SLO Transit Receives Third Industry Award
SLO Transit received its third transit industry recognition this year. METRO Magazine – a trade publication for bus, rail, transit and motor coach operators published in the United States since 1904 – honored SLO Transit with its annual Innovation Award in recognition of the City’s efforts to modernize the fleet and public transit system.
Last year, the City received three new state-of-the-art public transit buses with a modern edge. The buses came equipped with new branding, more aerodynamic body styling, sunroofs, two-tone flooring, flexible capacity perimeter flip-up seats, free public wi-fi and a video infotainment system just to name a few of the upgrades. Since then, SLO Transit has increased in popularity, particularly with Laguna Middle School students. This is in line with the City’s Major City Goals of promoting and increasing alternative multi-modal transportation options.
This is the City’s third award received this year from various organizations in the transit industry. The other recognitions include CalACT’s 2018 Outstanding Transportation Agency of the Year and the American Public Works Association Central Coast Chapter’s Project of the Year. The award will be proudly displayed in the Transit Center kiosk in the 919 Palm St. lobby alongside the others.
SLO Transit is the local fixed-route transit operation for the City, operating out of the Public Works Department. SLO Transit operates ten vehicles at peak along eight fixed-routes within the 23 square miles of the city limits and Cal Poly. SLO Transit operates Monday through Friday from approximately from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can learn more by visiting www.SLOTransit.org.