SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority on Friday introduced 29 new lower-emissions hybrid-diesel buses.
The 60-foot articulated buses will replaced older buses on the agency’s Rapid 522 Line on El Camino Real and the Alum Rock-Santa Clara bus rapid transit corridor.READ MORE: Eye On Earth: Battle Lines Set Over Proposal To Drill For Natural Gas in Suisun Marsh
The buses included additional interior and exterior capacity for bicycles, multi-door boarding, free Wi-Fi and more comfortable seats, officials said.READ MORE: COVID: As Bay Area Offices Reopen Many Employees Want To Continue Working From Home
The hybrid buses produce 95 percent lower nitrogen oxide emissions and 80 percent less particulate matter, and 25 percent better fuel economy.
The VTA first introduced hybrid diesel-electric buses in November 2010.MORE NEWS: At Least 1 Dead In Fatal Collision In Fremont
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