Thursday April 24, 2008
Delivery of these buses will be completed by June 30, 2010. These new buses have 15 percent more capacity than standard 40-foot buses.
The new buses will replace the oldest 40-foot diesel buses in Metro’s fleet. Metro also expects that some of Metro’s original CNG buses, purchased in 1995/ 1996, will also be replaced by this order.
The Metro Board approved funding for this project in February 2008, from a combination of federal, state and local funds.
Metro now has a fleet of 2,561 active buses almost all of them fueled by compressed natural gas. Today Metro operates 100 45-foot buses and 391 60-foot high-capacity buses.