WTA receives $2.8 million for five hybrid buses

The Bellingham Herald
Whatcom Transportation Authority has received a $2.82 million grant to buy five diesel-electric hybrid buses, which should hit streets in late 2012. The Federal Transit Administration recently awarded WTA competitive grant funds to replace five 18-year-old diesel buses with the new hybrids. "This is big news for us to be able to jump into the alternative fuels world," said Maureen McCarthy, WTA spokeswoman.