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MBTA launches first of hybrid buses

At a cost of $915,000 each, fuel-efficient fleet to serve 3 busiest routes

Bus driver Rafael Sanchez Jr. applauded a small launch ceremony at Back Bay Station yesterday from inside one of the T fleet’s new hybrid buses. Bus driver Rafael Sanchez Jr. applauded a small launch ceremony at Back Bay Station yesterday from inside one of the T fleet’s new hybrid buses. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / April 21, 2010

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The MBTA introduced the first of 25 hybrid gas-electric buses yesterday that it says are quieter, less polluting, and more fuel efficient than the existing fleet, traveling city streets at a cool 5 miles per gallon. (Full article: 495 words)

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