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June 2011

Riverside Transit tests hydraulic hybrid system

RTA's ElDorado National vehicle is being used to test Eaton's hydraulic hybrid system, which was installed by Riverside, Calif.-based Complete Coach Works.

February 2010

Central Arkansas weathers recession with budgeting, stimulus funding

Using $5.4 million in stimulus funding it received, the Central Arkansas Transit system purchased four paratransit vehicles and eight fixed-route buses. As a result, Executive Director Betty Wineland said that for the first time in more than 33 years, the agency will have no buses in its fleet that exceed the recommended 12-year retirement age.

December 2008

BusCon launches new products, boasts record turnout

Product launches — such as the Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp.’s new hybrid-electric chassis — drew significant attention from attendees.

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