WTA receives $2.8 million for five hybrid buses

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 8:14am
The Bellingham Herald

Whatcom Transportation Authority has received a $2.82 million grant to buy five diesel-electric hybrid buses, which should hit streets in late 2012.
The Federal Transit Administration recently awarded WTA competitive grant funds to replace five 18-year-old diesel buses with the new hybrids.
"This is big news for us to be able to jump into the alternative fuels world," said Maureen McCarthy, WTA spokeswoman.