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New Greener DART buses at Dallas Auto Show

Mar 30, 2012 02:07PM

See the latest offerings from legendary automotive companies at the 2012 Dallas Auto Show, from March 23 to 25, at the Dallas Convention Center and get a look at the new Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) 40- and 26-foot buses, along with a Mobility Management (MV-1) van.

DART buses on display are part of an order of 459 new compressed natural gas (CNG) buses built in Alabama. DART plans to introduce heavy duty, low-floor buses to replace the current fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and clean diesel buses that began service in 1998. The new buses are scheduled to be in service beginning in 2013 and the full fleet conversion is scheduled to be complete in 2015.

Later this year, DART will introduce a new fleet of approximately 123 14- to 17-passenger buses for use on Flex Routes. The smaller, American-made buses are part of an effort to maintain the same level of service at lower costs. DART also will debut new MV-1 vans, specifically designed and tested for use in paratransit service.

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