Virginia Beach To Trade Trolleys for Hybrid Buses

Virginia Beach and Northfolk would order similar buses, the former replacing their 32 aging trolley replicas.

Published: 19-Jul-2007

Wave goodbye to the Oceanfront trolleys.

The City Council voted Tuesday to back a "universal shuttle" concept pushed by Hampton Roads Transit. The first hybrid diesel-electric buses could be running along Atlantic Avenue by next summer, replacing the aging fleet of "VB Wave" trolleys.

HRT wants to put the shuttles in Norfolk as well - to replace the downtown "NET" buses - but city leaders want to see the new vehicles before they agree to anything. A preview is not yet scheduled, said James Tos-cano, HRT's spokesman.
 
Virginia Beach officials, however, are eager to replace their 32-trolley fleet.

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