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December 13, 2004

Talking sense about hybrid buses

Alan Durning's response. to today's Seattle PI article about the apparently-disappointing fuel economy numbers for Seattle's new hybird buses is thoughful and to-the-point. [Unlike the sensational of those natteringly negative nabobs over at the PI. --Ed.]

Durning's key points are:

1) That hybird buses are way better on emissions, even if fuel economy is only slightly better.

2) Metro isn't using hybrid buses on the types of stop-and-go local routes where they'd get better mileage; instead it's using them on long-haul suburban routes that lead to the downtown bus tunnel.

Good, thoughtful commentary.

Posted by Jon Stahl on December 13, 2004 at 07:54 PM in Policy | Permalink


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