"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." ~Mahatma Gandhi
I want to talk to that reporter.Number of electric buses in TriMet fleet? Zero.Number of electric buses planned for TriMet fleet? Zero.Number of hybrid-electric buses in TriMet fleet? Two.Number of hybrid-electric buses planned for TriMet fleet? Four.Number of electric buses in King County Metro fleet? 159.Number of electric buses planned for King County Metro fleet? 159Number of hybrid-electric buses in King County Metro fleet? 245 plus vehicles.Number of hybrid-electric buses planned for King County Metro fleet? 700 plus.
... or you could just read the article, and then you'd realize that it has nothing to do with public transportation.The entire article is about electric-powered private vehicles.
From the article that I read:Portland has a dense street-car and light-rail network, and the city has the country’s highest per-capita ownership of Toyota Prius hybrids, according to George Beard, a manager in the Office of Research and Strategic Partnerships at Portland State University.Portland’s embrace of all things electric...A one-block stretch of downtown, nicknamed Electric Avenue, was conceived as an oasis for all types of electric vehicles, and a vision of how these vehicles can fit into a broader transportation system. Indeed, the avenue runs adjacent to a transit mall on Sixth Avenue where buses, street cars and the light-rail network converge...I see multiple references to Portland's electric (and even one reference to the non-electric buses) transit.
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