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Additional System Improvements
STA maximizes the life efficiency of each bus it purchases. Federal standards suggest the life span of a bus is 12 years, but STA makes buses last up to 15 years by rebuilding each transmission twice and each engine once. Beyond 15 years, maintenance costs begin to outweigh the benefit of keeping buses longer. Proposition 1 has …
STA uses all existing resources to serve current bus routes; therefore, new buses and vans must be purchased to provide service to new areas as well as to successfully increase the frequency of service on already existing routes.
Additional system-wide improvements include improvements to waiting areas, an increase in the number of bus shelters, and the installation of short-term bike parking in areas in which ridership warrants such improvements.
As bus service expands in service areas and hours over the next ten years, Paratransit service will also expand.