UTA outfitting 2 paratransit buses with hybrid-drive systems

Posted on March 30, 2015

Utah Transit Authority
Utah Transit Authority

SALT LAKE CITY — In an attempt to reduce emissions and save fuel, the Utah Transit Authority is outfitting two of its existing paratransit buses with hybrid-drive system that capture energy when the buses decelerate, the Deseret News reported.

The energy will be used to help power the vehicles and run the climate control systems, lights, ramps and wheelchair lift while the buses are stopped, eliminating the need for idling.

UTA is working with the Center for Transportation and the Environment on the project, which is being funded through a Federal Transit Administration grant. For the full story, click here.

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