Galesburg Invests in Hybrid Buses | WGLT

Galesburg Invests in Hybrid Buses

Feb 18, 2016

Silver Line Hybrid Bus Concept
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Galesburg has agreed to purchase two hybrid mass-transit buses, but they won't hit the streets for a few years. The city council has approved using $1.2 million in state Transportation Department funding to buy the diesel-electric machines. City Manager Todd Thompson says the city's purchase is part of a joint order of nearly 200 vehicles so it could be up to two years before they're delivered to the city. The city entered a joint procurement in February 2015 with Interurban Transit Partnership of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for 186 buses to be built from 2015 to 2020.