SFMTA Set To Unveil New Hybrid Muni Buses Today

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency buses are about to get a facelift, one which will contribute a cleaner city, according to SFMTA officials.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and SFMTA officials today are scheduled to unveil a new line of hybrid buses, officials said.

Beginning this month, Muni will deploy the new hybrid buses, part of a five-year plan to replace the current fleet of buses with 62 new hybrids, according to officials.

The new buses are expected to bring clean, brand-new vehicles that use state-of-the-art hybrid and biofuel technologies to make one of the cleanest bus fleets in the nation, officials said.

In addition to the unveiling of the new buses, Mayor Lee is scheduled to honor Muni operator Felicia Anderson.
Anderson was the driver of the Muni bus who transported an injured passenger directly to a hospital after a shooting aboard a 19-Polk bus earlier this month.

The unveiling is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. at Pier 48, at Terry A. Francois Boulevard and Third Street. One of the new hybrid buses is scheduled to be on display from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

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