The Federal Transit Administration has awarded the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority $12.2-million to purchase 18 hybrid buses over the next few years.

SRTA says the new hybrid buses will improve fuel economy and local air quality.

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the new buses will start SRTA on the path to a clean energy bus fleet.  “Modernizing the fleet with hybrid electric buses will enable SRTA to continue providing optimal service, while delivering environmental benefits for the region and beyond.” their useful life," said Mitchell.

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The proposed 35-foot hybrid, fixed-route buses will serve as replacements for 30-foot, conventional diesel fixed-route buses, which have met or exceeded their useful life and are subject to rising energy consumption and maintenance costs.

The new hybrid buses will improve fuel economy and local air quality, and help ensure continued reliable service for transit passengers.

“SRTA is focused on transitioning to an environmentally friendly future, and this is a significant step in that direction,” SRTA Administrator Erik Rousseau said. “By the time all the buses from this award are in service, one third of our fleet will be hybrid, and we will be well on our way to executing our transition plan for the years to come

Information from the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority


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