Livermore, CA 94551




451 Discovery Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
(510) 785-1500

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GILLIG is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States. GILLIG offers a portfolio of clean energy propulsions ranging from battery electric and diesel to natural gas and hybrid electric, all designed on the proven GILLIG Low Floor platform to maximize fleet commonality.

Products and Press Releases

Gas, Diesel, CNG & LNG

CCW receives contract from Everett Transit

April 2, 2024
CCW will provide Everett Transit with five 35-foot rebuilt Gillig buses.

USDOL Acting Secretary of Labor Su tours GILLIG Livermore facility

March 29, 2024
Su had the chance to ride a brand-new battery electric bus and toured GILLIG’s 600,000 square-foot purpose-built manufacturing plant with company leadership.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

King County Metro signs contract with GILLIG to purchase electric buses

The $111 million contract with GILLIG includes an initial order of 89 BEBs with the option to purchase up to 395 vehicles.
ABQ Ride
Gas, Diesel, CNG & LNG

ABQ Ride receives first part of GILLIG CNG bus order

March 5, 2024
GILLIG has delivered 35 CNG buses to help ABQ Ride transition to a lower-emission fleet.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

TriMet receives first four extended range GILLIG zero-emission buses

Feb. 27, 2024
The third-generation electric buses feature a 33 percent boost to energy storage compared to TriMet’s second-generation buses and will help the agency transition to a zero-emission...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

GILLIG opens engineering center, acquires select assets from Lightning eMotors and Lightning Systems

Feb. 27, 2024
Through the acquisition, GILLIG plans to establish its Colorado Technology Center, which will serve as an engineering hub for the company.

GILLIG advances U.S. manufacturing with new five-year union partnerships

Jan. 16, 2024
GILLIG has ratified five-year collective bargaining agreements with Teamsters Local 853 and District Council 16 Auto, Marine and Specialty Painters Union Local 1176.

Eagle County Transit contracts CCW for bus refurbishment project

Jan. 11, 2024
CCW will refurbish two buses for Eagle County Transit with the installment of new engines, transmissions and cosmetic changes.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

GILLIG introduces six BEBs to PSTA

Jan. 5, 2024
PSTA is expected to receive 62 GILLIG BEBs by 2027, as the agency commits to creating a more sustainable, equitable and environmentally friendly public transportation system for...
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Allison Transmission and B-Metro partnership to modernize public transit system in Texas with electric hybrid technology

Oct. 12, 2023
Brownsville, Texas, received a $4.7 million grant from the FTA's 2023 Low or No Emission Program and will use the grant for 35-foot GILLIG buses.

Articles & News

A SunRunner bus at a station; PSTA will purchase three additional buses for the rapid transit route.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

PSTA to purchase three additional buses for SunRunner service

May 25, 2023
The addition of the 40-foot hybrid buses will support delivery of 15-minute frequency along the route.
Mountain Line
Mountain Line in Flagstaff, Ariz., placed its first electric bus into service on April 26.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Transit EV briefs: TANK; Mountain Line; Saskatoon Transit; RTC of Southern Nevada and San Diego MTS

New electric buses entered service, state grants were awarded and new contracts were finalized.
Via Metropolitan Transit
On March 3, 2023, VIA Metropolitan Transit unveiled the first of eight electric buses it plans to begin placing into service later in 2023.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

VIA Metropolitan Transit adding eight electric buses to its fleet

The eight, 40-foot Arc vehicles from Gillig will undergo final testing and staff training before they begin to enter service later in 2023.
One of SamTrans' existing zero-emission buses; the district's board approved the purchase of 30 additional zero-emission buses. This purchase includes 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses from New Flyer and 20 battery electric buses from Gillig.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

SamTrans replacing 30 diesel buses with electric buses

June 9, 2022
SamTrans Board voted to purchase 20 battery electric buses and 10 hydrogen fuel cell buses in a move that will speed its full fleet conversion by four years.
Pierce Transit
Pierce Transit added six battery electric buses from GILLIG to its fleet.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Pierce Transit adds six electric buses into service

The GILLIG-made battery electric buses are part of Pierce Transit's effort to convert 20 percent of its fleet to electric by 2030.
Sun Tran
Sun Tran held a public celebration on Sept. 30 welcoming five new electric GILLIG buses into its fleet.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Sun Tran set to launch five electric buses into service

Oct. 19, 2021
The 40-foot GILLIG buses will enter service this fall and make Sun Tran the first transit company in the state to deploy fully electric buses.
Vancouver Wa 40 Ebus Gillig
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

C-TRAN awards GILLIG contract to bring first electric buses into fleet

July 23, 2021
The contract is for eight 40-foot buses and associated charging equipment.
Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee Nation rolled out two electric transit buses and one electric school bus as part of its week long celebration of Earth Day.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Cherokee Nation, VIA Metropolitan Transit and Blacksburg Transit launch zero-emission buses

April 22, 2021
The trio of electric bus launches are part of the entities’ Earth Day celebrations in Oklahoma, Virginia and Texas.
Town of Vail
Vail Transit's first electric buses entered service on an in-town route on April 7.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Chatham Area Transit, Vail Transit set to welcome first electric buses

April 13, 2021
Both systems have selected GILLIG buses as they explore greener ways to deliver service.
TriMet’s first long-range electric bus, which was manufactured by GILLIG.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

TriMet expands electric bus testing with longer range bus option

March 23, 2021
The GILLIG-manufactured bus will undergo testing before it is deployed on one of TriMet’s longest bus routes with service running close to 20 hours per day.

Videos & Resources

On November 5, 2016, Central Contra Costa Transit Authority, which provides transportation service to Walnut Creek, California, introduced its all-electric buses to the community.

Watch: All-Electric Buses in Service at Walnut Creek

Feb. 2, 2017
Central Contra Costa Transit Authority introduced its all-electric bus to the community on November 5, 2016.
Leah Harnack/Mass Transit
The Nova LFSe is a battery-electric bus that runs on a TM4 Sumo HD electric powertrain and 4 Volvo high voltage lithium-ion batteries in parallel.

Moving Students: Products and Technology for University Transit

April 19, 2016
The latest vehicles and products were on display at the APTA Public Transportation & Universities Conference.
Leah Harnack/Mass Transit
With the BAE Systems HybriDrive Series-E propulsion system, power accessories electrically reduce belts and hydraulic hoses and eliminate the alternator, tidying up the engine compartment and provides a safer environment.

2015 APTA Bus & Paratransit Conference

May 7, 2015
APTA Bus Conference provides a look at the latest vehicles, products, professional services and technologies.
Mass Transit/Leah Harnack
Vehicles at the bus display during the SWTA/NMTA joint annual conference and expo.

Photo Gallery of the SWTA 2015 Bus Display

March 9, 2015
Take a look inside the latest vehicles and technologies on display at the SWTA & NMTA Expo held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 2015.
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AC Transit Gillig Commuter Inaugural Run

Jan. 22, 2014
On Nov. 7, 2013, AC Transit launched the third new bus of its 2013 bus fleet — the locally-made Gillig Commuter bus. This video chronicles its inaugural run on the 7:47 am trip...
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Exhibit at APTA's Expo 2014

Sept. 7, 2012
Exhibit at the public transportation's premier showcase — APTA's Expo!

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City of Arlington
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

DRPT awards $3.26 million to Arlington Transit for battery electric buses

Aug. 18, 2023
The BEB's will be the first in ART’s fleet, with more to come in a proposed larger contract for a total of 19 buses to replace aging vehicles.
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Santa Clara VTA contracts Vanner Inc. for more than 90 GILLIG electric hybrid buses

Aug. 16, 2023
GILLIG electric hybrid buses from Vanner Inc. are equipped with Vanner’s Increase Accessory Power 2™, enabling total accessory electrification; powering air conditioning, air ...
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

VIA Metropolitan Transit begins roll out of new ARC electric buses on four routes

VIA’s ARC electric buses feature an approximate range of 150 miles per charge, seating for up to 38 passengers, ambient lighting to reduce glare and USB charging ports at every...
The new Urban Max BSAEV tire from Goodyear was designed in partnership with Gillig and is the first Goodyear tire engineered specifically with low rolling resistance for EV transit and Metro buses to help extend range and handle the increased load capacity.
Bus Tires and Wheels

Goodyear introduces new Urban Max BSAEV tire

The tire was designed in partnership with Gillig and is the first Goodyear tire engineered specifically with low rolling resistance for electric vehicle transit and Metro buses...

COTA installing new air filtration system on all transit vehicles

Jan. 25, 2023
The Lumin-Air Transit MERV-13 equivalent filtration and UVC lighting system continuously cleans the air inside the transit vehicles, removing harmful particulates and infectious...
Pace Suburban Bus
(L-R) Pace Chairman Rick Kwasneski, Congressman Sean Casten, Pace Director Tom Marcucci, Pace Executive Director Melinda Metzger, Metra Director Wes Becton, Metra CEO James Derwinski, Metra Director Stephen Palmer
Hybrid, Hydrogen & Electric Vehicles

Pace’s previews future of zero-emission fleet

Dec. 1, 2022
The agency plans to transition to a zero-emission fleet by 2040.
Topeka Metro
Topeka Metro's Board approved the order of six buses; three diesel and three electric for a pilot program.

Topeka Metro Board approves purchase of six buses: Three diesel, three electric

Gillig will supply the diesel buses while Proterra will supply the system's first electric buses.
Bus Builders, Components & Accessories

Allison Transmission and GILLIG introduce first bus equipped with eGen Flex™ electric hybrid propulsion system

The vehicle can travel in electric-only mode for up to 10 miles or 50 minutes, multiple times per route per day.
The companies will develop and test safety features for GILLIG transit buses.

GILLIG, RR.AI partner on next generation automated vehicle technology

Jan. 10, 2022
Companies will develop and test advanced driver assistance and automated driving technologies for heavy-duty transit buses to improve safety and efficiency.