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Email insights: Residents want electric; PSTA recommended diesel

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Despite a modest flow of emails urging otherwise, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority will likely opt to replace its fleet’s oldest diesel buses with new diesel buses. That’s if the PSTA’s board of directors follow its finance committee recommendations. Last week, the committee voted 4-1 for recommending the purchase of nine new Gillig diesel buses, rather than electric or hybrid-electric buses. The 15-member PSTA Board, whose members have the final say, will hold a vote at 9 a.m. Wednesday to determine which route they want to go with the purchase. And while it’s…

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