"When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty."
Interesting that Gillig will also be the diesel bus supplier in the near future... After 11 years of New Flyer purchases, we're going back to Gillig.The current New Flyer low-floors are easy buses to drive; hope the Gilligs are as well!
I thought that these four buses were ordered months ago!!!!Sad that TriMet will only have six hybrids (unless the 2561/2562 duo get retired soon)...C-Tran and LTD each have more hybrids than Portland does, and each of those agencies is at least 1/6th the size of TriMet.
I believe that they were awarded a grant awhile back. It takes time to compare and select manufacturer and model (and to find another agency to piggyback on), plus they want the different orders to have commonality.Also, would you rather have more hybrids and less total new buses?
Was just in Spokane a few days ago, they have mostly these low floor Gilligs, along with a handful of Hybrids, they are ok, i do not like how the bottom of the window sill is at your chin level if you sit in the low floor part. I have also heard climbing hills in hot weather and the AC on causes issues. But hey,it must have been whats cheapest, need to save money for toy trains!!!
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