Renamed Rock Region METRO Deploys 15 New CNG Transit Buses
The Central Arkansas Transit Authority officially transitioned to its new name, Rock Region METRO. The Rock Region METRO brand is one of the major recent outcomes of the Move Central Arkansas project, a comprehensive planning effort involving a variety of stakeholders in public transit. The new brand will support a service plan recently adopted by the Rock Region METRO board of directors.
“It’s an exciting time for Rock Region METRO,” said Allie Freeman, board chairman, “We want our fellow Arkansans to get excited about immediate and future plans we have for our public transit system.”
The most visible aspect of the rebranding initiative can be seen on the fleet’s 15 new CNG buses, which will started service August 12. Older vehicles in the fleet will be rotated out of service now through March and painted to match the brand’s new look. By the end of 2025, the entire Rock Region METRO heavy-duty bus fleet will be replaced with the new CNG-fueled bus models.