CCW: The Mid-Life Rehabilitation Long Beach Transit Project is Near Completion of Phase One

August 06, 2020





CCW: The Mid-Life Rehabilitation Long Beach Transit Project is Near Completion of Phase One



Riverside, CA – Complete Coach Works (CCW) is at the midway point of a project with Long Beach Transit (LBT) to perform a mid-life rehabilitation on (72) 2012, 2013, 2015 Gillig buses.

The project includes a cosmetic rehabilitation and engine replacement. The 40-foot-long buses are being repowered with the new Cummins L9N CNG “Near Zero” engines. The newer engines are substantially cleaner, more fuel efficient, and require less maintenance. In addition to the repower, the buses also include new aluminum wheels, new LED exterior and interior lightning, new exterior mirrors, repainted driver’s areas ­­and interior sidewalls, reupholstered passenger seat inserts, new floorings, and upgrades  to the fire suppression systems, and new paint and decals.

“CCW has been contracting work with Long Beach for years and this is one of the most rewarding projects to date,”shared Kevin O’Brien, general sales manager for CCW. “Work on the buses is moving along swiftly. We look forward to the outcome and thrilled to offer reliable buses for years to come.”

LBT is the second largest public transit agency in Los Angeles County with 26 million annual boardings. Upon completion, Long Beach Transit will utilize the buses to efficiently service the City of Long Beach and surrounding areas. “This has been a joint effort to bring more value to the city. This project will allow LBT to continue its path of providing a cleaner transportation system to its community, said Kevin.


Complete Coach Works (CCW) is the largest bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company in the United States, with over 30 years in the transportation industry. A pioneer in the field of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle technology, CCW has always worked to provide clean vehicles through innovative design and engineering, and it unveiled the world’s first remanufactured all-electric, battery-powered bus in 2012. For jobs of any size, CCW’s team of over 350 experts always provides cutting-edge products and exceptional customer service.

Long Beach Transit (LBT) provides public transportation to more than 26 million boarding customers annually in southeastern Los Angeles County and northern Orange County in California. LBT’s service area covers more than 100 square miles across 13 cities. Its fleet includes 248 fixed-route buses that run over 6.9 million service miles and 700,000 service hours annually. LBT also operates demand responsive paratransit service and water taxi service.


For more information, please contact Brad Carson at (800) 287-7253 or e-mail