Two buses resembling San Francisco cable cars are scheduled to begin operating in August as the city's first fixed-route bus system.
The City Council voted unanimously recently to award a one-year contract for $217,721 to Commuter Bus Lines of Lynwood to run the system.
The buses, which can carry up to 20 passengers each, will operate seven days a week throughout the 4.84-square mile community, said James Devore, city associate civil engineer.
Fares have not been established but will probably be 50 cents for a round trip, Devore said.
The buses, whose features include hardwood seats, brass door handles and cable-car bells, cost about $75,000 apiece. The money to purchase and operate the vehicles comes from Proposition A, the half-cent county sales tax for transit projects that took effect in 1982.