Dayton RTA Adding 10 Gillig Hybrid Buses
18 April 2010
The Dayton, Ohio RTA is adding 10 hybrid buses to its fleet, which also includes electric trolley buses. The hybrids, manufactured by Gillig, use the GM-Allison parallel hybrid drive system.
Dayton RTA used two-thirds of the stimulus money it received in spring, 2009, to buy buses, offsetting the cost of fleet replacement and reducing the agency’s budget deficit.
RTA purchased the hybrids along with a package of several 40-foot diesel and medium-duty buses at a total cost of $13.3 million.