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City Launches New DowneyLINK Bus Fleet

Post Date:09/11/2019 10:00 AM

The City of Downey is pleased to launch a fleet of seven new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses for its DowneyLINK fixed-route transit operations.  The new fleet replaces the previous propane-powered buses that were in use. The new 33’ buses can seat up to 30 passengers, are able to safely accommodate two wheelchair passengers, and have the capacity to carry two bicycles on the exterior bike rack.

 The buses have an updated look, prominently featuring the City’s “D” logo and the Discover Downey branding.  Inside the buses, passengers will be comfortable thanks to efficient heating and air conditioning, upholstered seats, optional seat belts, and LED lighting.  In addition, the buses have several interior and exterior security cameras, which help to promote a safe traveling experience.

 “We’re proud to support sustainable and accessible transportation for our residents,” said Mayor Rick Rodriguez. “Our new DowneyLINK buses provide a safe, comfortable and efficient form of transportation that helps connect residents to various parts of our City.”   

 DowneyLINK buses operate Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. with four circulating routes.  All routes begin and end at the Downey Depot Transportation Center located at 8150 Nance Street (one block south of Firestone Blvd., off Downey Avenue).

 For information on bus schedules and maps of the routes, please visit the City website at www.downeyca.org/services/cs/transit/downeylink_transit_system.

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