both Corona Cruiser Fixed Route and Dial-A-Ride Service. The Corona Cruiser includes two fixed routes, the Blue Line and the Red Line. The Corona Dial-A-Ride program is an on-demand, shared-ride transportation service that provides curb-to-curb service to eligible riders. The service is available to individuals certified under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Seniors (60+), and persons with disabilities. To learn more about public transportation in the City of Corona, please visit the Public Transit section of our website.
Article is Courtesy of the City of Corona's Inner Cicle News: