News Flash


Posted on: July 3, 2023

Beaumont Municipal Transit (Zip) Receives a $2,819,460 Federal Grant



Claudia San Miguel, General Manager, Beaumont Transit

[email protected]| (409) 835-7895

transit mockup

Beaumont Municipal Transit (Zip) Receives a $2,819,460 Federal Grant to Take Its Low Emission Fleet Even Lower 

The award was one of just 130 projects funded by President Biden’s infrastructure bill to put better, cleaner buses in communities across America.

The funds, which include a contribution by the City of $499,022, or approximately $100,000 per bus, will be used to replace five buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new GILLIG Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses will increase service efficiency, reduce maintenance expenses, provide low-emission and reliable technology, and have improved engines that reduce NOx and PM emissions by 90 percent more than the old models.

Transit Manager Claudia San Miguel said, “We are extremely grateful to the Department of Transportation for seeing the value in our project and working to improve public transportation across America.”


The proven design of the GILLIG CNG bus recorded the highest reliability and the best fuel economy of any CNG bus tested at the Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center. GILLIG buses provide a maintenance-friendly design incorporating an integrated fuel-management panel and easily serviceable components. The GILLIG bus uses the Cummins L9N engine and provides near-zero emissions for the cleanest CNG bus in the industry.

BMT Zip Will Reduce Energy Consumption

The new GILLIG CNG bus with the Cummins L9N CNG engine is more energy efficient than the 14-year-older NABI CNG buses being replaced. Greater fuel efficiency for the bus fleet will reduce energy consumption.

BMT Zip will reduce emissions

The new GILLIG CNG bus with the Cummins L9N CNG engine will reduce harmful emissions. The proposed replacement buses have improved CNG engines that reduce NOx and particulate matter (PM) emissions by 90 percent over early models 15 years ago. The Cummins L9N engine meets the 0.02 g/bhp-hr optional near-zero NOx emission standard, which is 90 percent less NOx than the current standard.

BMT Zip will reduce direct carbon emissions

The proposed new GILLIG CNG buses are more fuel efficient than the CNG buses being replaced. Therefore, reduced fuel consumption from more efficient engines will result in reduced direct carbon emissions.

The current fixed route fleet includes 17 CNG buses.

Additional project benefits include improvements in historically transportation-disadvantaged service areas by providing access to jobs, improving reliability, and contributing to better air quality for a vulnerable population.

About Beaumont Municipal Transit (BMT Zip): Beaumont’s public transportation operate a fleet of 28 buses and paratransit buses with a mission to safely connect our thriving community, and works hard to provide accessible and efficient transportation around town.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

Gladys/Lucas Construction Update

Posted on: February 27, 2024

State of the City: Video Recording

Posted on: December 15, 2023

City Surplus Auction 11/29-12/13

Posted on: November 20, 2023

Channel 4 is Down Until Further Notice

Posted on: November 9, 2023

Statement Regarding Beaumont Animal Care

Posted on: October 30, 2023

November Special Election Information

Posted on: September 14, 2023

Press Conference: Water Update 9/18

Posted on: September 14, 2023

Major Water Leak

Posted on: September 3, 2023

Free Chlorine Water Conversion Update

Posted on: August 30, 2023


Posted on: August 16, 2023

Drought FAQ

Posted on: August 15, 2023

Brackish Water Alert

Posted on: August 9, 2023

City of Beaumont Announces Flow Fest

Posted on: August 1, 2023

[RESOLVED] City Phones are Down

Posted on: July 26, 2023

Magnolia Pool Re-Opens July 26, 2023

Posted on: July 25, 2023

Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant

Posted on: July 17, 2023

Traffic Alert! April 21, 2023

Posted on: April 20, 2023

Traffic Alert- Downtown Beaumont

Posted on: March 1, 2023


Posted on: March 10, 2023

New Water Payment Provider FAQs

Posted on: February 17, 2023

Man Arrested in the 700 block of Archie

Posted on: January 30, 2023

Detectives Investigating Human Remains

Posted on: December 5, 2022

Traffic Stop Yields 3 Kilos of Cocaine

Posted on: December 9, 2022

BPD Blue Santa Send-Off Today at 5:00 p.m.

Posted on: December 15, 2022

2022 Winter Storm Info

Posted on: December 19, 2022

It's the Last Day for Early Voting!

Posted on: November 4, 2022

Fatality Crash - IH10 at Major Drive

Posted on: November 20, 2022

Critical Missing 9 Year Old

Posted on: November 26, 2022

Fatality Crash IH-10 at Laurel

Posted on: October 25, 2022

TRAFFIC ALERT- Downtown Beaumont

Posted on: October 27, 2022

Downloadable Graphics

Posted on: September 7, 2022

Homeless Resources

Posted on: September 16, 2022


Posted on: July 12, 2022


Posted on: July 19, 2022

Traffic Alert!! Toliver Rd

Posted on: July 21, 2022

Summer Fun at the Library

Posted on: June 1, 2022

Proposed Ward Redistricting Map

Posted on: June 28, 2022

Traffic Alert!

Posted on: May 5, 2022

Redistricting Information

Posted on: May 18, 2022

Traffic Alert!! Downtown Beaumont

Posted on: April 5, 2022

BPD Officer Injured

Posted on: December 16, 2021


Posted on: December 26, 2021


Posted on: December 26, 2021

CDBG Housing Grant Fraud Notification

Posted on: October 7, 2021

Hurricane Ida Relief

Posted on: September 1, 2021

City of Beaumont Office Closures

Posted on: September 14, 2021

City Offices Resume Operation Tomorrow

Posted on: September 14, 2021

Fall Softball Registration Begins

Posted on: September 21, 2021

Beaumont Police Investigating Homicide

Posted on: September 25, 2021

Grade I Firefighter Exam Notice

Posted on: August 18, 2021

Beaumont Police-Now Hiring

Posted on: August 19, 2021

2020 Annual Water Quality Report

Posted on: July 1, 2021

Beaumont Man in Custody for Murder

Posted on: July 19, 2021

Water Discoloration Calls Map

Posted on: July 28, 2021

Grade I Firefighter Exam Notice

Posted on: June 21, 2021

TRAFFIC ALERT! Fourth of July, 2021

Posted on: June 22, 2021

Special City Council Meeting

Posted on: May 13, 2021

PSA- Stolen Firearms

Posted on: April 1, 2021

Elinor Drainage Relief Project

Posted on: April 20, 2021

Road Closure Announcement

Posted on: April 29, 2021

Water Utilities Update

Posted on: February 13, 2021

Winter Weather Update- February 14, 2021

Posted on: February 14, 2021

Winter Weather Beaumont Transit Info

Posted on: February 15, 2021

Winter Weather Update, 2/15/21

Posted on: February 15, 2021

Winter Weather Update-February 16, 2021

Posted on: February 16, 2021

City Water System

Posted on: February 16, 2021

City Water System Update

Posted on: February 16, 2021

A Message from City Manager Kyle Hayes

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Winter Storm Price Gouging and Scams

Posted on: February 20, 2021

Winter Storm Disaster Assistance

Posted on: February 21, 2021

Test Public Safety Release

Posted on: June 13, 2023

Create an Account

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Stay connected!

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Keep in Touch

Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

Posted on: November 22, 2016