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HYBRID BUSES

Metro Hybrid BusesMetro is the first system in Wisconsin to add hybrid electric powered buses to its fleet. Fourteen additional hybrids have been added so that now 10% of Metro's buses are now hybrids.

What is a hybrid bus?

Hybrid bus motors act like generators. Through a process called "regenerative braking", energy created while a bus slows or stops is converted to stored electric energy.

Forty percent of the energy to accelerate the bus is actually
energy saved during the braking process.

Metro currently estimates that hybrid buses get 20 - 30%
better gas mileage than regular diesel buses and reduce exhaust emissions by 90%.


ULTRA-LOW SULFUR FUEL

Metro's entire fleet operates on ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel that reduces hydrocarbon emissions by 75%.



GREEN POWER


Metro Transit uses 37% Green Power, which is a combination of windpower and other environmentally-friendly energy-producing sources, to power its administration and maintenance facility.

 


 


SAVE A TREE - PLAN YOUR TRIP ELECTRONICALLY

Plan your trip is easier than ever before using your PC or a mobile device rather than a paper schedule.


Plan Your Trip With Google Maps!

Get detailed trip plan itineraries, street views of stops and transfer points and riding information in multiple languages using Google Maps on your PC or mobile device.

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Try These Phone Apps!

Once you’ve planned your trip, monitor where your bus is on the street.

Google Play, iTunes, Mobile Site
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Safe Drivers
 
Metro Transit: (608) 266-4466; E-mail: mymetrobus@cityofmadison.com