On Thursday, the city of San Luis Obispo will be unveiling three new buses that will replace older buses from 2001.
These new vehicles come complete with WiFi, an infotainment video system and even hand sanitizer.
Many of the seats on the new buses are collapsible to allow for more passengers on the bus, which is good news for the city since last year the buses made over one million trips for commuters.
City leaders say this update in their fleet gave them a chance to become more modern which matches their target audience.
“This is a very transit oriented community – or alternative transportation for that matter, whether it be walking or biking but public transit plays a huge role in that, the support we receive from the university students is also quite significant as we find that a lot of our riders are between the ages of 20 and 25,” explains Gamaliel Anguiano, Transit Manager for the City of San Luis Obispo.
The buses will begin picking up people on Friday and will be available to check out at the SLO Farmer’s Market.