Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New buses and new schedules

TARC is getting new buses!

With a $4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, TARC will replace a dozen old buses that have traveled more than 500,000 miles with new clean-diesel buses that are less expensive to maintain and better for the environment.

TARC already has 27 new buses on order as a result of previous federal grants.  

The latest grant for 12 new buses means TARC will replace a total of 39 old buses – nearly 20 percent of the fleet – with new, more environmentally-friendly buses in the next two years. New buses, which take a year to receive after ordering, will begin arriving in April.

And, new schedules went into effect on Sunday. More information is available here. Some routes, mainly express ones, have been eliminated. I never like to see a route go because I feel like it will take a lot for it to be re-added.

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