TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Terre Haute's transit authority confirms that most of its city run buses are operating without functioning air conditioning systems.
"It was very hot -- it had to be over 80-degrees," said one passenger on Friday at noon time.
"I feel like it's about 80 degrees -- 80 / 85 now," said passenger Joshua Johns.
Transportation director Brad Miller told News 10 that Terre Haute has a fleet of 16, 18-24 passenger buses; of those, seven (7) are currently sidelined, off-site, due to maintenance issues not necessarily A/C related; and the nine (9) buses still in rotation, Miller said, may well be without working A/C.
Miller said, though he sympathizes completely with overheated drivers and riders the city is under no obligation, legally, to provide air conditioning on its buses; that it was simply
Miller said ideally, the city will begin replacing its fleet of vehicles, not more than three at a time usually, at a cost of roughly $100,000 per bus, according to Miller.
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