Fax Increases Route FrequenciesAnd Adds New Clean Air Buses To Its Fleet

FRESNO , CA ( November 10, 2005) – The Department of Transportation/Fresno Area Express (FAX) is pleased to announce the implementation of 15-minute service on FAX Route 28. Beginning on Monday, November 14, 2005, Route 28 joins Route 30 in providing 15-minute frequency service in the Greater Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan area each weekday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. To celebrate this system enhancement, FAX will offer free rides to all passengers boarding Routes 28 and 30 on Monday, November 14, 2005.

In addition, as part of the Citys Operation Clean Air efforts to reduce harmful emissions, FAX is supplementing its fixed-route system with two Gasoline Electric Hybrid and five Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses on November 14, 2005. FAX has been recognized for being one of the first transit agencies in the country to purchase electric hybrid buses in 2001, and continues its clean air efforts with the further acquisition of electric hybrid and CNG buses in 2005.

These buses meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 2007 emission standards. Some of the new features on our new low floor clean air buses that will benefit our customers include easier to read, multi colored headway signs, simplified accessible ramps, larger space for wheelchair securement, automatic wider rear doors, and high back seats.

For additional information, please call Judith Nishi, Outreach Coordinator, at 621-1455.

Andrew T. Souza , City Manager
Contact: Patti Miller, Public Affairs Officer: (559) 621-7777

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