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Why is it that most transit companies in California choose Gillig?

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I’ve grown up in the Bay Area and nearly every part of it around me has its government run transit company operate Gillig buses except San Francisco’s Muni and the same thing goes for like Sacramento and Monterey but yeah I get the fact that the same transit companies use articulated buses from new flyer but I’m talking 40 foot buses so why is it that most california transit companies operate Gillig?

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I recall that when AC Transit announced a big order with Gillig three or four years ago, they made a big deal of saying that they were buying buses that were made locally.

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Gilligs were made in Hayward...that's about as close as you can get I'd think.

AC Transit has the "Built Locally" decal on quite a few (or most) of them, near the rear corners (1600s for example)

As a bonus, the license plate frame also says "MADE IN USA"

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