Pasadena Transit known as Pasadena Area Rapid Transit System, is a city-operated local bus service in Pasadena, United States. It was formed in 1994 coinciding with the kickoff of the World Cup at the Rose Bowl as a free service of the City of Pasadena. In 2003, fares were introduced. In December 2015, the agency changed its name to Pasadena Transit. Pasadena Transit consists of 8 routes in the City of Pasadena. All routes connect with the Metro Gold Line. Effective July 1, 2018, service is operated seven days a week, with the exception of six major holidays; the Pasadena-Altadena Regional Trolley System is a proposed heritage streetcar system that would connect Altadena and Pasadena City College. No dates for this proposal have been set. Gold Line
Brawley is a city in the Imperial Valley and within Imperial County, southern California, United States. The population was 24,953 at the 2010 census, up from 22,052 in 2000; the town has a significant cattle and feed industry, hosts the annual Cattle Call Rodeo. Year-round agriculture is an important economic activity in Brawley. Summer daytime temperatures exceed 105 °F; the Imperial Land Company laid out the town in 1902 and named it Braly in honor of J. H. Braly, who owned the land. After Braly refused to permit the use of his name, the name was changed to Brawley; the first post office at Brawley opened in 1903. Incorporated in 1908, it was a "tent city" of only 100 persons involved in railroads and the earliest introduction of agriculture, it had a population of 11,922 in 1950, but population growth was slow from the 1960s to the early 1990s. Brawley is located in the Colorado Lower Colorado River Valley regions; the city's elevation, like other Imperial Valley towns, is below sea level. It is 13 miles north of El Centro, about 70 miles west of Yuma, Arizona, 95 miles southeast of Palm Springs and 130 miles east of San Diego.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Brawley has a total area of 7.7 square miles. All is land within the city limits, except for the Alamo River and New River that seasonally flow through the city; the New River has been reported as the most polluted river in North America. Average January temperatures in Brawley are a high of 69.4 °F or 20.8 °C and a low of 38.9 °F or 3.8 °C. Average July temperatures are a high of 107.6 °F or 42.0 °C and a low of 75.2 °F or 24.0 °C. On average, 177.0 afternoons during the year have 32 °C or higher. The record high temperature was 122 °F on July 1, 1950, the record low temperature was 4 °F on January 1, 1919. Average annual precipitation is 2.65 inches with an average of 13 days with measurable precipitation. December is the wettest month of the year; the wettest year was 1939 with 8.18 inches, while the driest year was 1953, in which no measurable precipitation fell in Brawley. The most rainfall in one month was 6.75 inches in September 1939. The most rainfall in 24 hours was 3.90 inches on October 10, 1932.
A rare snowfall in December 1932 brought a total of 3.0 inches. The 2010 United States Census reported that Brawley had a population of 24,953; the population density was 3,248.4 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Brawley was 13,570 White, 510 African American, 241 Native American, 349 Asian, 32 Pacific Islander, 9,258 from other races, 993 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20,344 persons; the Census reported that 24,779 people lived in households, 63 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 111 were institutionalized. There were 7,623 households, out of which 3,827 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 3,932 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 1,560 had a female householder with no husband present, 543 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 589 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 23 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,346 households were made up of individuals and 550 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 3.25. There were 6,035 families; the population was spread out with 8,138 people under the age of 18, 2,670 people aged 18 to 24, 6,065 people aged 25 to 44, 5,572 people aged 45 to 64, 2,508 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males. There were 8,231 housing units at an average density of 1,071.5 per square mile, of which 7,623 were occupied, of which 3,970 were owner-occupied, 3,653 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.0%. 12,950 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 11,829 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 22,052 people, 6,631 households, 5,265 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,783.0 people per square mile. There were 7,038 housing units at an average density of 1,207.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 52.8% White, 2.5% Black or African American, 1.1% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 37.9% from other races, 4.3% from two or more races.
73.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 6,631 households out of which 48.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 20.6% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.3 and the average family size was 3.7. In the city, the population was spread out with 34.5% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,277, the median income for a family was $35,514. Males had a median income of $34,617 versus $25,064 for females. T
Culver CityBus is a public transport agency operating in Culver City, California serving Culver City, the unincorporated community of Marina del Rey, the adjacent Los Angeles neighborhoods. Its regular fleet is painted bright green and its rapid fleet a chrome gray, distinguishing it from Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus, orange-colored Metro Local buses, red-colored Metro Rapid buses, whose coverage areas overlap on Los Angeles's Westside. Culver CityBus was founded in 4 March 1928, making it the second oldest municipal bus line in California and the oldest public transit bus system still operating in Los Angeles County. Big Blue Bus was founded in 14 April 1928, the San Francisco Municipal Railway began streetcar service 28 December 1912. Within its service area of around 33 square miles, the Culver CityBus provides service to the communities of: Venice Westchester Westwood West Los Angeles Palms Playa Vista Marina del Rey Mar Vista Century City Culver City Culver CityBus operates 3 daily routes, 3 weekday-only routes, 2 Monday-Saturday routes within Los Angeles County.
Among its 3 weekday-only routes, Culver CityBus operates a Rapid route. # Weekend service is provided on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Notes:Culver CityBus operates an all New Flyer fleet of 54 buses. All buses run on CNG. Culver CityBus has retired its old fleet made of buses by Flxible, TMC/RTS, Gillig. Culver city is beginning to retire its C40lf fleet from 2001 and 2004. New 2017 XN40 coaches are in service. All buses are numbered 70—and 71--. Buses were painted green and white, but all buses were repainted to all green in 2000. In 2008, large decals honoring Culver CityBus's 80th year of service were affixed to buses and were removed in 2009. Culver CityBus began operating six New Flyer C40LFR buses on the new Rapid 6 starting on January 4, 2010. Rapid Buses are painted a chrome gray to distinguish themselves from the regular bright green buses. In 2012, Culver CityBus took delivery of 20 New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 Buses and started operating some of them beginning in late May 2012 with the rest to be phased in by late June.
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Imperial Valley College
Imperial Valley College is a college in Imperial County, United States. Founded in 1962 the college enrolls around 7,000 students per year. Victor Jaime is President of the college; the main campus is located on a 160-acre site in the city of Imperial. The extended campuses are located in El Brawley; the Imperial Valley College had its beginning on May 9, 1922 with the name of Central Junior College, opening in September that year. At Central Union High School, 2 years a new college named Brawley Junior College was opened. Brawley Junior College had to close in 1947 due to lack of attendance; because of this, Central Junior College was now receiving students from all over the Imperial Valley. The Board of Trustees changed to Imperial Valley College in late 1951; the college remained housed on the campus of Central Union High School in El Centro until the governance of the college was changed in 1959. The Imperial Community College District was formed by a vote of the electorate in 1959 and a bond issue authorized construction of a new campus on a 160-acre parcel at Aten Road and Highway 111.
A ground-breaking service was held, October 1961, for the new college campus. Meanwhile, due to the lack of space, IVC moved from El Centro to a temporary site in Imperial, on the campus of Imperial High School; the new campus opened for students in September 1962. Because of the desert location, the mascot "Arabs" was chosen. However, the college's leadership has intermittently considered changing this because the mascot has become a distraction for athletic teams traveling out of the Valley. An unsuccessful push to change the mascot was launched during the spring 2009 academic semester. Official website Henderson, Tracey. Imperial Valley. Neyenesch, 1968
Winterhaven is a census-designated place in Imperial County, California. Winterhaven is 6.5 miles east of Pilot Knob, The population was 394 at the 2010 census, down from 529 at the 2000 census. It is part of CA Metropolitan Area. North of Interstate 8 and bordering Yuma, the town is in the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation; the Colorado River marks the town's eastern border. Telephone service is provided by Winterhaven Telephone Company, a subsidiary of TDS Telecom, wired telephones in the area have numbers following the format 572-xxxx; these numbers are assigned to subscribers in Winterhaven and Felicity. The communities of Bard and Felicity appear in the US Geological Survey, National Geographic Names Database, the US Postal Service database and adjoin the community of Winterhaven; the communities of Felicity and Winterhaven share a ZIP code: 92283. Bard does not have postal delivery, post office boxes for the community have a ZIP code of 92222; the first post office at Winterhaven operated from 1916 to 1921.
It was re-established in 1934. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.2 square miles, all land. Winterhaven is the southeasternmost settlement in California; this area has a large amount of sunshine year round due to its stable descending air and high pressure. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Winterhaven has a desert climate, abbreviated "Bwh" on climate maps; the 2010 United States Census reported that Winterhaven had a population of 394. The population density was 1,655.3 inhabitants per square mile. The racial makeup of Winterhaven was 245 White, 4 African American, 37 Native American, 1 Asian, 0 Pacific Islander, 84 from other races, 23 from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 261 persons; the Census reported that 394 people lived in households, 0 lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, 0 were institutionalized. There were 151 households, out of which 59 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 53 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 34 had a female householder with no husband present, 10 had a male householder with no wife present.
There were 11 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 1 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 48 households were made up of individuals and 27 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61. There were 97 families; the population was spread out with 116 people under the age of 18, 39 people aged 18 to 24, 63 people aged 25 to 44, 110 people aged 45 to 64, 66 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.0 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males. There were 186 housing units at an average density of 781.4 per square mile, of which 151 were occupied, of which 62 were owner-occupied, 89 were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.1%. 154 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 240 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 529 people, 183 households, 118 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 2,203.9 inhabitants per square mile.
There were 219 housing units at an average density of 912.4 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 45.6% White, 3.0% Black or African American, 6.8% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 38.4% from other races, 5.9% from two or more races. 56.3% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 183 households out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.5% were married couples living together, 19.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.0% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.9 and the average family size was 3.7. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 35.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 21.2% from 25 to 44, 18.5% from 45 to 64, 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $11,563, the median income for a family was $16,417. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $20,750 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $7,220. About 41.9% of families and 47.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 60.4% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over. In the state legislature, Winterhaven is in the 40th Senate District, represented by Democrat Ben Hueso, the 56th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Eduardo Garcia. Federally, Winterhaven is in California's 51st congressional district, represented by Democrat Juan Vargas. Museum of History in Granite Felicity, California Yuma, Arizona Los Algodones, Baja California Chocolate Mountains San Diego–Imperial, California County of Imperial,California County of Yuma, Arizona
Norwalk Transit (California)
Norwalk Transit is a municipal transit company providing fixed-route and paratransit bus transit services in Norwalk, United States, operates in portions of Artesia, Cerritos, El Monte, Industry, La Habra, La Mirada, South El Monte and Whittier in Southeast Los Angeles County and Orange County. Norwalk Transit receives its operating revenue from farebox receipts and state tax revenue distributed by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Norwalk Transit operates a connector shuttle bus service between the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center and the Metro Green Line Norwalk Station. Presently, Metrolink provides weekday train service to the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center; the rail feeder service implemented by Norwalk Transit provides direct interconnectivity between rail stations. Norwalk Transit’s paratransit dial-a-ride service operates within the jurisdictional boundary of the City of Norwalk. Route 1- Rio Hondo/Bellflower Route 2- Greenline Station/Gridley/183rd Street Route 3- Gateway Plaza/Norwalk/166th Street Route 4- Imperial Highway/Metrolink Station/Greenline Station Route 5- Rosecrans Avenue/Greenline Station Route 7- Greenline Station/El Monte Station Norwalk Transit began operation in 1974, a project done by Mayor John Zimmerman Jr.
In 2005, Norwalk Transit began operating Whittier Transit service under contract. The two routes were combined into Norwalk Transit route 7 in 2007, discontinued on September 19, 2011 during a series of cuts to Norwalk Transit; as of June 27, 2016 Route 7 returned in operation. Norwalk Transit uses 40-foot long buses for its scheduled routes, 20 foot paratransit vehicles for its dial-a-ride service; the standard fleet is composed of Gillig LF and New Flyer GE40LF vehicles. Norwalk Transit Web Site Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transit Authority
Gillig Corporation is an American designer and manufacturer of buses. The company headquarters, along with its manufacturing operations, is located in Livermore, California. By volume, Gillig is the second-largest transit bus manufacturer in North America; as of 2013, Gillig had an approximate 31% market share of the combined US and Canadian heavy-duty transit bus manufacturing industry, based on the number of equivalent unit deliveries. While a manufacturer of transit buses, from the 1930s to the 1990s, Gillig was a manufacturer of school buses. Alongside the now-defunct Crown Coach, the company was one of the largest manufacturers of school buses on the West Coast of the United States. Gillig was located in Hayward, for more than 80 years before moving to Livermore in 2017; the oldest surviving bus manufacturer in North America, Gillig was founded in 1890 as Jacob Gillig, trained in carriage building and upholstering, opened his own carriage shop in San Francisco. In 1896, his son Leo Gillig entered the business as a shop foreman, becoming a full partner in the business in 1900.
The shop was destroyed as part of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, but the Gilligs rebuilt the shop on a separate property. In 1907, Jacob Gillig died at the age of 54. Following the earthquake, the company reopened as the Leo Gillig Automobile Works, which manufactured custom-built vehicle bodies. In 1914, two major achievements would happen to the company. After building a three-story factory and Chester Gillig re-organized the company as Gillig Brothers, its name for the next half-century. One of the first bodies built inside the new factory was one for a motor bus, though production would not shift to buses for another two decades. During the 1910s, most cars in the United States were open touring cars. To offer improvement over the minimal weather protection, Gillig developed an add-on hardtop, patenting its own version in 1919; the increase of closed car production in the 1920s would render the "Gillig Top" obsolete by 1925. While other hardtop manufacturers went out of business, Gillig survived on its body production, which became its primary source of revenue.
In the late 1920s, the company would produce pleasure boats and produce a prototype of a heavy truck. Following the start of the Great Depression, Gillig Brothers began to look for a steady source of revenue to ensure its survival. Although the company had produced buses sporadically since 1914, in 1932, Gillig designed its first school bus body, a configuration it would produce for most of the next 60 years. In 1935, the company designed its first ambulance body. In 1937, Gillig introduced its first flat-front school bus. By 1938, demand for school buses had surpassed the capacity of the San Francisco facility, leading Gillig Brothers to move to Hayward, California, on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay. In 1940, as a response to the Crown Supercoach, the first Gillig Transit Coach was introduced, as both a coach and school bus; the first mid-engine school bus, the Transit Coach wore an all-steel body and was powered by a Hall-Scott gasoline engine. During World War II, Gillig halted school bus production, instead producing trailer buses to transport workers in defense factories.
Following the end of the war, Gillig resumed production of the Transit Coach, introducing a rear-engine version in 1948. In 1950, the body of the Transit Coach was redesigned. In 1953, Chester Gillig retired, following the death of Leo Gillig; the management structure of the family-run company was changed, with Stanley Marx, assuming control of Gillig. In 1957, a major acquisition was made as Gillig purchased the Pacific bus division of Washington-based truck manufacturer Kenworth. At the time, Gillig controlled a 70% market share of Northern California over Crown Coach, along with a similar share of Washington State and Nevada. In 1959, the company introduced the first rear-engine school bus with a diesel engine: the Cummins C-Series Transit Coach. Although still offered with gasoline engines in various configurations, the C-Series Transit Coach accounted for over three-quarter of all Gillig sales within only five years. In 1967, Gillig would introduce the largest school bus produced: the tandem-axle DT16.
Along with it corresponding Crown Coach competitor, the DT16 is the only 97-passenger school bus produced in the United States. In 1978, Stanley Marx retired from Gillig, the firm was sold to Herrick-Pacific Steel, a Hayward-based steel manufacturer. Following the sale, the company was reorganized as its present-day name. During the acquisition and reorganization, Gillig began construction on a 117,000 square foot facility in Hayward, the largest bus manufacturing plant in the western United States. To diversify its product line, in the mid-1970s, Gillig began plans to enter the transit bus segment. Following the end of the "New Look" near-monopoly of GMC and Flxible, in mid-1976, Gillig entered a partnership with West German manufacturer Neoplan to build a series of European-styled transit buses; the 30-foot "Gillig-Neoplan" buses featured propane-fueled engines as an option. As a more permanent follow-up to the Gillig-Neoplan, the Gillig Phantom entered production in 1980; the first dedicated transit bus pro