SAN JOSE (CBS SF) – Starting Monday, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority will begin offering riders a different experience on new diesel-electric hybrid buses.

Those who use any of the 20 new coaches for VTA’s Express Bus Service will notice high-back seats, free wi-fi, luggage racks, footrests and reading lights.

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KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

The buses, which will be phased into service through February, are especially suitable for longer commutes, according to the VTA.

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The buses will operate on VTA Express lines 102, 103, 120, 121, 122, 182, and 183.

VTA acquired the buses with a federal grant along with Proposition 1B funding.

The agency was scheduled to showcase the fleet Thursday afternoon at its Cerone Operations Division facility at 3990 Zanker Road in San Jose.

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