« They Found Them: Uncounted Ballots in King County | Main | Please debunk this »

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

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/143069/1534976

Comments

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Talking sense about hybrid buses:

Post a comment