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PSTA makes major addition to hybrid bus fleet

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Thirteen new hybrid-electric buses have begun to arrive at the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority‘s North St. Petersburg headquarters. “Smartbuses,” as they’re called, will be replacing the 13 oldest diesel buses now used by the PSTA. The new addition brings the PSTA hybrid-bus-count up to 61, which equates to 30 percent of the entire Pinellas County public bus fleet — which is valued at more than $37 million. “This is the healthiest fleet we have ever had,” said Henry Lukasik, PSTA…

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