Gardena Municipal Bus Lines

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Gardena Municipal Bus Lines (branded GTrans as of 2015) provides public transportation in the city of Gardena, California. They serve the need of those commuting within the city itself or who plan on using the bus to connect with rail service to Los Angeles or surrounding suburbs. The bus lines compliment the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's crosstown routes through the city.

Routes

Maps & Schedules

  • 1X - Los Angeles Connector via Harbor Freeway
  • 2 - Harbor City-Imperial Hwy. via S. Western Ave., Normandie Ave., and S. Vermont Ave.
  • 3 - Compton-Gardena-South Bay Galleria
  • 4 (Mon-Fri) - Harbor Gateway Transit Center-Lawndale via Normandie Ave., Van Ness Ave., and Marine Ave.
  • 5 (Mon-Fri) - Kenneth Hahn Plaza-Aviation/LAX Metro Station via El Segundo Blvd.

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/Offices

  • Address: 13999 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA 90249
  • E-mail: Visit http://ridegtrans.com/contact/ to send them an e-mail.
  • Fax: (310) 538-1989
  • Phone: (310) 965-8888

Roster

Active

Accurate as of 10/2021.

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
705-722 Gardena Municipal Bus Lines 713-a.jpg 2005 NFI GE40LF Ford Triton V10 ISE ThunderVolt TB40-HG
hybrid system
  • In the process of retiring as of October 2019.
  • 707 converted to by CCW to be all-electric (ZEPS) in 2015
723-736 GTrans 735.jpeg 2009 NFI GE40LF Ford Triton V10 ISE ThunderVolt TB40-HG
hybrid system
736 converted to be all-electric by CCW (ZEPS) in 2016
737-739,
760-768,
771-779
Gardena Municipal Bus Lines 779-a.jpeg 2010 NFI GE40LF Ford Triton V10 ISE ThunderVolt TB40-HG
hybrid system
  • Last GE40LF buses to be built.
  • 768, 775, 777 converted to be all-electric by CCW (ZEPS) in 2017
  • In the process of retiring as of September 2021.
1501 2015 BYD K9 2014 model
2001-2018 GTrans 2002.jpeg 2021 ENC Axess BRT 40' CNG Cummins Westport L9N Voith D864.6
2915-2918 G-Trans 2917-a.jpg 2009 NFI GE40LFR Ford Triton V10 ISE ThunderVolt TB40-HG
hybrid system

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(None) 1995 NFI
Complete Coach Works
D40LF
ZEPS
Electric Direct Drive
20-21 1971 GMC TDH-3301A GMC 478 Toro-Flow II GMC Torqmatic
30-31 1951 GMC TDH-3612 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Allison VH
32-33 1952 GMC TDH-3612 Detroit Diesel 4-71 Allison VH
34 1953 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
35 1954 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
36-37 1955 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
38-39 1957 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
40 1958 GMC TDH-4512 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Allison VH
41-42 1960 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
43 1965 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
44-46 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
47-48 1969 GMC T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
49-50 1971 GMC T6H-4521A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
50 (1st) 1950 GMC TGH-3101 GMC 270
51-54 (1st) 1956 GMC TGH-3102 GMC 270
51-58 1972 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
59-65 1973 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
60-61 (1st) 1941 Yellow Coach TD-4505 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Ex-Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority 2505 & 2522.
62-63 (1st) 1940 Yellow Coach TD-4502 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Ex-Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority 6033 & 6044.
64 (1st) 1946 GMC TD-4506 Detroit Diesel 6-71 Spicer Ex-Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority 6365.
70-73 1940 Yellow Coach PG-3701 Ex-Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority 1686, 1689-1691.
80 1962 GMC PD-4106 Detroit Diesel 8V71N 4-speed manual
760 1967 GMC SDM-4502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N 4-speed manual Ex 81
701-706 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T7J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 701, 703, 704 & 706 to Culver CityBus 7042-7045 in 1998.
701-704,
754-759,
770, 790-799
1997 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731RH
  • 703, 754, 756-758, 794 & 799 remain on Gardena property as contingency fleet as of 2017.[3] 754, 758, 794, 799 remain in the contingency fleet.
  • 755 was bought by Brand X Filming Corporation; (became a movie bus).
  • 770, 792 & 796 to Transit Systems 1111-1113.
  • 790 & 1 other unit were bought by Bill's Bus.
740-753 Gardena Municipal Bus Lines 744-a.jpg 1995 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731
  • 742 was spotted in a garage on Gardena property possibly being rebuilt on 3/18/2017. It remains as a contingency bus
  • View the series page for detailed disposition info.
752 1975 GMC T6H-4523A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
760-768 1988 Flxible Metro "B"
(40102-6T)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
769 1989 TMC RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 View the series page for detailed disposition info.
770-771 1978 GMC RTS-03
(TH-8203)
Detroit Diesel 8V71TAE Allison V730
772-780 1980-1981 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 1981 models.
781-789 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison VR731
  • Originally had Detroit Diesel 6V92TA engines & Allison V730 transmissions.
  • 782 was bought by Zacher's Auto Salvage in Harbor City, CA and was scrapped in 2009.[4]
  • 783 was bought by Loren Joplin/Dreamliner Bus Leasing & Service.
  • 784 was bought by Zacher's Auto Salvage in Harbor City, CA and was scrapped in summer 2010.[5]
  • 1 unit is at Transit Sales International.
780-782 (2nd) ? TMC RTS-06 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 Ex-Long Beach Transit; acquired in 2004.

External Links

References

  1. metro.legistar1.com
  2. https://youtu.be/MVXWGBgYj3M Electric Bus Conversion - Jay Leno's Garage. Uploaded to YouTube on February 3, 2013, accessed October 16, 2019.
  3. www.facebook.com
  4. www.facebook.com
  5. www.flickr.com