Monday, April 23, 2007

METRO goes green.

I'm a little behind on posting this, but for those who weren't aware:

METRO is rolling out 10 new hybrid buses, the first of 30 local buses to take to the streets of Houston. The rest of these environmentally-friendly buses are expected in May.

The 40-foot buses run on diesel and electricity, and are expected to post a fuel savings of 30 percent or more. The hybrid technology reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by more than 50 percent and greatly reduces particulate hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide emissions. The buses are also quieter, provide a smoother ride and require less maintenance, reducing METRO’s operating costs.

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