NEW BUSES * USA - Ross Schools replace five aging buses
Ross Township,PENN,USA -Enquirer/Rodeo Cincinnati, by Sue Kiesewetter -May 10, 2010: -- The Ross Local Schools’ bus fleet has five new buses to replace older buses thanks to a federal grant program... The district contributed $85,491 – about the cost of one bus – toward the purchase. The district also received a $236,615 Diesel Emissions Reduction grant and had $58,854 in state bus purchase funds... The new buses replace five Ross buses ranging in age from 18-22 years old that have been taken off the road as a condition of the grant... In an effort to reduce expenses the Ross Schools have not purchased any new buses for several years... Ross has 27 buses on the road, Young said...
* Texas - VIA Unveils 'Green' Buses. New Buses Will Debut In Downtown San Antonio
San Antonio,TX,USA -KSAT 12 News, by Steve Roldan -May 4, 2010: -- VIA Metropolitan Transit is taking a big step toward its goal of becoming environmentally friendly... The agency is unveiling new buses fueled by alternative power sources. The new buses are powered by compresses natural gas... The alternative fuel will help keep San Antonio's air cleaner while providing for the transportation needs of the city... VIA's new buses will show off its new logo featuring a green leaf that will be found on each of its environmentally friendly buses... Four buses will hit the streets this week, then 30 hybrid buses will be added this summer... After that, three additional electric-hybrid powered buses will also go into use... (Photo from viainfo)
* Michigan - Transportation Authority gets new buses
Three Rivers,MI,USA -WLKM -May 14, 2010: -- Steve Yorks, executive director of the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority, has announced that four new cutaway buses are ready to hit the streets... The buses were purchased through a Michigan Department of Transportation grant... Yorks said the addition of the four new buses and elimination of its four oldest vehicles will see the agency maintain a 19-vehicle fleet... Yorks said the agency is trying to maintain a high profile around the county in advance of an August millage request, which will ask St. Joseph County voters to renew 0.33 mills for basic operations... (Photo from PHILIP A. DWYER/The Bellingham Herald: Natalie Wells of Ferndale, gets on the WTA route 4 bus to go home in front of St. Joseph Hospital Thursday afternoon)
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