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Clarksville Transit System adds three Hybrid Buses

 

City of Clarksville system adds three fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles

Clarksville Transit System - CTSClarksville, TN – Clarksville Transit Service has placed three new  hybrid buses in service, continuing the trend of updating the fleet with more modern and fuel-efficient vehicles.

These new buses replace three others that were more than 10 years old and had more than 650,000 miles, collectively, on them.

Clarksville Transit System has added three new fuel-efficient hybrid buses to its fleet, replacing three high-mileage conventional fuel vehicles.

Clarksville Transit System has added three new fuel-efficient hybrid buses to its fleet, replacing three high-mileage conventional fuel vehicles.

“These are state-of-the-art buses that provide additional safety and comfort for our passengers, and the better fuel technology offers operating efficiency, which lowers costs and is more environmentally friendly,” Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan said.

The buses will improve fuel economy by 42%, and will significantly reduce air pollution and carbon monoxide emissions.

The new buses also are equipped with several features to increase their utility and improve the passenger experience.

For example, the new buses will offer:

  • Improved passenger seats.
  • A  rack that can carry two bicycles at a time.
  • A wheelchair ramp, and two wheelchair positions inside the bus.
  • A fare box that accepts and validates coins, tokens and bills, and accepts and processes
    magnetic fare cards and smart cards.
  • A surveillance system with nine cameras, providing enhanced security and safety for passengers and operators.
  • A vehicle locator system which can track a specific bus for location, speed, direction of
    travel and stop time.

Funding for the new buses comes from federal and state transit operations grants.

“I’m excited that we have been able to upgrade our bus fleet,” said Arthur Bing, Transportation Director for the City of Clarksville. “These vehicles run cleaner and more efficiently, and they are simply more convenient and comfortable for our passengers.”


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