Big Blue Bus is giving an old bus to a Beverly Hills-based nonprofit that serves paralyzed kids and teens.
The 1997 bus went out of service in October and is considered surplus. When U Dream a Dream, Inc. plans to turn the inside of the bus into a computer lab. It will also use the bus take paralyzed kids to concerts, sporting events, and television shows.
When U Dream a Dream will install hybrid or electric engines in the bus, which is currently diesel-powered.
City officials estimate the current value of the bus to be $2,810 based on the recent auction of other similar buses. City Hall can donate equipment valued at less than $10,000.