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Durham tests hybrid buses

Posted June 16, 2008 5:55 p.m. EDT

— The Durham Area Transit Authority plans to buy 20 hybrid buses over the next year. Some of them are being tested on city routes this week.

They expect the investment of $10.8 million with help save up to 40 percent in fuel costs for the city.

Most of the money for the buses -- 80 percent -- comes from federal grants.