City of SLO replaces two aging buses

San Luis Obispo will replace two aged buses with new ones, making its fleet complete with low-floor buses that are more accessible with wheelchair ramps.

The buses, manufactured by GILLIG in Hayward, have new safety features and other perks such as a luggage rack for use on routes that service the Maxine Lewis Homeless Shelter on Orcutt Road and the Prado Day Center.

City officials hope that the racks will help reduce items like luggage from being stored in the bus’s main aisle and reduce the number of bus trips and risks of falling for passengers getting on and off the bus.

The city and its Mass Transportation Committee are hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Downtown Transit Center on the corner of Palm and Osos streets at 1:45 p.m. today.