Riders of some public buses in central and east Texas will be getting new wheels thanks to $14 million in federal grants.
The Eagle reported Sunday that the Brazos Transit District plans to use replace its current fleet of Bryan-College Station buses. New Texas A&M University Transportation Services buses also will be purchased through the grant awarded this month.
District CEO John McBeth says the funds will be used to buy 12 new diesel buses. The plan also includes retiring 20 Texas A&M diesel buses.
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The replacements will include 17 diesel buses and three buses powered by electricity. Current 28-foot Brazos Transit District buses will be replaced with 35-foot models.
McBeth says it could take 18 months before the new buses are operating in the district serving 16 Texas counties.