Two New Buses, One New Look
Lewiston Transit has two new buses and a colorful new look. The buses came from a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant, which was programmed by the Lewis Clark Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (LCVMPO), and administered by the Idaho Transportation Department. Total funding was $250,000. 80 percent ($200,000) was funded by the FTA grant and 20 percent ($50,000) was funded by the City of Lewiston.
The new look you see on the buses is a vinyl vehicle wrap. These colorful wraps enhance the way the buses look in hopes of gaining more awareness, and ultimately more ridership. Fixed route ridership has increased every year since the city took over the service in 2009.
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The City of Lewiston has made a big investment
in transit services in terms of both rider safety
and comfort,” Transit Manager Suzanne Seigneur
said. “We hope everyone can take some time out
of their day, hop on a bus and enjoy the new
comfortable seats, quieter ride and new bus
A cost saving benefit with these new busses is
that transit will save money on fuel. They
purchased gas engine buses instead of diesel, as
diesel buses are more expensive to purchase
and diesel prices are higher than gas prices.
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