BACC Editor on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 22:51
On July 30th, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced that it will be upgrading its bus fleet with the aid of over $21 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration. Approximately $15 million will be used to purchase new biodiesel-electric buses, and over $6 million will be used to renovate and improve the city’s bus facilities. The new hybrid buses, which will replace numerous 20-year-old buses, will help reduce toxic emissions and are expected to begin arriving in early 2013. Other Bay Area transit agencies, such as Bay Area Rapid Transit and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit, are also benefiting from the federal grant, and will be using the funds to improve their infrastructure.