Louisville's Hybrid Buses Live Up to Their Promise

Only downside is the higher purchase price that is not offset by fuel savings.

Published: 04-Jun-2005

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They are quieter. They get better mileage. They produce few harmful emissions. And they run like a dream.

The five hybrid-electric buses that have been on Louisville streets since last fall have so much going for them that the Transit Authority of River City has requested money for 10 more.

There is one catch, however. The diesel-electric hybrids cost more to buy than they will save on fuel.

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