Powered by compressed natural gas, the shuttle buses can reduce fuel costs by up to 50% and greenhouse gas emissions by 25%. The new fleet replaces the 2003 Ford Aerotech “Cutaway”-style minibuses with El Dorado Class-E buses from Creative Bus Sales.
OAK’s public and employee parking facilities – the Economy Lot, the Oakland Maintenance Center (OMC) Lot, and the Neil Armstrong Lot (NAL) – are just a short bus ride away from the terminals. During the last fiscal year, which ended in June, 921,457 passengers utilized OAK parking shuttles. This is up 5% from 875,381 passengers served in the prior fiscal year.
“Safety, security, and enhanced customer service are top priorities at OAK. This is just as true for customers boarding aircraft as it is for passengers riding the new and improved parking shuttles. From concept to delivery, this journey has been extremely rewarding,” says Acting Parking and Ground Transportation Manager, Alma Peña. Alma has been overseeing OAK’s parking facilities for 10 out of her 21 years with the Port and is excited to see the opportunities the new shuttles will offer.