Hybrid Buses @Trimet

They’re back…

But will they stick? Will they become common place? Will they be cleaner and better and more reliable? Maybe, maybe not. I’m sure we’ll find out. Any bus order that isn’t the 2900 (a purchase from just a few years ago) lot would seem to be better buses. But I digress, I wanted to mention that at least one hybrid (and I’m assuming the others from this order) bus is on the ground, painted up and ready for action here at Trimet for the city of Portland.

So what’s your take? Do you think they’ll do better? Will they be more reliable? Will it actually increase the mileage and efficiency? Will it save money or cost more?

Trimet's new hybrid.

Trimet’s new hybrid.