Triangle Transit puts 12 new buses on street

Posted May 26, 2009

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— Triangle Transit added 12 new buses to its fleet this week, officials said Tuesday.

Built by Gillig Corp. in California, the buses are 40-foot, low-floor vehicles. They join 23 35-foot buses that were put into service last summer, officials said.

Each new bus seats 36 people and includes heavy-duty climate systems, "talking bus" technology and outdoor route information signs.

“The new buses will allow us to continue to improve services,” David King, Triangle Transit general manager, said in a statement. “We are halfway through the replacement of our fleet. Our riders should notice the difference.”

The buses cost $342,000 each, with funds coming from the federal government, the state Department of Transportation and Triangle Transit.


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  • bpjamesncsu May 27, 2009

    jesmyopinion--I ride TTA frequently, and at least on my route, nearly every seat is taken.

  • Just the facts mam May 26, 2009

    Great - more empty buses to be driving around wasting gas. I hope our children and grandchildren will enjoy paying for them.