The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority has awarded a $11.97 million, five-year contract to MV Transportation Inc. to provide courtesy shuttle services with a new fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles at the Burbank Bob Hope Airport in California.
MV Transportation, which currently operates BurbankBus and the Glendale Beeline, will provide the airport with a model-year 2016 fleet of 13 CNG shuttles with the capacity to sit 14 passengers each.
The airport's current fleet of 14 shuttles is owned and maintained by the authority and operated by Standard Parking Corp., which also provides the airport's self-park and valet management services. Eleven of the 14 shuttles run on diesel engines, one shuttle was retrofitted with a CNG engine and two of the shuttles have been non-operational due to engine issues since 2014.
“We look forward to working with MV Transportation to implement this new service before the holidays, offering our self-park customers a new level of customer service, with a brand new fleet of environmentally-friendly buses,” says Denis Carvill, the airport's deputy executive director of engineering, operations, maintenance and airline relations.
The fleet will also be equipped with NextBus real-time control system technology, which will provide vehicle arrival and departure times for passengers, a DriveCam onboard surveillance system and a MobilEye Collision Avoidance System.
Photo courtesy of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority: A sample shuttle from MV Transportation. The new fleet will include Burbank Bob Hope Airport markings.