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COTA's Hybrid Buses

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    Walker Evans
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    Original Announcement:

    COTA Rolls Out New Hybrid-Electric Buses

    Read More: https://www.columbusunderground.com/cota-rolls-out-new-hybrid-electric-buses


    COTA likes hybrid buses so far

    Thursday, June 23, 2011

    BY ROBERT VITALE

    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Six electric-diesel hybrid buses COTA put on the road a year ago have saved the agency more than 1,200 gallons of fuel and more than $3,600 per month. Does that make them worth the extra $230,000 apiece on the price tag?

    It’s too soon to tell, Central Ohio Transit Authority officials said yesterday, but they expect savings to mount as the fleet ages. With fewer parts prone to break down, officials expect hybrids to cost less to keep in service than traditional diesel-burning buses.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/06/23/cota-likes-hybrid-buses-so-far.html?sid=101

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    StowCbusCleveland
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    I didn’t see it anywhere in the article…does anyone know how many years or miles a bus typically stays in service?

    If they know the costs of both buses, and how much they are saving each month, it would seem to be a pretty straightforward math problem to figure out if it’s worth it…am I missing something?

    #449443

    gorkon
    Member

    I’m not sure….but I am glad they finally got rid of the buses they got back in the 80’s. I saw them for at least 25 years?? Maybe? I know they keep them a lot longer than most people keep cars.

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