Complete Coach Works begins deliveries on company’s largest single contract

Complete Coach Works (CCW) has begun deliveries for a five-year contract awarded by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to perform midlife overhaul services for 219 coaches. 

The company, based in Riverside, California, says it is the largest single contract that CCW has been awarded in its 34-year history. CCW’s Midlife Overhaul services will replace or refurbish various systems on SFMTA’s vehicles.

CCW has begun a 5-year partnership with San Francisco’s MUNI system.

SFMTA (or Muni) oversees the largest transit system in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is one of America’s oldest public transit agencies and the eighth largest in the nation, carrying hundreds of thousands of riders every day. 

Muni’s buses, trains, and cable cars are woven into San Francisco’s identity. Its diverse fleet includes hybrid electric coaches, electric trolley coaches, historic streetcars, light rail vehicles, its world-famous cable cars and Muni’s battery electric pilot bus program, launched in 2022. 

Covers engines, other systems

CCW will perform the work for this contract primarily at Riverside headquarters, with final deliveries managed at its Alameda facility in the Bay Area. 

The overhaul work on both 40-foot and 60-foot hybrid electric coaches will include repowering the buses with new or remanufactured Cummins ISL engines and the hybrid propulsion system. 

Additionally, various systems, including doors, electrical cabling and electronic equipment, suspension, lines and piping, propulsion, cooling, electrical, and articulation joints all fall under the contract.

“We are honored to have been chosen by SFMTA to perform this major overhaul project,” said Brad Carson, CCW’s Chief Operating Officer. “CCW has a long history of performing similar scopes of work for other transit agencies, including a previous Midlife Overhaul contract with Muni for 80 buses in 2013. We look forward to working closely with Muni on this new contract.” 

Complete Coach Works is the largest bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company in the United States. A pioneer in alternative fuel and hybrid vehicle technology, it unveiled the world’s first remanufactured all-electric, battery-powered bus in 2012.

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