No Alternative Fuel Buses, Vans for Ft. Knox…Now

by kespeland on April 13, 2009

Kentucky transportation officials opted to buy more traditional fuel buses and vans to improve the Fort Knox area’s public transit system rather than go with alternative fuel vehicles.  But Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Mark Brown says the environmental trade off will still mean less traffic on the growing region’s roads.

“We are going to see a benefit with the alleviation of congestion, reducing the amount of traffic on 31W, and allowing for more opportunities for public transportation with the purchase of these vehicles, these vans, these buses, regardless of whether they’re hybrid or not,” says Brown.

The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that hybrid public transit buses can cost up to $500,000 each, while traditional fuel buses cost closer to $300,000 dollars.

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