Hybrid on the go: Asheville’s first “green” bus hits the streets

Perhaps you’ve seen this green-and-blue mystery bus that says it’s “out of service.” It’s one of several new hybrid passenger buses the city of Asheville is preparing for service.


photo by Jerry Nelson

According to the city’s website, “Asheville Transit received $2.1 million to acquire five hybrid buses, furthering efforts to develop a green transit fleet. In addition, Asheville Transit received a Federal Transit Administration grant to develop an Environmental Management System.”

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Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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3 thoughts on “Hybrid on the go: Asheville’s first “green” bus hits the streets

  1. jeff

    You really have to watch out for these.. I’ve seen them and they’re amazingly QUIET.

  2. ashevillain7

    For what reason are they just driving them around with the Out of Service sign?

  3. jeff

    That’s to give the squirrels under the hood some time to warm their little legs up.

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