New, Larger Sunshine Shuttles Launch Into Service

Supervisor Don Knabe joined officials from the Department of Public Works and members of the community to celebrate the dedication of two new Sunshine Shuttle buses. The new, larger shuttles will join the existing fleet to accommodate more riders during the peak morning and afternoon hours and allow more passengers to be transported to and from our regional transit connections.

β€œThe addition of these new shuttles will vastly improve the quality of life for our community,” said Supervisor Knabe. β€œThe residents of unincorporated Whittier will gain greater access to local and regional destinations including libraries, schools, parks, medical and social service providers, youth and senior community centers, and major shopping centers.”

The new Sunshine Shuttles were paid for with a $580,000 grant from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (2009 Call for Projects), a $50,000 a grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District and approximately $250,000 from the Fourth District Proposition A Local Return Transit Program.

For more information about the Sunshine Shuttle buses, please visit LADPW.org.