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How PSTA learned to stop worrying and love the hybrid

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Seven new hybrid diesel-electric buses will be cruising around Pinellas County next year. PSTA board members approved the purchase — which will cost the PSTA no more than $4.9 million — at their Oct. 28 meeting. It falls under the board’s long-term bus replacement strategy, which aims to replace 13 old buses per year with newer, more fiscally and environmentally sound buses. However, the decision for board members wasn’t an easy one. After holding off on the vote for two…

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