WMATA buys new buses just about every year. It has to, in order to replace a steady stream of old buses that have reached the end of their useful lives. This year’s bus purchase is a little more notable than most because the new buses will look different enough from anything running right now that regular riders may actually notice.
The new buses are being delivered right now and will begin to hit the streets later this month. They’re hybrids, which is important for vehicles that are basically running all day long.
[Continue reading Dan Malouff’s post at BeyondDC.]
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