TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The Terre Haute transit department is going green.
Two hybrid buses joined the transportation fleet.
They are battery powered and around 30 percent more energyefficient than gasoline powered buses.
They also cost twice as much as a regular bus.
"A normal bus is just under a 100 thousand dollars," Terre Hautemayor Duke Bennett said. "Anywhere from 70 to 90 thousanddepending on whether it's gas or diesel. These buses run abouttwice as much, about 200 thousand. But in the long term you getthat payback. They'll last a lot longer, they'll have much lessmaintenance on them, and you're going to save fuel costs."
The buses were funded by Federal stimulus dollars.
Mayor Bennett said the city will try to get more in thefuture.
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