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Hampton Roads to rebuild buses, buy vintage trolleys

Posted on January 23, 2015

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NORFOLK, Va. — Hampton Roads Transit announced it will spend $5.39 million to rebuild 28 buses as part of a continuing effort to upgrade portions of its transit fleet, as well as acquire 14 new low-floor vintage trolleys, reported ABC13 NewsNow.

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The 28 existing buses will be sent to a Tavares, Fla.-based Coach Crafters, where numerous components will be replaced including engines, transmissions, seats, air springs, doors and heating and air conditioning systems. All buses will be repainted and returned to service in as nearly new condition as possible, according to the report.

The 14 trolleys, with a cost of about $6 million, will replace the existing hybrid buses that HRT uses on Atlantic Avenue and which have not been as popular with tourists as the old-fashioned trolleys, ABC13NewsNow reported.

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