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RT Previews New Bus and Wrapped Light Rail Vehicle

 

CONTACT: Alane Masui Thursday, April 02, 2015
PHONE: 916-556-0121 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
Beginning on Monday, April 6, 2015, the Sacramento Regional Transit District (RT) will begin rolling out 30 new buses as part of RTís initiative to enhance the transit system. Also part of the initiative is to refresh and improve the appearance of light rail vehicles. RT recently completed the first application of an exterior vinyl adhesive wrap on a light rail vehicle consistent with the RT branding.

The GILLIG BRT-Plus bus was designed with the customer and operator in mind. For the customer, the bus features flip-up seats in the front section to accommodate folded carts and packages; increased leg room; and a clear rooftop emergency hatch that allows in natural light. For the operator, the bus features improved windshield visibility; and an adjustable brake pedal and seat adjustment options for improved ergonomics. There are nine state-of-the-art day/night color interior and exterior surveillance cameras.

The newly-wrapped light rail vehicle is the first of 36 vehicles to feature an exterior vinyl adhesive wrap application with the RT branding. The vinyl wrap process is a cost-effective method to improve the appearance of the light rail vehicles, which are nearly 30 years old.

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