What's more exciting than rolling out new buses for the new year? January 4th brings brand-new 60-foot, clean energy articulated buses to VTA's 522 Rapid line. And if you've ridden on one of MUNI's new buses, you know exactly what these are like, because they're the same!
Built by New Flyer of America, these modern, low-floor (step-free access) buses meet every requirement by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). There is room for bikes on both the interior and exterior of the bus.
Larger doors, increased standing room and free Wi-Fi are just some features of New Flyer's impressive buses. They're run with hybrid diesel-electric power, and lower nitrogen oxide emissions by 95%.
Similar to VTA's diesel-electric buses rolled out in 2010, VTA expects a 25% progression in fuel economy from the new buses.
The new year was brought new buses! For more details, visit www.vta.org.