Stimulus Dollars In Motion: Maryland Orders 100 Hybrid Buses
Xcelsior Hybrid Bus. Image credit:New American Flyer, Inc.
Taking advantage of the Federal stimulus package, Maryland's Governor O'Malley announced the State's intention to purchase hybrid 100 hybrid diesel/electric buses for $62 million. Quadruple-good news: air conditioning won't always have to be on in summer with open-in windows; diesel emissions will be reduced; the electric motors will reduce street noise; and, the supplier is New Flyer of America Inc, a Canadian company with manufacturing facilities in Winnipeg, Manitoba, St. Cloud, Minnesota, & Crookston, Minnesota. (Assuming Maryland's purchase supports the Minnesota work force, directly and indirectly.)Related posts on TreeHugger.Mirror Mirror On The Wall, Who Counts Green Jobs Best Of All?More Cities Jumping on the Hybrid Bus Bandwagon300 Hybrid Buses To Be Driving the London Streets by 2011