Houston Metro has put the first 10 of 30 new hybrid buses into service. The remainder of the new hybrid fleet is expected in May.
The 40-foot buses are diesel electric hybrids from New Flyer (earlier post), using the GM Allison hybrid drive. Metro expects the buses to post a fuel savings of 30% or more.
The Metro buses also use signal technology to give the buses priority at intersections for predictable, on-schedule service.