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January 28, 2013
New DART bus fleet yields environmental benefits, huge savings
DART's new fleet of smoother-riding, cleaner-running 40-foot buses is taking to the streets. The new fleet began service on January 28 and will replace the agency's mix of diesel and liquefied natural gas buses by 2015. The 459 buses are running exclusively on compressed natural gas, will cut the agency's annual fuel costs by nearly two-thirds by the end of 2015 and significantly limit harmful emissions.
In October DART introduced a new fleet of 123 14- to 17-passenger buses. The smaller buses are part of an effort to maintain the same level of service at lower costs and are manufactured by ARBOC Specialty Vehicles of Middlebury, Ind. All of DART's new buses feature low-floor boarding to make it easier and quicker for customers to get on or off the bus, just like the agencyâ€™s light rail vehicles.
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