Initiatives pursued include boosting sales tax revenue, maximizing assets and creating a pooled savings account, while leadership programs and partnerships have helped bolster its workforce.
A new facility is scheduled to begin operations this spring, and the agency just received its first 30 Gillig CNG buses in February.
Adding CNG vehicles to its diverse fleet, building a fueling facility and refurbishing its maintenance garage are some of the projects the system has on its plate.
Five new Gillig 40-foot low-floor diesel-electric hybrid buses, which entered service in mid-April, are expected to deliver 30 percent fuel savings. The vehicles feature beltless alternators, where the electrical system pulls power from the hybrid batteries, and independent alternators feed power to the air-conditioning systems.
I have never understood why these same people say the New Deal didn't help get us out of the Depression and that it took World War II -- conveniently forgetting that war spending is more government spending!
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