Thursday, June 4, 2009

Hybrids' Next Stop: Downtown

One of the Montreal transit agency's diesel-electric buses picks up a passenger on a car-packed street yesterday. Photograph by: ALLEN MCINNIS, THE GAZETTE, The Gazette

From Montreal Gazette:

New buses more fuel-efficient. Montreal transit authority satisfied with results of $20-million pilot project

They offer smoother, quieter rides, and now we know hybrid buses are more fuel-efficient in urban settings, where low speeds and frequent stops and starts are the norm.

That means Montreal's downtown core will probably be the first area to get diesel-electric buses when they hit city streets next year.

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