Friday, April 24, 2009

Federal Stimulus Money Targeted for New Buses

Metro Transit plans to use some of the federal stimulus funding available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to purchase 90 replacement buses.

On Monday , the agency will ask the Transportation Committee to approve a request to existing contract with New Flyer of America to purchase 29 articulated buses.

The Met Council awarded a contract with New Flyer in December of 2006 for 10 articulated buses; that contract included an option to buy up to 55 additional articulated buses.

The other replacement buses - 31 40-foot buses and 30 hybrid buses - are part of a package with Gillig that was approved by the Council in 2007.

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