N.Y. MTA to swap out hybrid bus engines for diesel

Posted on July 2, 2013

An M15 SBS bus passes Madison and James Streets, bound for South Ferry. Wikimedia Commons photo by Fan Railer.
An M15 SBS bus passes Madison and James Streets, bound for South Ferry. Wikimedia Commons photo by Fan Railer.
NEW YORK CITY — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to pull back on its hybrid program, taking about one-fourth of its 1,677 diesel-electric hybrid buses and swapping out their hybrid engines for newer diesel ones, according to an International Business Times report.

The main reason for the swap is financial, as warranties expire on the hybrid engines, the city will have to take on the added cost of maintaining hybrid systems, the report said. For the full story, click here.

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